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Self Build Homes

by Jenny Mcfarlane

June 17, 2019

What is custom build?

If you’re interested in self-build but don’t want to go it alone, there is an alternative route that’s becoming more available in the UK, says…
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Kevin McCloud

Kevin McCloud's top reasons for Passivhaus building

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud shares his reasons why you should consider Passivhaus for your self build and how it is by far the best...
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Extensions

Home Renovation: 10 steps to success

Ensure your project comes in on time, in budget and is everything you hoped it would be, with Kunle Barker's step by step guide.
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Self Build Homes

5 top tips for hiring and working with an architect

We spoke to HomeOwners Alliance to get some advice to hep you decide on whether you need an architect, the hiring process and how to...
Kevins Column

Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
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Self Build Homes

How much does it cost to build a house?

Ever wondered what a self build project might cost you? We asked self build experts to find out the estimated cost of different sizes and...
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Self Build Homes

Find a plot for sale: The best resources

From land listing websites to Rightmove and Zoopla, we round up the best ways to find a plot of land for sale for a self...
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Home Improvements

Renovating a fireplace: a quick guide

From restoring your fireplace in summer to installing a wood burning stove, Stovax have put together a quick guide to renovating a fireplace.
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Self Build Homes

How to find a plot: the complete self build guide

Finding the perfect plot to create your own self build can be achieved with this no-nonsense guide.
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Self Build Homes

7 top tips to building your dream home

We reveal the 7 key steps to self build success, from budget to finding plots.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Grand Designs The Street episode 6 The Details

We've got all the details of episode 6 of Grand Designs: The Street, first aired on 9th May 2019, at 9pm on Channel 4 and...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Grand Designs The Street episode 5: The details

We've got all the details of episode 5 of Grand Designs: The Street, first aired on 2nd May 2019, at 9pm on Channel 4 and...