SME developers of custom-built homes on multi-plots can now apply for exemption of the community infrastructure levy thanks to new planning guidance released this week. It also allows custom builders... View Article
Following a series of announcements (see notes) to support custom and self build, NaCSBA warmly welcomes the recently published update to the Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding.... View Article
Rises in gas and electricity prices mean that specifying more energy efficient and renewable heating options such as biomass is even more important, as Ian Sams from Specflue explains Renewable... View Article
Rebecca Taylor from HD Services gives her insights into getting groundwork specifications right for your build, and explains the options available when no mains sewerage connection is possible Building your... View Article
Sean Wilkins of the Brick Development Association gives specification, design and workmanship tips that will ensure that your brickwork is successful Despite being used for thousands of years with evidence... View Article
Aston Lark, the Chartered insurance broker backed by Goldman Sachs, continues its growth acceleration by today announcing the acquisition of Sennocke International Insurance Services Ltd and Build-Zone Survey Services Ltd.... View Article
For those planning their dream self-build in 2021 seeking much needed inspiration is all the more challenging given the current restrictions in place. To assist we’ve put together three of... View Article
Motivation, adaptability, integrity and trustworthiness combined with nearly 50 years of construction experience is the description of an innovative service by Self Build Heroes, intended to support self-builders in achieving... View Article
What is sustainable living really about? Why is interior design like cooking? What is sustainable living really about? Why is interior design like cooking? How do form and function influence... View Article
Despite being one of the most heavily regulated industries, construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. With around 81,000 workers suffering from work-related ill health and... View Article
The Timber Decking and Cladding Association has launched The Timber Cladding Handbook packed full of easy to use, relevant information for anyone involved in specifier and users of Timber Cladding... View Article
Königstone, renowned for durable, high-quality worktops, has added a new colour to the popular Königquartz portfolio: Monaco. The pale grey shade incorporates a marble-like effect with a natural-looking grain to... View Article
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