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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

April 02, 2020

Completing your build: what does snagging mean?

While you may be focusing on your project's progress for now, knowing how your project should complete is valuable in ensuring the build or renovation…
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Kitchen inspiration: an ode to oak in a coastal New Zealand self-build

This inspiring kitchen space uses oak in an intriguing way to highlight the beautiful views of the New Zealand coast.
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4 of the best TED Talks about homes and architecture

These TED Talks by world globally revered architects are the perfect way to wile away a few spare minutes.
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How to resolve conflicts with your builder

Here are some practical tips on how to resolve conflicts with your builder over outstanding work.
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5 inspiring garden office builds for working from home

Considering a self-build office in your garden? These 5 projects serve up some brilliantly inspiring ideas.
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How to plan for your dream self-build

Take this time to carefully consider and plan your future self-build. Here are a few essential top planning tips.
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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 to manage your self-build project during the coronavirus crisis

What effect will the Coronavirus have on your self-build project? Try these top tips from a project management expert to keep it running as smoothly...
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Inside a unique, 180 foot long new build in the West Midlands

Take a look inside this striking new build in the West Midlands countryside and find out how much it'd cost to call it home.
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Building a home in your garden: what you need to know

Considering building a new house on your home's existing land? Architect Harry Thorpe explains some key considerations.
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Postponed - Grand Designs Live London 2020

Due to guidance surrounding COVID 19, Grand Designs Live London has been postponed until 22nd August 2020 – 31st August 2020. 
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Bold balconies to add style to your self-build

Balcony packages are a simple way to add a stylish new element to your home. Discover how architects and self-builders can best use them to...
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Welsh Government launches £210m fund for self build home projects

A new fund is now available to encourage self build home projects in Wales.

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.