Foundations Explained

Before your self-build can go up, you must dig down — read our guide to foundations.

Small Bathroom Guide

From compact sanitaryware to wetrooms, here's how to make the most of a small bathroom

What are the Different Self Build Methods?

How will you build your new home? We break down the available options…

15 Great Glazing Ideas

15 homes with 'wow' factor glazing!

Plastering Walls

Everything you need to know about plastering old and new walls here:

Enter the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018

Entrance for the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating award closes at midnight 28 May. So get your entries in now!

📍10 categories
📍Free to enter
📍Win £1000

Get involved!

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How to Convert Your Garage to Living Space

Convert your garage into prime living space with this guide

Renovation: 24 Things You Need to Know

Taking on a renovation project can be a daunting, yet rewarding, task. Before you take on your own project, consider this advice from those who have been there and done it

10 Inspirational Courtyard Ideas

Take inspiration from these 10 amazing homes that feature sun-trap courtyards.

How to Assess a Home for Renovation

Got your eye on a renovation project? Here's everything you need to keep an eye out for…

Thousands of Home Insurance Policies at Risk

Huge news for self builders as the insurance firm Alpha goes bust, leaving thousands of home insurance policies at risk.

Find out what to do if you're affected here.

Small Bathroom Guide

How to make a small bathroom work for you and look great.

15 Essential Self Build Resources

If you want to build your own home, you need to know about these 15 invaluable resources.

5 Great Accessible Homes

5 accessible homes with tons of 'wow' factor

Passivhaus: What is it?

Heard an architect talk about Passivhaus but never got round to asking: "What exactly is Passivhaus?" Fear no more…

9 Homes With Unforgettable Exteriors

9 homes. 9 unforgettable exteriors.

Could You Project Manage Your Building Project?

What you NEED to know before project managing your self build or renovation project

12 New Period-style Homes

Is it possible to build a period-style home from scratch? These 12 stunning examples prove it is

Grade II-Listed Barn Conversion

This Grade II-listed barn conversion in Somerset is a stunning example of retaining a home's original character while still creating a modern family home

Swimming Pool Guide

The Great British summer is here, and is there a better way to enjoy it than relaxing in your private pool? Here's everything you need to know about adding a swimming pool to your house

£67k Straw Bale Self Build

This stunning straw bale and timber frame home sits in the heart of Exmoor National Park… but the best part? It was built for just £67k!

Renovation Potential: The Ultimate Checklist

Read our 'Ultimate Checklist for Spotting Renovation Potential' here

A Log Cabin Built for £60k

One couple built their dream home for just £60k! Find out how…

10 Ways to Renovate on a Budget

Check out our 10 top tips to renovating your home on a budget

Small Energy-Efficient Home for £35,000

This former newsagents was converted into an energy-efficient home for just £35,000!

It's a perfect example of how to renovate on a shoestring budget.

Enter the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018

Have you entered the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018 yet?

With a grand prize of £1000, 10 categories to enter and no fee for submitting your home or renovation project — there's no reason not to get involved.

Enter today!

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Loft Conversion Beginner’s Guide

Thinking about converting your loft but not sure where to begin? This will help…
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Are Self Builders Getting Older?

Are Self Builders Getting Older? Our research suggests so, but what does this mean for the self build market? https://buff.ly/2vEAvNZ

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DESIGN GUIDE: How to get your new bathroom working for the whole family
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Enter the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018

Recently built your own home? Then you should enter the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating awards:

What is Scandinavian Design?

Effortlessly cool and chic — but how can you capture the Scandi style and how much might it cost?

Enter the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018

Enter the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018.

Britain's premier awards scheme for self builds and renovations is now open for entries!

How to Build a House: On Site

If you want to build your own home, it pays to understand exactly how this process happens. Let us break it down for you here…

6 Budget-Friendly Conversion Projects

Conversion projects aren't for the fainthearted, but they can result in homes of immense charm and character — as these six budget conversions prove

Knocking Down Internal Walls

Read this guide to knocking down internal walls before your open plan dream turns to a nightmare

8 Impressive ICF Self Builds

Insulating Concrete Formwork is an innovative, cost effective and energy efficient build method — that's why these 8 homeowners chose it for their dream self builds

Charlie Luxton - Building an Airtight Home

When designing a sustainable home airtightness is key, says Charlie Luxton in the latest instalment of his self build video diary

Guide to Demolishing a House

Should you 'make do and mend' or call in the bulldozers and start from scratch? Read our guide to find out…

Adding Smart Technology to a Bathroom

Editorial Director Jason Orme's remodel project is looking squeaky clean thanks to the new bathroom tech he's added in

25 Renovation Traps to Avoid

Renovation projects can be full of pitfalls… but here's 25 tips to successfully navigate your way to success

Could You Project Manage Your Building Project?

Make sure you know what project managing a self build or renovation project really involves before you agree to take it on.

Extension Beginner’s Guide

Thinking of extending your home but not sure where to begin? Here's everything you need to know to turn that dream into a reality.

New England Style Guide

It's a distinctive, traditional style that allows for cost-effective builds — but how do you get a New England home right?

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The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018 are now open for entries.

📍10 categories

📍£1,000 prize for overall winner

📍Free to enter

📍Chance to appear in @MyHomebuilding

📍Closing date 25 May

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How to Assess a Home for Renovation

We all want to spot the dream renovation project — seeing potential where others can't, but how do you make sure that you're not investing your nest egg in a money pit? Well, you can start by reading this guide!

Passivhaus: What is it?

Heard about Passivhaus but not sure exactly what it is? Grab a coffee and let us explain all

10 Ways to Renovate on a Budget

Renovating doesn't have to cost the earth. Here's 10 ways to keep the costs down on your renovation project

Solar PV Guide

What is Solar PV and how could it be applied to your home or self build?

What are the Different Self Build Methods?

Self builders don't need to lay every brick to call themselves self builders. They don't even need to build with bricks at all! In fact, there's a wealth of construction systems available

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