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March 25, 2020

Construction site Operating Procedures during COVID-19

The Construction Leadership Council has published what is set to become the construction industry’s current most important code of practice – Site Operating Procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

The key points...

March 10, 2020

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show has been postponed Thursday 9th July - Sunday 12th July, 2020

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC, has been following Government guidelines regarding the continuation of the event surrounding the outbreak of Coronav...

March 9, 2020

Passivehaus and Self-Build Homes

Passivehaus (also referred to as Passive House) is a German standard for achieving an eco home and is an entirely voluntary building performance standard that anyone setting out to build a low-energy home might be interested in. Passiveh...

March 4, 2020

Keeping your self-build on track in bad weather

2019/2020 is set to be one of the mildest, wettest weather in years. In fact in February, England had more than 200 per cent of its average February rainfall and some areas got a month's worth of rain in less than 24 hours...

February 26, 2020

Build It’s Self Build Education House Shortlisted for RICS Awards.

Build It Magazine's Self Build Education House, located at the Graven Hill self-build development in Bicester, Oxfordshire, has been shortlisted for the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020, which aim to recog...

February 24, 2020

Last few days. Vote for us! HBR Awards 2020

Self-Build Zone have been named as finalists. Voting closes this Friday!


The winners in each category will be announced at the Homebuilding & Renovating Award...

February 21, 2020

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February 14, 2020

Weather delays and how it can affect your self-build project.

You've bought the plot, the architects drawings are approved and a green light issued for planning permission. The builder's have been commissioned and your slowly imagining having your first coffee in your o...

February 12, 2020

More people are opting to Self-Build. According to the specialist listing website PlotSearch, the demand for building plots continues to increase across the UK. And in January alone, 1000's of people subscribed, with over 55,000 now signed up to the Right to Build Regi...

February 4, 2020

We are at Build It LIVE! South East this weekend. Join us on Stand C31 Build It Live South East will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 2020 at the award-winning Kent Event Centre, providing a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under o...

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