Historic buildings account for more than a quarter of our existing building stock, and a surprisingly large number of ‘self-build’ properties are converted historic buildings, writes Melissa Osborne, Principal Building Surveyor at Trident Building Consultancy.

There are many considerations when embarking on your self-build journey, but one of the most important is deciding on the build method and making sure you have all the relevant evidence to make an informed decision. This may appear straightforward, but there are several considerations that may influence lenders, warranty…

28 Oct 2019
Mark Stevenson, Managing Director of Potton, shares his comments on how to value a building plot and provides a formula for the valuation method.

Building a home is a real bucket list event for a lot of people, yet so few make it a reality. In the UK, self-build can prove a complex process for the uninitiated, which often dissuades people from giving it proper consideration. Paul Smith, Founder of MyPlot, reflects on the…

30 Aug 2019
John M Staves, CEng FIStructE, Fellow and Vice President of the Institution of Structural Engineers discusses why you must consult a structural engineer before renovating or extending.

Deciding to undertake a self-build project is a significant moment, however, translating grand ideas into a workable plan isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. Here, Karen Curtin, Managing Director of Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self and custom build community, offers four key considerations that should be made…

Basement conversions are becoming a popular method to add floorspace and value to a property. However, the decision to tackle one should not be taken lightly.

Whether you’re working on an old or a new building, read on to discover why Simon Ayres of Lime Green believes lime has the answers. Simon gave up building to focus on manufacturing lime because he believes its more relevant now than ever.

The latest self-build market report from AMA Research, highlights the strong disconnect between the number of available sites and where people want to build.

There’s a steep learning curve when you’re building or carrying out a large renovation project. Homebuilding & Renovating Show specialists who have lived through it describe the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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