Archive for March, 2013

Self Building an Oak Framed House

You can’t seem to switch channels on the TV without seeing a renovation, restoration or self build show, people seem to be getting braver in their choices of what to do with their houses, and many in this economic crisis have chosen instead of moving house to update, extend or completely knock down their houses & re-build them themselves.

Although it seems brave, and sometimes on TV very hard & problematic there are plenty of places to find information nowadays on how to self build and as self building rarely means you yourself building the house or being on site daily or even lifting a brick (less than 10% of building homes involve the owner actually picking up tools), it all seems a lot more achievable to us ordinary folk, not just a certain few. Read more »