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How to Deal with a Contaminated Site

It is a relatively rare occurrence that a self builder’s dream plot will be a greenfield plot that has not been previously developed. Often, plots come in different guises: they can be home to run…


Getting Stone Right

Stone has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to its inherent characteristics of quality and durability, but also its ability to give an immediate identity to homes in a particular region. From the rich yellow…



A Kitchen Extension Built for £80k

When Sue and Mark Regan bought their four-bed detached home in Bristol, they knew they wanted to add a single-storey extension. “The kitchen and dining room were at the back with a single-skin utility room…


Renovation: Your Step-by-Step Planner

Renovating an older house can be a great way to work your way up the property ladder. Run-down properties are often a bargain and provide the maximum potential for profit. Renovations can be risky, especially…