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Find inspiration for your next home building project among these amazing real-life self builds, renovations, home extensions and conversions – including build costs, floor plans and learning points straight from the homeowners

Amazing Self Builds for Under £300k

Creating a tailor-made property that meets all your needs is a dream for many – but can you build a home that fits the bill with a limited budget? Sander Tel highlights a selection of fantastic new houses constructed for under £300,000

Extending a Listed Building

If you want to build on a listed property, you’ll need to navigate the consents protecting its history. Period homes expert Alan Tierney delves into how to successfully add space to a heritage home

Getting Your New Home’s Foundations Right

When building from scratch, one of the most critical decisions you’ll face is choosing the right foundation. Anna-Marie DeSouza outlines the basics to help get your project off on the right foot

Which Questions to Ask Your Package Home Supplier

Are you considering the package home route to a new house? Georgina Crothers reveals the key questions to put to suppliers and what to look out for to find the right company for you and your self build goals

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