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by Jenny Mcfarlane

May 29, 2018

Green building ideas for your self build home

Apply eco-friendly principles to your self-build project and bring benefits to the environment and your wellbeing Image: Pad Studio  With the ever-increasing need to be mindful…
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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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7 eco houses to inspire an energy efficient self build project

We've rounded up our top 7 most inspiring eco-friendly houses that will inspire your self build project with sustainable house design, clever use of ecotech...

Kevin McCloud on how our homes give us the chance to reflect and have new experiences

Our editor-at-large ponders how our homes can give us a chance to reflect and have new experiences.
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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...
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Self build mortgages: a guide to financing your new home

Find out what your options are for financing your building project with our tips and advice on UK self build mortgages.
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Self build house kits: a buyer's guide

From how much a self build kit home costs to choosing prefabricated kit home manufacturers, read our guide to self building a modular home.
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Cleverly concealed self build home in Dartmoor National Park

Architect duo Eilir Sheryn and Frederieke van Ellen built a cleverly concealed home in Dartmoor National Park.
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Affordable self build on a tight plot in Oxford

On a tight plot in Oxford, Kate and Angus' timberframed house is packed with top-notch eco features.
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Brick-built, zero-carbon new-build in Blackheath, London

Caroline and Philip Cooper’s dream of building a sustainable property became a reality when they realised that their ideal plot was on their doorstep in...

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.