Finding Someone to Render Our Home
Asked on 1 January 2020
by Susan Jones
2 Answers
Modern render being applied to wall insulation

We are looking for someone to externally render a large timber frame house with something like Parex. We live in Cambridgeshire. They would need to board it first.

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What do I need to know to build an underground bunker?
Asked on 16 March 2020
1 Answers

Hi, How do I build an underground bunker in the UK? I don’t know where to start. I am worried that I’ll need to have an engineer to sign off the works. I think I need to adhere to the rules and regulations but I’m not sure what they would be or where to look. [...]

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Land Search for Co Housing and Community Self Build
Asked on 3 March 2020
0 Answers

As experienced self builders based in Stroud, my husband and I have joined forces with a co housing group in our search for land as self builders. We have been looking unsuccessfully for about 4 years in the Stroud Gloucestershire area and are now evaluating brownfield sites with companies such as TOWN (who were involved [...]

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Best way to sell a self build site
Asked on 26 February 2020
1 Answers

Where is the place to sell a self-build site, please?

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Which solar panel brand should we use?
Asked on 25 February 2020
2 Answers

We are looking to install around 18 flush fitting solar panels but unable to decide if it makes sense to use non branded much cheaper panels (50%) versus a known top brand? All input much appreciated

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Garage conversion vs changing existing floorplan
Asked on 22 February 2020
1 Answers

Generally speaking, which is likely to be a cheaper/easier option: 1) Convert double length garage, relocate and install new kitchen and utility room, remove existing kitchen and convert to reception room 2) Build an external porch, knock out the internal entrance hall to make the front half of the house an open plan kitchen/dining space, [...]

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Solar Car Port
Asked on 17 February 2020
1 Answers

I am looking for a reputable manufacturer and installer of a solar car port or solar system to add to home with car charger essentially for charging an electric car at home. I have not seen any articles on this in your magazine or have I missed it? Would be grateful for any information you [...]

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Tim
Asked on 16 February 2020
1 Answers

Hi If I submit a plan to the local planning dept. for PD extensions, do I need to also include with it a proposal for all future PD developments which we may wish to add later ,e.g. pool area, or can we apply later separately, assuming PD is still in existence. To confirm, my reason [...]

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Self build mortgage
Asked on 13 February 2020
1 Answers

How does a self build mortgage work?

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