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 ...

Build Your Self Build Eco-Home With Izodom ICF Building Technology – Interview With Econekt

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Methods, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Self Build 1 Comment

Share this Post Build Your Self Build Eco-home With Izodom ICF Building Technology – Interview With Econekt The project brief includes the chosen features of your future home. These features will influence the construction method and include aspects such as design, energy-efficiency, the budget and the pace of construction.  For more information regarding construction methods, check our guide here. Today we will focus on one of ...
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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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Money Matters: Do I Need a Self Build Mortgage?

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Financing Your Self Build - From Savings to a Self Build Mortgage When listening to queries at different Self Build shows and seminars, a popular topic is finance. There are many people across the country who would like to build their own home, but a large number are unsure what their options are for funding their projects. Everybody has different ...
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Helping Hands: Hiring the Right Professionals for Your Self Build

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Professionals, extensions, Self Build 7 Comments

‘If you want a thing done well, hire the professionals!’ When laying out the plans for a dream home, sometimes enthusiasm can get the better of Self Builders. Giving in to temptation and taking on the role of project manager can sometimes hamper progress and can also have an impact on the overall costs if the Self Builder lacks the ...
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A Guide to Self Build Construction Methods

Allan Corfield Construction Methods, Eco Homes, Self Build 3 Comments

Self Build Construction Methods - Which one is for me? When setting out a design brief with an architect, the construction method you select for your Self Build will have a strong influence on many other aspects of the project. It can affect the speed of the build, the overall costs, as well as the energy efficiency. There are many ...