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How not to find a builder

First-time self-builder Sarah Ball describes her troubles finding a builder for their highly contemporary project in Derby It’s the one phone call my husband Andy and I didn’t want. Three years and one month of living in a property we... View Article

DCLG select committee report supports self-build

The Communities and Local Government Committee has released a report in which it examines ways to fix the ‘broken housing market’ including a focus on obstacles in the self-build sector. In the report ‘Capacity in the homebuilding industry the committee... View Article

Editor’s comment

Building your own home has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in life, that is once all of the pain and suffering has subsided. As the protagonist in our case study this month Paul Yeadon... View Article

Plumstead builder scoops top industry award

Plumstead builder, Architecturall, has scooped a prestigious Master Builder Award, taking the prize for best new home in the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) London region. Now in its 13th year, the Master Builder Awards continues to be a flagship... View Article

Oxfordshire builders scoops top energy efficiency award

Oxfordshire builders, StuartBarr CDR, have scooped a prestigious Master Builder Award, taking the prize for best Energy Efficient Project in the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) Southern Counties region. Now in its 13th year, the Master Builder Awards continues to... View Article

Reducing moisture risk in retrofits

A 19th century Yorkshire farmhouse has undergone a radical transformation with a deep ‘whole house’ retrofit undertaken by Green Building Store. The project, located in Cumberworth West Yorkshire, has trialled the use of an innovative internal wall insulation, TecTem, from... View Article

Quote of the Week – 17th April 2017

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet... View Article
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