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Building by Water
Building by Water
Having a sea or river view is always an added bonus when purchasing a property. When the chance to self build a house near water becomes a possibility there are…...
Building in Someone's Garden
Building in Someone's Garden
Building plots for self-build homes can be expensive and hard to find especially if you wish to build your home in the suburbs. When starting a search for the ideal…...
Buying at Trade Prices for Your Self Build
Buying at Trade Prices for Your Self Build
Once you decided to self build your own house you must start to think as a builder and not someone attempting do it yourself. As a builder you would be running a…...
Can You Work a 40 Hour Week and Build Your Home?
Can You Work a 40 Hour Week and Build Your Home?
It is not always possible to take a break from work to be able to build a house. A work-build balance needs to be observed....
Clearing the Site Before Building
Clearing the Site Before Building
Once the site is cleared and secured you are ready to start the real work – building your dream home....
Ensuite Bathrooms: Are They Worth It?
Ensuite Bathrooms: Are They Worth It?
These days it is becoming popular to have as many bathrooms in the home as there are bedrooms - more in some instances. We look at the ensuite, where and when you…...
Fitting Out a Self Built Home on a Tight Budget
Fitting Out a Self Built Home on a Tight Budget
Building a house can be costly. Without question the house must be built with the best materials both for quality of build and for the house to last the test of time.…...
Form Your Own Building Cooperative
Form Your Own Building Cooperative
Working as part of a building cooperative to build homes seems the ideal project for those wishing to have a home but are hindered by the usual demands for self…...
Home Build: Flooring
Home Build: Flooring
When planning your self-build home the flooring has to be decided upon when the house designs are being drawn up. Consider whether you require under floor heating, as…...
How to Be in Control of Your Home Build at all Times
How to Be in Control of Your Home Build at all Times
Building your own house can be a daunting experience. Whether you oversee the project or do it all yourself you need to be in control and let others know that you are…...
Planning and Building an Underground House
Planning and Building an Underground House
Planning an underground house can have some very tricky elements and although underground homes are still rare, they are increasing in number, particularly for…...
Reclaimed Materials: Are They Best and Where to Source Them
Reclaimed Materials: Are They Best and Where to Source Them
By using reclaimed materials in a new build you can be assured you have built a home that is unique....
Recruiting and Managing Bricklayers and Tradesmen
Recruiting and Managing Bricklayers and Tradesmen
When planning to build your dream home you need a reliable team of trades’ people to ensure the house is built on time, to plan and to the best possible quality....
Should You Future Proof Your Home?
Should You Future Proof Your Home?
When building your home you should look to the future and plan for new innovations that may come along. By having the facility to be able to add to your home as…...
Sourcing and Ordering Materials for Your Home Build
Sourcing and Ordering Materials for Your Home Build
Planning ahead before you start your build will save time and frustration later....
Ten Things to Ask a Builder Before You Employ Him
Ten Things to Ask a Builder Before You Employ Him
How do you know that a particular builder is the right person to build your home? Here are ten questions to ask....
Ten Ways to Save Money During a Self Build
Ten Ways to Save Money During a Self Build
How to save money during a self build....
The Roof on Your Self Build
The Roof on Your Self Build
The roof space in your home should be considered carefully at the design stage as it can add value to the home as an extra room....
Your Home Build: Certificates for Mortgage
Your Home Build: Certificates for Mortgage
Research the self-build mortgage market carefully before you make your choice. Many banks and building societies now have a self-build mortgage and there is sure to be…...
Your Home Build: Electrics
Your Home Build: Electrics
Never think of the electricity supply as access to power. It has its place in your self-build to bring style and individuality to your new home....
Your Home Build: Footing and Utilities
Your Home Build: Footing and Utilities
One of the first stages of the build id to complete the footings and arrange for utilities to be supplied to the site....
Your Home Build: Heating
Your Home Build: Heating
Another choice that faces the self-builder is what type of heating to install into their new home. There are many types of home heating and the choice should be made…...
Your Home Build: Plastering
Your Home Build: Plastering
Plastering the walls and ceiling of your self-build home will put the finishing touches to the home of your dreams...
Your Home Build: Plumbing and Heating
Your Home Build: Plumbing and Heating
Once the water supply and central heating has been fitted into you self-build house it will feel like a home....
Your Home Build: Staircase and Windows
Your Home Build: Staircase and Windows
Self-builders may think of the staircase and windows as little more than an embellishment on their home but these items are as important as any other part of the build....
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