There are so many benefits that come with building with oak. Here, English Heritage Buildings has outlined eight reasons why self-builders can benefit from building with oak for a timeless and beautiful building.

There are so many benefits that come with building with oak. Here, English Heritage Buildings has outlined eight reasons why self-builders can benefit from building with oak for a timeless and beautiful building.

Anyone who has built their own home will know that from the moment you make the decision to go down the self-build route, you’ll be assailed by decisions. Big decisions, small decisions and just plain ‘matter-of-opinion’ decisions; there’s a lot to think about. It’s all too easy to make a…

A healthy building is one that is bright, warm, draught-free, soundproof and free from air pollutants. For occupant health, there is a myriad of benefits of healthy homes as poorly ventilated homes with a lack of daylight can contribute to asthma, allergies and even sleep disorders. This is particularly worrying…

As self-builders adopt an increasingly sustainable ethos when designing and building their own homes, Simon Orrells of Frame Technologies considers why issues surrounding climate change and the zero-carbon agenda cannot be ignored.

Good organisation is always an important part of any project, but as winter approaches, industries that involve outdoor construction have an altogether different and challenging task on their hands. When the first frosts bite, even the most thought-out of projects can experience kinks in productivity. As such, those planning outdoor…

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…

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