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Planning your own Grand Design? Make sure your self build project runs as smoothly as possible with our expert guides and advice, plus take inspiration from our self build homes case studies. From choosing a plot to funding and finding the right architect, you can ensure your own self build is a success.

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by Hugh Metcalf

November 26, 2020

Inside a narrow woodland home, built without demolishing a single tree

  Image: Frankie Pappas Located in the Bushveld, a sub-tropical woodland in southern Africa, architecture collective Frankie Pappas had an intriguing brief for this unusual…
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Discover why a prefabricated house might be perfect for you

German-engineered prefabricated homes are a byword for quality and sustainability. Discover the secrets of the methods in making these fabulous modern houses.
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How to build an eco-friendly home with Nudura Insulated Concrete Formwork

When it comes to building energy efficient and durable new homes, insulating concrete forms has proven benefits. Discover how it can cut energy use, noise...
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Why Insulated Concrete Formwork self-builds are the low energy homes of the future

Insulated Concrete Formwork Systems have arrived in the UK – a construction method that makes new builds quick to assemble and with stunning insulation properties....
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Bespoke architectural glazing to bring more natural light into your home

Bespoke architectural glazing is an integral part of bright, modern homes. We look at how walk on glass, balustrades and more can lead to a...
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3 of the best self build homes from around the world in 2020

These self build homes have been awarded Best of the Best at the Architecture Masterprize Awards 2020

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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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How the structure of your self build will dictate the way you heat it

When it comes to heating a self build project, the structure of your home will affect how you heat it, as this expert reveals.

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Eco friendly ideas for home building in 2021

Ensure your self build home has the right green credentials by considering these key environmentally friendly ideas
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Read the November 2020 issue of Grand Designs

Discover amazing glazing ideas, idyllic country homes, off-grid living and much more, for free, in the November issue of Grand Designs magazine
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Eco living in an eco house

Sustainable eco houses come in prefab designs that are better than ever before. We take a look at passive houses and how they work
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Self build systems: a guide to popular home construction

Investigate the most popular self build construction systems and discover the pros and cons of each.
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How Insulated Concrete Forms can be used for new builds and basement extensions

Basement builds and new builds are a big undertaking. One company specialises in putting the customer first throughout.

Research has shown that approximately one million people in the United Kingdom are taking part in their own building projects, be that self build homes, extensions, garden rooms, conversions or property renovation.