Monthly Archives: December 2013

Inspiring interiors – Timber Frame Construction

There’s a lot you can learn about the latest interior trends from a show home, whether you’re in the market for a new-build home or want to investigate methods like timber frame construction. This article highlights some of the very best show homes currently available to view across the UK, to inspire you to re-create […]

Information about changes to planning system & your building guarantee

More information about various changes to the planning system have emerged which should make it easier for self builders, following the chancellor’s recent Autumn statement. This comes on top of the Chancellor’s proposals to remove affordable housing section 106 contributions from future self build projects Click here for the full story We hope to see more […]

Labour Party signals support for self build help

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband yesterday launched an independent Housing Commission led by Sir Michael Lyons (the former Chairman of the BBC); and the Party has tasked him with drawing up a plan for increasing the supply of new homes in England to more than 200,000 a year by the end of the next parliament. […]

Planning reforms could provide help to buy self build

Planning reforms could lead to all self build projects being exempted from affordable housing contributions – an announcement that follows the recent confirmation of CIL exemption for all self and custom build projects. This would provide real help to buy self build. Click here for further details