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Building Your Home with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)

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Share this Post Building Your Home With Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) In the March issue of the Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Allan reviewed Cross Laminated Timber (also known as CLT or crosslam), a building material that is gaining popularity in the commercial building sector in the UK. In the article, Allan reviews its advantages and provides advice on how to ...
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National Custom & Self Build Week 2018. What Options Do You Have?

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National Custom & Self Build Week. What Options Do You Have? As a member of NaCSBA (National Custom and Self Build Association), ACA’s mission is to help as many peole realise their dreams, and build their very own 'Grand Design'. We are excited to announce that the National Custom and Self Build Week is taking place from 7th to the 13th ...
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Designing Your Low Energy Home Using SIPs

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Share this Post Designing Your Low Energy Home Using SIPS In December’s issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine Allan described the advantages and disadvantages of using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for building a low energy home and why you should consider it for your self-build project. In this follow up article, we will present the main features of SIPs and ...
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Planning Approval HBR Magazine Feature – Allan’s Additional Comments

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Share this Post Planning Approval HBR Magazine Feature - Allan's Additional Comments In the July edition of the Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Allan shares his experience in the planning approval feature, for one of our current projects in South Devon. We thought it would be useful to recap the article and give further comment on some key areas - which ...
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Self Build Week: Promoting Right to Build

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Right to Build - Highlighting During Self Build Week Saturday 30th April - Sunday 8th May is National Self and Custom Build Week! We'd like to help raise awareness of what support is available to anyone who is considering moving house, or looking into building their own home. It can be done, and help is at hand! Following the announcement ...
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The Homebuilding & Renovating Show: It Pays to Prepare!

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Methods, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Finance, Interior Design, Magazine Feature, Plot, Self Build 1 Comment

Make the most of the Homebuilding & Renovating Show For the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2017 preview and top tips read our article here. Across the UK, more and more people are becoming intrigued by the possibility of building their own home. The Self Build industry is growing, and to cater for this increase in interest, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine ...

Self Build Resources: What Research Should I Be Doing?

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Self Build Research: 'Knowledge is Power' This week, we've spoken to Brian Singleton, of ADM Systems, as well as Lindsey Davis and Claire Lloyd, from the Editorial Team at Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, for their views on how valuable research can be for Self Builders. Embarking on your Self Build journey can be a bit daunting without having the right ...
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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Magazine Feature, Self Build 2 Comments

What are SIPs? With the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show due to take place in Birmingham soon (22th/25th March), prospective Self Builders have the perfect opportunity to meet experts from every sector of the homebuilding industry. Allan Corfield Architects will be in attendance, and we will be offering our advice on all aspects of the Self Building process. We will ...
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Collaborating With Your Self Build Architect

Allan Corfield Architect, Magazine Feature, Self Build 5 Comments

Learning to Collaborate - Choose, Appoint and Brief Your Self Build Architect As experts in the field of one-off Self Build homes, recently ACA have been busy contributing to the UK’s best-selling Self Build magazine – Homebuilding & Renovating. Our expert advice has appeared in the most recent issue (October 2015), and we have also had a blog published on ...
Home Design - The Key Stages

Magazine Feature – Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Dec 2014

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A Barn Style SIPs Home Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine featured an energy-efficient home with light filled rooms and renewable technologies. By Ely Price on 25 Nov 2014 When Colin Amor chose to take early retirement from his career as a commercial airline pilot, he set his sights on a new project — something he’d never done before: building his own home. As a ...