Theselfbuilder.com has teamed up with some of the country's leading authorities on a wide range of subjects from architecture, planning to interior design and building regs to bring you the very latest advice. Successful planning, saving money and making your home eco friendly, are just some of the key advice features you'll find in this section.
Is your home covered?
The right type of insurance is critical for your peace of mind. Self Build Zone and Build Zone can help you find the right type of...Read More As the first skylight manufacturer to have its skylights BSI accredited, Sunsquare, offers its advice on what to consider when choosing a...Read More Ted Stevens discusses the government's new Right to Build...
You may have heard about the Government's new Right to Build. It was trumpeted by the...Read More Ted Stevens discusses if you fail to prepare... then you should prepare to fail
Almost every day I get someone enthusiastic about building their own...Read More
Can a single storey be more than a bungalow?I've recently bought a site that already has planning permission, but owing to privacy issues,...Read More Phil Kirby, President of the Planning Officers Society, shares his expert opinions on how to deal with applications...
What can I do if my application...Read More Richard Gould Business Development Manager – Special Projects for NAPIT offers his expert opinion...
How can I check their credentials?
This is not an...Read More Julia Evans, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders, reveals how to deal with builders...
How can I check a builder’s...Read More Interior Designer, Adrienne Chinn offers her expert advice...
When should I hire an interior designer?
At beginning of the planning stage – they will...Read More This hazardous material could be lurking in your home, so make sure you're clued up!
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that...Read More
Jonathan Hetreed, author of The Damp House, explains how to recognise and deal with damp in your home
The causes of dampness in houses are often...Read More Dry rot is a fungus that can seriously damage the structure of your house, so make sure you're aware of the dangers
Dry rot is a fungus that thrives in...Read More