The choices are endless when looking at using timber in construction, and all the woods have their own distinct properties, strengths and weaknesses, all beautiful in their own right, wood can add such natural warmth and beauty to your home, inside and out. What type of wood would you use in your next home improvement or construction? Well here we’ll try and help you with some details about the most popular timbers used in the construction industry (alphabetically, no favoritism here and they all vary in prices) Read more »
Archive for March, 2014
Sourcing a plot – Sounds easier than you think, and after all the shows on TV people have become mad for self building in the UK and plots of land are few and far between, so think outside the box look at dilapidated properties with nice amounts of land that you could knock down & rebuild, or do what is becoming very popular, use theoriginal house shell as a template and utilize every space to remodel the whole look of the place, naturally this won’t have as much planning issues as complete new builds.There seems to be a lot of property’s being bought and divided, the original house and some of the land sold to one buyer and then part of the land sold off as a building plot with outline planning obtained.Tip: if it’s already happened to one house on the street it sets a precedence, meaning it’s more likely you will get similar planning permissions.