If you’re looking for a self-build opportunity, securing a plot will be top of your list, but where should you start your search? BuildStore’s Raymond Connor investigates.
Many of us dream of building our own home, from designing the perfect living space, to hunting for those all-important finishing touches, but most of us think this will always be a dream, rather than…
With a self-build there is so much to think about. Furniture and accessories may be the final consideration, but it is worth taking the time to think, research and plan the big budget rooms at…
Published in Project Inspiration
When purchasing a piece of land for a self-build project, it’s important to do your homework to ensure there are no hidden risks associated with the plot. Rebecca Hickey, Head of Product at Landmark Information…
Taking the first financial and emotional leap towards fulfilling a self-build dream by buying a plot of land can be surprisingly complicated, fraught and overwhelming.
Published in Structural elements
To avoid unwanted delays to your self-build project, your application process must be ‘by the book’. Steven Pearson, Planning Consultant and Legal Author at legislation analyst Cedrec, outlines some essential guidance for the application procedure.
Securing planning approval for your new self-build home can feel like an arduous task, especially when your site is in the picturesque English countryside. Getting to grips with Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy…
Published in i-build
Tim Riley, Director of architects RCKa, discusses the hurdles his team had to overcome in order to gain planning permission for a Sussex home extension.
Published in i-build
With roughly two out of three self-builders needing a mortgage to see their project through, i-build takes a look at how self-build mortgages work and the finance products available in today’s marketplace.
There has been an influx of good news for the home-building industry as the Government continues to help aspiring self-builders.