Procter Cast Stone has published ‘The Self-Builder's Guide to Cast Stone’ to give self-builders a better understanding of the possibilities offered by...Read More
BUILD WITH CONFIDENCE
Building your own home is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make everything fit your own exacting standards. That’s the kind of...Read More
A STYLISH SOLUTION TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING
With the rising cost of energy bills more and more homeowners and renovators are looking for ways to make...Read More The decision to do up an old wreck or knock it down and start again is influenced by more than simple aesthetics. Tax breaks and maintenance costs could...Read More
Getting the best return on your investment with timber frame.
Nowadays every self-builder is aware of the benefits associated with timber frame...Read More All the essential information you require to get your project off the ground
Whether you’re considering a renovation, extension or architect-designed...Read More Employing a professional to challenge your builder and/or architect on key issues like costings, value for money and quality control is a worthwhile...Read More
With plots and old wrecks going for a song in some foreign locations, it’s tempting to snap up a bargain without checking out local laws and customs....Read More
The starting point for many a self-build project is how the home will be made, not least because it will have a major effect on the bottom line-the...Read More
For first-time buyers or parents looking to make a good investment for their children, could recent price drops in the housing market make this the...Read More
Living near a building site can be just as stress-inducing as running one, so spare a thought for those over the garden fence
As the residents of...Read More
Think carefully about the space you already have, before cutting into it. A large area with good light and sight lines is a very precious thing, but not...Read More
Building regs do not cover the installation of fitted furniture, such as a screened bed, platform or similar. ‘However, there will...Read More
Layouts and planning
Your new addition must fit in with existing demands on any space and add to them without compromising a room’s primary function....Read More
A room divider is a bold style statement to retain a sense of unity, blend in your addition using matched colours, materials, or even...Read More
If you love your house but need more space, this is a chance to stay and make it even better.
An extension allows you to get stuck into a...Read More
Can you extend?
You will need the freeholder’s/landlord’s permission and should check your deeds to ensure there are no restrictive...Read More
A loft conversion is a great way to gain living space without changing the external appearance of your home. Building a new storey is an obvious...Read More