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Graven Hill Self & Custom Build Development
16 May 2017
I recently caught up up with Karen Curtin, managing director of the Graven Hill self and custom build development in Oxfordshire, about what's happening at the site and how you can sign up for a...
Posted by Rebecca in Editors blogs
Passivhaus in Chiswick
22 March 2017
For eco-conscious self builders, creating a super-efficient Passivhaus can yield a raft of benefits – including lower energy bills. I recently chatted to James Henderson, senior architect at RDA...
Posted by Rebecca in Editors blogs
Maryhill self build scheme
16 March 2017
The Right to Build scheme is now up and running in England. I recently chatted with Angela Doran, NaCSBA’s self build representative for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, about how she is...
Posted by Emily in Editors blogs
contemporary glazed extension
24 March 2016
In the May issue of Build It I presented an array of inspirational glazed extension projects, from grand contemporary glass boxes through to more traditional conservatories. Whether your motivation...
Posted by Anna-Marie in Editors blogs
best self build and renovation 2014
04 December 2014
All of the readers’ homes that we feature online and in each issue of Build It magazine inspire and inform thousands of prospective self builders. But this year two homes were chosen as the very...
Posted by Chris in Editors blogs
West Street Community Self Build Project near Bristol
27 November 2014
Housing minister Brandon Lewis hopes to see the number of self builds double in the next few years. Speaking at the Right to Build summit at the House of Commons earlier this week, Lewis said that...
Posted by Ifeoluwa in Editors blogs
Traditional-style self build using salvaged materials
22 October 2014
At Build It, we’re always on the lookout for ways to help self builders and renovators save money on their projects. So when I met Rebecca Owens from Recipro I was more than eager to hear more about...
Posted by Chris in Editors blogs
The Woodhouse oak frame show home by Oakwrights
23 September 2014
I’m lucky enough to get to tour some outstanding real homes through my work – and in doing so speak to some inspiring self builders and renovators who’ve gone the extra mile to design and realise...
Posted by Ifeoluwa in Editors blogs
Internal shot of a ZEDRoof with solar PVs and a man with his son
23 September 2014
My experience of living in cold, draughty and expensive-to-run properties means that I’m always on the look-out for innovative ways to improve the way that we build in the UK. Which is why I was so...
Posted by Anna-Marie in Editors blogs
Timber frame self build expert event Frame Wise Build It
27 June 2014
From an expert seminar on architecture to a guided timber frame factory tour, Build It magazine’s latest reader day was an information-packed event. In addition to the educational aspects of the day...