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Self Build Experts: The UK’s Top 10

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UK's Top Self Build Experts Building your own home requires the right balance of your own ideas, and guidance from professionals who have done it all before. There will be a variety of opinions from a wide range of industries; from architects to builders, and from financing to interior design, your project will require expert instruction at some point along ...
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Maximise Your Renewables: Sunamp Heat Batteries

Allan Corfield Architect, Business News, Eco Homes, Interior Design, Renewables, Self Build 2 Comments

How to Get the most from Your Renewable Energy Sources: Sunamp Heat Batteries As specialists in designing extremely energy-efficient homes, at ACA we are often on the lookout for exciting new forms of energy-saving technology. Right on our doorstep in East Lothian, Sunamp design and produce non-toxic, compact Heat Batteries that can store heat from a variety of applications - ...
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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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Inside Knowledge: Interior Design with Tangram Furnishers

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Getting Started with Interior Design It's one of the first things people think about when considering building their own home, and with good reason too. What will it look like inside? As easy as it is to think about, actually deciding on how to furnish your new Self Build can be quite difficult if you've never had a house customised ...
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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 ...
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Summing Up: What Does a Structural Engineer Do?

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Methods, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Plot, Self Build 10 Comments

An interview with Darryl Bailie - Structural Engineer, Future Space Structural Consultants Ltd Throughout a Self Build project, Structural Engineers are usually called upon at the detailed design stage, and are required for Building Warrant approvals. Your Structural Engineer will also check the ground conditions of your proposed site, which will define the foundation design. But when is the best time ...

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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Home Automation: Bring Your Self Build to Life

Allan Corfield Architect, Audio, Eco Homes, Self Build, Video 6 Comments

Connected AV - Specialists in Home Automation Systems While planning and budgeting for your Self Build project, you've probably had a good think about what you want it to look like, how it functions as a home for you and your family, and how it performs in terms of energy efficiency. Many Self Builders also like to have the latest ...

Fresh Air, Fresh Perspectives: Benefits of MVHR Systems

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Methods, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Self Build 4 Comments

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery: A System You Can Rely On With changes to energy regulations in house building scheduled for 2016, there are more and more Self Builders sounding out ways of making their homes as energy-efficient as possible. Whether they gain the official rating or not, many strive to emulate the PassiveHaus building standard - which is focussed on ...
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‘A Week in The Life’ – Working for ACA

Allan Corfield Architect, Business News, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Jobs, Self Build 1 Comment

What's Happening at ACA? Since 2009, Allan Corfield Architects Limited has been steadily growing in size and ambition. Having started out as a one-man band supplying designs for home extensions, ACA is now a team of 7 - a team making great strides in the one-off Self Build home sector. Director Allan Corfield has forwarded his expert advice on the ...