The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) recently announced that over 33,000 people in the UK have signed up to the Right To Build registers since its inception in April 2016. As the legislation requires that local authorities provide enough serviced-plots for people on their registers within three years of signing up, this figure … Continue reading Have You Joined the Self-Build Revolution?
Well, we’ve been busy working hard at the house but now we’re heading for the finishing straights with our home! We have the internal doors in and colour on all the walls. We opted for a white to give the house a fresh and clean feel. Our flooring is going down as I write this. … Continue reading It’s so close!
There are many elements to a self build project to take into account and overlooking any of them could cost you both time and precious funds. Most of us only think of the obvious of design, build and construction but there are also a few more unusual responsibilities that you need to be aware of, … Continue reading From Contracts to Kettles- Be Prepared!
Passivhaus – Is Truth Stranger than Fiction? From notions of windows welded shut and huge build costs, there are many Passivhaus myths circulating so we wanted to separate fact from fiction. Passivhaus buildings are boxy: When the standard was first introduced many of the original buildings were angular and rather similar in style. However, today … Continue reading Myths and Legends