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Self Build Homes

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.

Self Build Homes

by Jenny Mcfarlane

June 05, 2019

5 top tips for hiring and working with an architect

Are you considering hiring an architect for your self build project? We spoke to HomeOwners Alliance to help you decide on whether you need an…
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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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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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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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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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5 practical tips for creating a multigenerational living space

We've rounded up our top 5 practical planning tips for mutligenerational families living together.
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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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A guide to self build insurance

A self build insurance policy will protect you and your project against a range of risks. W explain how the right insurance policy can keep...
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Green building ideas for your self build home

From sustainable building materials to thermal energy efficient technology, we've rounded up a few of the best and most innovative green building ideas.
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How to self build a dream home

From building a house on time to making sure you keep to your budget, read our top tips to ensure your new self build project...
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How to build a healthy home

We investigate the impact the environment has on our health and home by delving into new possibilities for safeguarding our wellbeing to build a healthy...
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5 top tips from a Passivhaus homeowner

Inspired by a traditional timber barn, Tom Gresford has created a Passivhaus-certified home that sits perfectly in its rural setting. Follow his top 5 tips...
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Reasons to consider custom build when building your own home

Custom building is a developing trend here in the UK. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of this type of self build, over more...

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.