How to self build

Self-builds and renovations must comply with basic healthy, safety and efficiency standards. Andy Butchers gives his top tips on how to ensure you get the requisite approvals in place
energy efficient self-build home
Looking to self-build your own ultra-efficient home? These schemes reveal the range of design and materials options available for low-energy homes
contemporary london eco house
Want to create a light-filled modern house and looking for inspiration in your price range? Check out these diverse bespoke projects
small sustainable self build
Want to create a high-spec new house on a budget? Check out these amazing projects
1950s renovation
Not sure whether to start from scratch or improve an existing property? Chris Bates runs through some of the key considerations that will help you decide which way to go
contemporary cantilever home
We reveal the tips and tricks that will help you nip potential issues in the bud before they start to have a significant impact on your self build
timber clad self build
Self build and renovation expert Mike Hardwick looks at some of the best ways for you to get involved in your construction project, whatever your skill level
modern timber clad house on the Isle of Skye
In the first of a three-part series on project management, Mike Hardwick looks at hiring an industry expert
House design sketch
Not sure where to start with designing your new home? Follow architect Opinder Liddar's guide to the four stages of house design
10 steps to self building your dream home
Self building could open the door to your bespoke home. We reveal the key steps to a custom build


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