Project management

Mike Hardwick explains why the prices you call in from contractors can differ – and what you need to know to get an accurate figure for all the works involved in your project
enjoyable self build project
Mike Hardwick has built his own home and helped countless others achieve their dreams. Here, he sets out his golden rules to take the stress out of running a scheme
Yulio VR website on a tablet
Andrew Hobbs reveals 5 handy apps and software that can help ensure your self build or renovation runs on time and on budget
push-fit plumbing
Andy Butchers shares his insider tips to help troubleshoot this part of your project
block laying
In the second part of our series on hiring contractors, Tim Doherty takes a look at what you should expect from groundworkers and brickies – and how much they’ll charge
glazed oak frame gable end
If your self build is approaching the finish line, there are a few essential steps to take to reach completion
How to engage contractors
Find the right trades for your home building project with Tim Doherty's expert advice
How to find trades for self build and renovation projects
A successful build project is only as good as the workers behind it, says Mike Hardwick, who explains how to find and manage a great team
Tim and Jackie Sleeman used a main contractor to project manage their barn conversion
Mike Hardwick looks at how to organise your build and who to put in charge of day-to-day progress
Not sure where to start planning your garden? Here’s our advice on making sure you get the best possible landscape design


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