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DIY or hire the Professionals for my Self Build? Allan Corfield’s comment

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Share this Post DIY or hire the Professionals for my Self Build? Allan Corfield's comment One of ACA’s projects was featured in the Grand Designs Magazine several weeks ago. This article strived to address an interesting dilemma which every self-builder faces: what can I do myself (DIY) and what is best left to the experts? We thought it would be ...

Choosing An Energy-Efficient Water Heating Solution For My Self Build

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Share this Post Choosing an energy-efficient water heating solution for my Self Build - A Guest Blog with David Norris from Magic Box International Every year more and more self-builders decide to invest in green sources of energy when building their homes. By installing renewables you are not only helping to save the environment, but it will allow you to save ...
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National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2017 in Birmingham – Top Experts And A Two-Day Show Guide For A Self-Builder

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Share this Post National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2017 in Birmingham - Top Experts and a two-day show guide for a self-builder Last week we published a preview of the Homebuilding & Renovating shows 2017 with top tips on how to get the most from your visit. Today we are going to take a step forward and provide you with the ...
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How To Get The Most Of The Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2017 – The Complete Guide

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Share this Post How to get the most of the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2017 - the complete guide. Every year, more and more people become interested in self building. The government has ambitious plans to double the number of custom build and self build homes by 2020. The recently released Housing White Paper aims to fix the broken British ...
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Is Underfloor Heating only an Option for a Luxury Self Build? Interview with REHAU

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Is Underfloor Heating only an Option for a Luxury Self Build? Interview with REHAU Choosing the right heating system can be an overwhelming task, with a vast array of solutions available to the self-builder. With the significant increase in energy costs, the real prospect of fuel poverty and the Government's changes in energy regulations, the self builder must make the right ...
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How To Choose Timber Cladding – Top Tips from Glenalmond Timber Company

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How To Choose Timber Cladding - Top Tips from Glenalmond Timber Company Choosing the right cladding is a very important part in every Self Build project. As an exterior finish, its goals are to provide the protection to the main structure of the house and make the building aesthetically appealing. External cladding may last up to fifty years so it ...
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Beginners’ Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home Series – Part 3

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Beginners' Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home Series - the Fabric First approach Being a self-builder gives you total control over choosing a plot, designing the architectural style of your house and its layout to suit your specific needs. When designing your Self Build you will also have control over how much you will pay for the day-to-day running of the ...
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Beginners’ Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home Series – Part 2

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Beginners' Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home Series - Part 2 Being a self-builder gives you total control over choosing a plot, designing the architectural style of your house and its layout to suit your family’s needs. When designing your Self Build you also have control over how much you will be paying for the day-to-day running of the house. Whether ...

Beginners’ Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home Series – Part 1

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Beginners' Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home Series - Part 1 Being a self-builder gives you total control over choosing a plot, designing the architectural style of your house and its layout to suit your family’s needs. When designing your Self Build you also have control over how much you will be paying for the day-to-day running of the house. ...

Why Appoint a Planning Consultant for Your Self Build in England

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PART 2 - Why appoint a Planning Consultant? ACA talk to experts about the benefits of appointing a Planning Consultant for your Self Build in England. Every Self Build project is different and you should not presume that you can build whatever you want wherever you want - even if you live in the middle of the Countryside and have no ...