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May 10, 2019

Foundations and footings, what lies beneath

One of the most important parts of your build is constructing your new home on well-designed foundations. Considering 30% of your build-cost will be underground there is a lot to think about with the majority needing to be con...

April 23, 2019

The moment you become a landowner, you’re liable for what happens on your plot. Here, in this blog we explain 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 at some st...

March 7, 2019

When carrying out a self-build or renovation project, many people believe that their builders and contractor will have insurance to cover the project; or that a home insurance policy will cover a property that is undergoing a renovation. However, this isn’t the case an...

February 5, 2019

Build It Live (South East) takes place this weekend at the Kent Event Centre and is one of the UK’s most practical self build and home renovating exhibitions, brought to you by Build It Magazine, designed to help you find everyday solutions to manage your home building...

November 1, 2017

Self-builds and major renovations must comply with basic safety and efficiency standards. Andy Butchers gives his top tips on how to ensure you get the requisite approvals in place.

The Building Regulations are minimum standards governing the design, construction and al...

September 1, 2017

According to the latest State of Trade survey from the Federation of Master Builders, 70% of UK builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the depreciation of the pound since the EU referendum.

According to the research 70% of smaller building firms have e...

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...

April 25, 2017

If your pipe bursts and causes damage to a neighbour’s house, your policy might not pay out if you have bought home rather than contents cover.

How would you feel if you received a scary letter from an insurance company accusing you of “negligence” and saying you were l...

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