Self build & renovation advice from Build It magazine

The Wee House features vertical timber cladding inspired by the vernacular style
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After failing to find a suitable property on the open market, Jennifer Hope decided to build her own – and in doing so has created an affordable home that’s ideal for first time buyers
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Morso 7443 contemporary woodburning stove
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From energy efficiency through to seasoning and storing fuel, Chris Bates answers the most common questions about woodburners
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House design sketch
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Not sure where to start with designing your new home? Follow architect Opinder Liddar's guide to the four stages of house design
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Large bi-fold doors from the kitchen diner
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Kitty and Tim Nosworthy have added a super-contemporary, double-storey extension to their terraced London house
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Shropshire council's build your own scheme helped a young couple get on the property ladder
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Councils are set to make land available for self builders under plans announced by the government. We’ll be keeping track of the proposal’s progress with our regularly-updated Right to Build Hub
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