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Self-build trend fuels Scottish plot sales

The appetite for self-build homes continues to grow according to Scotland’s leading property consultancy CKD Galbraith. The benefits, both in terms of lifestyle and costs, are proving an attractive draw for those inspired enough to build their dream home. The... View Article

Which fence is mine? Fencing boundaries

Land boundaries can become complex issues; there are more rules than you may think and processes that should be followed to definitively set out where your land ends and that of your neighbour begins. So what are your fence boundaries?... View Article

Luxury patio inspires new build buyers

An exclusive housing development in Halifax, West Yorkshire has used sandstone paving from Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd to create an attractive additional selling point with a luxurious feel. Comprising of six luxury five-bedroom detached houses in the prestigious Savile... View Article

Open mind – open living

Q: How can I bring a new dimension to my home, open-up space, bring-in light, make an impact? A: Crittall Windows’ InnerVision steel framed internal screens add a new perspective to interiors with endless possibilities… Create that seamless transition between... View Article

GIDC winner launches interior design workshops

Martin Holland – a previous winner of BBC2’s Great Interior Design Challenge has announced plans to launch a series of interactive design workshops. Martin – who runs MartinMark Design along with business partner Mark Walters – will host and present... View Article

HAB launches “mini-bond crowdfund”

HAB Land, part of the developer HAB (Happiness Architecture Beauty) started by Kevin McCloud in 2007, has announced the launch of a “mini-bond crowdfund” aimed at sustainable housebuilding projects. Having secured over £600,000 of investment in the pre-launch phase from... View Article

Garden villages announcement holds potential for custom-build

The announcement of 14 new garden villages by the Government holds great potential for self- and custom-build, according to the NaCSBA. While not explicitly mentioned in the announcement, the association said it expected that “the majority of these villages will... View Article

Javid learns lessons from continental self-builds

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid recently visited the Netherlands and Germany in order to research European housing models and learn how they could be used in the UK. In the Netherlands, Javid visited Almere – Europe’s largest self- and custom-build city.... View Article

Bottom-line benefits

Offering even heat and better energy efficiency, underfloor heating is an increasingly popular choice for self-builds. Steve Harris of Wavin offers some advice on the practicalities Why install underfloor heating rather than more conventional heating methods such as radiators? What... View Article

Creating a home fit for tomorrow

Richard Hayward of Legrand takes a look at how technology can support not only homeowners’ currently fast-changing lifestyles but also those of future generations Understanding the needs and wants of a growing and diverse population is imperative for our future... View Article
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