Beginner's guides

How to manage a self build project
Many self builders take on their own project management - but is it the right choice for you?
UK Building Regulations explained
The Building Regulations are a set of minimum standards to which your project must adhere. Find out what’s involved in meeting the requirements
Structural choices for self build: masonry, timber frame and more
Choosing a building system for your new home is a big decision. Find out the pros and cons of the main options
How to make a self build planning application
Prepare and submit a watertight application with help from Build It’s planning consultant, Mike Dade
Self Build House Design Ideas
Get your house plans right with our guide to design basics, plus how to choose your designer
How to apply for a self build mortgage
Discover the basics of how to fund your self build project
How to find a self build plot
Follow our guide to the basics of tracking down the right plot for your self build project
Package homes & turnkey houses explained
Need a helping hand with your self build? Using a package company could be the simplest route to your new home, says Chris Bates


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