Improvements

How to Find a Good Builder

You have the designs in place, and now you need to find someone to turn those plans into your finished home – but where do you start? No matter the size of the project –…



What is Shou Sugi Ban?

One of the most exciting elements of building your own home is that you have a great opportunity to create something unique and out of the ordinary, often achieved with innovative design, products and techniques….


Planning Permission: The Complete Guide

If everyone in the country could build, or use land for whatever they wanted, wherever they wanted, it would be absolute chaos. Luckily the planning system is designed to prevent this from happening and to…


Georgian-Style Homes Gallery

Georgian-style homes are a popular choice for self builders, and it isn’t hard to see why — large windows that allow lots of light in and aesthetically appeasing geometrical form are just a couple of…