02 Oct 2017
You have found the site or renovation project of your dreams and are keen to get started. The last thing you need are delays with processing your planning application. Here Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director at Planning Portal, offers guidance on making a successful application first time.
The Passivhaus standard is one of the fastest-growing energy standards in the world, and often dubbed the gold standard of energy efficiency and indoor comfort. There are currently over 65,000 Passivhaus buildings worldwide. Here, the Passivhaus Trust explains why all self-builders should be striving for the Passivhaus standard.
A new market report, that is the largest of its kind, has revealed that the self- and custom-build industry is growing at a rate of 6.25% year on year, marking its third consecutive annual spike. At its current pace, the sector is estimated to reach 16,500 housing completions by 2020.
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.
30 May 2017
If you want to own a unique and attractive property that suits your family’s needs and is worth more than you paid to construct it, then self-building could be ideal for you, says Rachel Pyne at BuildStore.
30 Mar 2017
Architect and first-time self-builder, Damon Ball, has created a picturesque new home in the Vale of White Horse. Here, we uncover the ins and outs of how he budgeted and financed the development.
01 Mar 2017
If you want to create your own bespoke home, custom-building could be for you, and the UK has a wealth of interesting new developments, says Tom Connor from Custom Build Homes.
31 Jan 2017
If you want a trouble-free route to creating your own bespoke home, follow these essential tips to ensure success, says BuildStore’s Rachel Pyne.
21 Dec 2016
BuildStore’s Rachel Pyne answers your questions on how to set a realistic budget and finance your next home-building project.