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Build Your Own Summerhouse
Build Your Own Summerhouse
These days the garden is thought of more as an extension of the home. With play areas, barbecues, landscaped gardens and patios it is definitely a part of your home…...
Building a Granny Annex
Building a Granny Annex
Adding a granny annex to your home can be beneficial for both the home owner and also the member of family who is going to live in the house extension....
Building an Outside Workshop
Building an Outside Workshop
A workshop in the grounds of your self-built house can be a boon even to the hobbyist. If you work from home keeping your work separate from the home will be…...
Buying an Old Property to Demolish: A Good Way to Buy a Plot?
Buying an Old Property to Demolish: A Good Way to Buy a Plot?
Building plots are in great demand. A search for the ideal plot can be harder still if it needs to be in a specific place. A way round this is to buy a house and…...
Considerations When Building a Detached Garage
Considerations When Building a Detached Garage
A garage will definitely add value to your home whether it be integral attached or detached. When planning a detached garage there are considerations to make the…...
Constructing a Garden Shed
Constructing a Garden Shed
Most homes have a garden shed. They come in all shapes and sizes and also many prices. When building your own home a shed will be high on your list of priorities as it…...
Enforcement Order for Having No Plans: A Case Study
Enforcement Order for Having No Plans: A Case Study
Building your own home should be an exciting project and one that is remembered with happiness. For Michael and Sue James they have only unhappiness and disappointment…...
Log Burning Stoves: Do You Need Planning Permission?
Log Burning Stoves: Do You Need Planning Permission?
Traditional pot bellied stoves, black leaded, glass fronted stoves set in inglenook fireplaces through to large works of art situated in the middle of the room. The…...
Neighbour Said 'No' to My Self Build: A Case Study
Neighbour Said 'No' to My Self Build: A Case Study
George Bartlam and wife Judith had planned with precision for their self build project. What they did not expect was a troublesome neighbour intent on stopping the…...
No Access to Sewers and Drains: A Case Study
No Access to Sewers and Drains: A Case Study
Samantha Wells was looking forward to her first self build project. Along with husband Alan she had planned and researched how to build a house and thought she was…...
Safety Concerns When Building a Children's Play Structure
Safety Concerns When Building a Children's Play Structure
When building a child’s play structure care should be taken that it is safe and the child cannot be harmed. With a little thought your child will have a play area that…...
Staircases: What Type? What Will Fit? Limited Space?
Staircases: What Type? What Will Fit? Limited Space?
A single flight of stairs with wooden spindles is a common sight in a new home. As the designer of a self build house you have much more choice in how to climb from…...
Stuck With a Part Built Home: A Case Study
Stuck With a Part Built Home: A Case Study
Buying a part finished self-built house seemed the ideal way for Dave Ericson to purchase his family a new home but little did he know that the problems he would…...
Ten Things to Consider When Buying a Plot
Ten Things to Consider When Buying a Plot
A self build project can be both exciting and very hard work. Buying the plot for your dream home is only the start of the journey and this alone needs careful…...
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