Homebuilding & Renovating3 min. leídos
Choosing A Build Route
Self-build is a broad church and there are many routes to getting an individual home built. However, generally speaking most self-builders choose one of the following routes: • Project managing the entire build themselves, including hiring and coordi
Homebuilding & Renovating5 min. leídosEconomics
How To Choose Clay Roof Tiles
The roofing material you choose plays a vital role in establishing the overall character of your home, and few materials match the warm, handcrafted appeal of clay tiles. Suitable for traditional and modern homes, clay units come in an attractive spe
Homebuilding & Renovating2 min. leídos
7 Things To Ask A Builder
Understand how the builder and their team works — is the team employed directly or does it consist of subcontractors? The team set up will have a bearing on how people are paid, insured and project managed. If the builder brings in subcontractors but
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
What Is An Inspiration Object?
Many people find that choosing one object or item on which to base the rest of the room scheme is particularly helpful. This could be anything, from your dream sofa or a treasured piece of art, to a patterned rug or vase. Use this object to influence
Homebuilding & Renovating2 min. leídos
Self-build& Renovation
All new homes in England delivered through Permitted Development (PD) will now have to meet the Nationally Described Space Standard. The new rule began in April, having been introduced by housing secretary Robert Jenrick last year following the contr
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídosFinance & Money Management
Gamechanging Help To Build Scheme Launched
The Help to Build scheme was officially launched by the government in April to make it easier for people to self-build their own home. The scheme will be backed by £150million funding, which is expected to be allocated across four years, and has the
Homebuilding & Renovating4 min. leídos
How (not) To Budget For Your Renovation Project
For me to be writing a column about responsible budgeting is ironic, to say the least. When it came to our own renovation and extension project (and the one before that), my husband and I were possibly the most disorganised budgeters ever, but before
Homebuilding & Renovating4 min. leídosArchitecture
Reimagining The Bungalow
Tim Downes was living in a mid-terrace home with his wife Claire and their four children, when his architectural design practice became very busy. He started to look for a detached property that could accommodate both his family and allow him to work
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídosArchitecture
Cost Breakdown
Electrics £15,000 Plumbing £25,000 Floors, windows and internal/external doors £70,000 Kitchen £19,000 Bathroom fittings (including en suites and bath) £5,500 Landscaping (excluding paving and summer house) £10,000 Building materials and
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
Key Suppliers
DESIGNERS AND OAK FRAME SUPPLY Border Oak: www.borderoak.com MAIN CONTRACTOR Victor Day FLOORING The Tile Shop: www.tileshop.com WINDOWS AND FRONT DOOR Rationel: www.rationel.co.uk BATHROOM SANITARYWEAR MKM Building Supplies: www.mkmbs.co.uk ■
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
Meet This Month’s Experts...
Tim is an expert in sustainable building methods and home energy efficiency. Contact him at Tim@ weatherworks.co.uk. Darren is director of Studio: B.A.D Architects and a judge for our home awards scheme. Read his guide to creating a glazed link on
Homebuilding & Renovating2 min. leídos
Editor’s letter
The concluding days of April brought some welcome news for those hoping to build their own homes — the government announced its Self and Custom Build Action Plan, together with £150million of funding for its Help to Build scheme. Financing a build ca
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídosEconomics
Expert Advice
• Budgeting for a renovation • Finding the perfect plot • A buyer’s guide to clay roof tiles • Your build questions answered ■
Homebuilding & Renovating4 min. leídos
Mid-century Makeover
HOMEOWNERS Sara and James Barrett LOCATION Scarborough HOUSE TYPE Extended and remodelled late 1960s detached house BUILD ROUTE Main contractor CONSTRUCTION Block and render BUILD TIME 2017 - 2018 HOUSE COST £300,000 BUILD COST £350,000 VALUE
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
On The Web
If you’re about to take on an extension, avoid these common mistakes to keep your project on track. Search ‘12 extension mistakes’. Passivhaus standard builds are high on the agenda for many of the UK’s self-builders, but what is Passivhaus and is i
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
The Benefits Of A Professional
"It had always been a distant dream to do a self-build so when the opportunity came I knew I wanted to have fun with the interiors and make sure that our home reflected who we are as a family," says Ellie Inskip, who collaborated with an interior des
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídosArchitecture
Key Suppliers
TIMBER FRAME North Star Timber Frames: www.northstartimberframes.co.uk ORIGINAL PLANS / DESIGN Broad Oak Design: www.broadoakbuildings.co.uk AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP Nibe:www.nibe.eu/en-gb TIMBER CLADDING Bookridge Timber: www.bookridgetimber.co.uk K
Homebuilding & Renovating8 min. leídos
HOW TO BE YOUR OWN interior designer
Good interior design is about so much more than hanging a few pictures and ensuring your wall colour complements your cushions. A well-considered scheme should take into account a room’s dimensions and scale, what it will be used for, the available n
Homebuilding & Renovating2 min. leídosArchitecture
The Main Choices Include…
• Masonry Modern masonry homes consist of an inner loadbearing skin, a cavity, which is fully or partially filled with insulation, and an outer skin, which often protects the structure from the elements. Materials are readily available and most build
Homebuilding & Renovating4 min. leídos
A Unique Home Built For £97k
Clare, how did you come to take on this barn conversion project? We were looking for a property in Somerset with land so we could live in our vintage caravan and build a workshop. We first found this property a year before we were ready to move from
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídosArchitecture
Attaching An Oak Frame Sunroom To An Existing Building
“Consideration needs to be given to any existing services that will have to be avoided or moved, such as soil and vent pipes, flues and extractors. When connecting to old listed buildings, for example, existing walls are frequently out of plumb. The
Homebuilding & Renovating2 min. leídosArchitecture
The Knowledge
The original structure of the bungalow was brick cavity wall, with a central spine wall under a hipped roof. Tim needed to add a staircase up to the new storey and he kept this as close as he could to the centre so it could serve all the rooms on the
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
Design
• Interior design: taking it on DIY • Lighting sloping ceilings • Adding a glazed link • Renovating a 1930s home ■
Homebuilding & Renovating2 min. leídos
Finding Your Self-build Plot
You may be fortunate enough to have a plot already at your disposal — a large side garden, for instance. However, for many self-builders, their journey begins with finding a suitable plot. It’s important to keep an open mind when looking for a plot.
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
Cost Breakdown
Labour (excluding Tim’s DIY and professional services) £35,000 Materials £37,000 Windows and doors £22,000 Steelwork £5,200 Render £5,200 Electrics, plumbing and bathrooms £10,000 Total £114,400 ■
Homebuilding & Renovating7 min. leídos
How To Find A Plot Part 11: Assessing Construction Risks
Assuming you’ve successfully appraised your plot’s planning potential and you now know that you’ll be able to build a home, it’s time to assess construction risks. House building is a risky endeavour and if things go wrong, costs can rack up very qui
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
Raising The Bar
1 Lighting is a great way to bring some personality into your back garden, just make sure it’s IP rated weatherproof. Add an uplighter to shine up a wall, tall plants or bamboo — it will create low key ambiance. Wall lights that show off a low wattag
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídosArchitecture
Key Suppliers
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Tim Cole Downes: www.timcoledownes.co.uk STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS Brian Jones: www.brianjonesltd.com STONE LINTELS Hadspen Quarry: www.hadspenquarry.co.uk BUILDERS MERCHANTS Bradfords: www.bradfords.co.uk SCAFFOLDING Tubular Well
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídosArchitecture
A Piece Of History
Maintaining the historic character of this Grade II-listed property was the paramount priority when it came to upgrading the roof. Keymer’s traditional Elizabethan and antique handmade clay tiles were chosen as they are the closest match to the peg t
Homebuilding & Renovating1 min. leídos
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