Monthly Archives: April 2013

Planning Regulations Set To Change

December 2012 saw a major shake up in planning regulations with ministers beginning a consultation on relaxing the rules on extensions for homes and businesses for a minimum three-year period The plans were to let people build larger loft conversions and extensions on houses without needing to get permission from local planning officers in non protected […]

A self builders guide to wood flooring

Of the various flooring solutions that suit self-build, wood is a serious contender amongst many property owners. Timber frame homes are becoming more and more popular, when it comes to floors, suitability and therefore service life of wood in your project depends on fitting the correct construction type. In this blog post we will explain […]

Community Infrastructure Levy

Yesterday saw an important step on the road to the UK catching up with Europe in terms of the number of self builds undertaken with the announcement from Mark Prisk (housing minister) that the government proposes to exempt self builders from paying CIL. There will be a 6-8 week consultation on the charges which will […]

Do I Need Self Build Insurance?

The risks a property faces can differ depending on where it is built. An inner city property is more susceptible to theft and malicious damage. While a more rural property can suffer from weather related claims such as storm. With the unpredictable nature of British weather you never know what you might face therefore It’s […]