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January 27, 2020

How much does it cost to build your own house?

If you’re deciding to embark on a self-build project, you will no doubt realise there are many elements that will need factoring in from a cost point of view. You may have a rough idea of your total budget when it comes to...

January 22, 2020


New research by NaCSBA has found that the number of people wanting to self build annually has grown, with an estimated 55,000 people now signed up to Right to Build...

January 15, 2020

NaCSBA Gold Partners for 2020

Self-Build Zone is a Corporate Gold Member of NaCSBA. Our role is invaluable in supporting the work NaCSBA do lobbying to improve and grow the sector and to encourage people to take the self and custom build journey.

As a Corporate Gold Part...

July 10, 2019

Approved Inspectors, Building Control and Structural Warranties

Self-Build Zone can help clients at the Pre-Build Stage.

Following the demise of Alpha Insurance A/S in May 2018 you could be forgiven for being a little twitchy, especially when this past couple of weeks re...

May 22, 2019

Options for rendering. Who knew?

There are many benefits to rendering a house, either to cover up existing ugly brickwork or just because you fancy a more modern contemporary finish on your house. Whatever your reasons for rendering, it is important to be well-informed...

February 15, 2019

As Build It Magazine prepare to celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, they’ve decided to build their own education self-build house. This is a first for any magazine in the self-build homes sector, and the plan is, once it’s finished, you will be able to visit to...

February 11, 2019

Undertaking a major extension or renovation project requires significant investment (and sometimes nerves of steel!). So, it makes sense to put the right Site Insurance in place at the beginning, to protect your interests against unforeseen events that might scupper th...

November 24, 2017

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...

June 27, 2017

Over the past 12 months, custom build has been a buzzword within our industry. However, not much has happened over the last year. This was down to the fact that there were very few companies within the wider property sector that knew much about the market’s potential.


June 16, 2017

The moment you become a landowner, you’re liable for what happens on your plot. Self-Build Zone’s Paul Kempton explains how to protect your new property.

Once you’ve completed the conveyancing and bought your plot of land, no matter whether you’re ready to build now or...

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February 3, 2020

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