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Radiators or Underfloor Heating?

Choose between these heat emitters with a guide to the systems’ main pros and cons. Whether you’re self-building, renovating or extending, selecting the right heating system is a major decision. From design considerations through to energy efficiency, running costs and

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Security for outbuildings during a Self-Build Project

While household crime is decreasing, thefts from gardens and outbuildings is unfortunately on the rise. Whether you have a greenhouse, garden shed, workshop or any other kind of outbuilding, our handy tips will help you improve security and protect your

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How to make your self-build dream become a reality

A lot of people dream of the perfect home – so what if you could build your perfect home from scratch and make your dream a reality? A great way to get on the property ladder, the idea of self-building

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Kevin McCloud to give architects centre stage in self-build schemes

Kevin McCloud, the brainchild behind Hab Housing, is seeking £1.5 million from investors to embark on a massive self-build project where he wants to help build 1000 self-build homes a year from 2018. In return investors are being promised dividends

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Self-Build Delegation visits The Netherlands

On Monday 14 May, a high level delegation of around 40 government and industry representatives travelled to Almere in Netherlands, home to Europe’s largest self-build project where 800 self-build homes have been built on publicly-owned land reclaimed from the sea.

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