This stunning, detached, three-bedroom property, located in the beautiful mid-Wales countryside, has been designed by the expert team at Welsh Oak Frame to create a show-stopping home that makes the most of the surrounding scenery.

In this article, structural glazing specialist Clear Living reflects on the inherent properties of structural glazing and reveals why it has become so popular in self-build and custom-build homes.

70-year-old Colin Clarkson has transformed a rundown two-bedroom 1960s bungalow into a modern four-bedroom property with a spacious extension.

Forget everything that The Three Little Pigs fairytale taught you; straw bale construction is a natural and affordable self-build construction method.

02 Sep 2015
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 Framework could be the key that unlocks your development, as Richard Hawkes of Hawkes Architecture…

When looking to build your own house, effective cost and time are considered to be key components to a successful build. Each factor is minimised when a pre-manufactured structure is specified – just one reason why this method of construction is a popular choice for self-build projects.

03 Jul 2015
Innovative use of vaulted ceilings and clever glazing has transformed an urban infill site into a four-bedroom family home.

04 Jun 2015
While timber cladding has boomed in recent decades, it has become particularly popular in the self-build market, and for good reason. Here, cladding expert Vastern Timber explains why.

Paul Joyner, Managing Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, part of the Travis Perkins Group, discusses how SAP assessments have heightened the importance of Y-values and how they can be used to save money and improve efficiency.

02 Apr 2015
After building her own home Mandy Clark felt that the process deserved to be retold, so put her self-build experience into a book. Here, Mandy discusses the ups and downs of her homebuilding adventure.

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