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Some useful sources of independent advice

Homebuilding.co.uk

National Custom & Self Build Association

National Self Build & Renovation Centre


   Loft-rooms.com

Home-extension.com

Home-moving.co.uk

SellersNet.co.uk

Home-insulating.com

      


 Building Cost Calculators

            Building-cost.net  cost calculator

            The BCIS calculator  - from the RICS

            EZ builders cost calculator

            Checkyourprice.co.uk

 


 

Useful Selfbuild Information

 

  • The Segal Selfbuild website
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  • Channel 4 Grand Designs -the TV series with presenter Kevin McCloud following eight sets of people as they built their own homes.
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  • Developing Skills -self build courses in association with Homebuilding and Renovation Magazine.
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  • Ebuild -online resource for self-builders, with discussion and events forums.
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  • Forever Green -run by architect Rob Hillier, an architect who specialises in environmentally friendly building buildings and working with community self build groups.
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  • Green building store -environmentally sensitive building products from Environmental Construction Products Ltd of Meltham, Yorkshire.
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  • National Homebuilding and Renovating Show -register online for tickets.
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  • Self Build ABC -comprehensive resource on self build houses offers details on building plots for sale, purchasing land for sale through land agents, planning and constructing a self build home.
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  • self-builder.com -self build finance and insurance, plus useful message board.

Self Build Groups:

 

Self Build Projects:

  • Bob's Huf Haus -blog account of the construction of a Huf Haus in East Sussex by Bob, a retired civil engineer.
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  • Curved House -David and Anjana Devoy's house in Clapham, as featured on Channel 4's grand designs.
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  • East Cambusmoon Farm -Steve and Deb's blog about their new low energy house specified to AECB Silver standard, being built on a farm in Scotland.
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  • Huf Haus Blog -Ric Capucho's account of building his Huf Haus in Switzerland.
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  • Lower Oak Barn Conversion -a blog account on the ups and downs of a self build barn conversion near Wrexham.
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  • Moonstone -John Croft and Leigh Grainger's Cotswold Ecohouse project.
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  • Oxlet Self Build -account of self build project in Herefordshire involving both a new, externally insulated house, and conversion of a stone barn.
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  • Russell House -Ross Russell and Sally Morris spectactularly colourful self build house in Suffolk with its innovative sliding roof.
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  • Threshing Barn -Philip and Angela Traill's hi tech listed barn conversion featured on Grand Designs.
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  • TreeHouseClapham -the story of Will Anderson's eco house in Clapham, diarised in the Independant from Sept 2004 to moving in on 1st March 2006 and subsequently published as "Diary of an Eco Builder".
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  • Undergound House -low energy earth-sheltered house built in a disused quarry site in the east of Cumbria and featured on grand Designs in 2003.

 


all about Health & safety  

www.citb-constructionskills.co.uk/healthsafety/moreinformation/legislation/workatheight.asp

 


How to save energy  www.est.org.uk/myhome


How to lay PAVING & DRIVEWAYS


 

LINKS TO MANUFACTURERS

Manufacturers with active web sites  

A

Akzo Nobel (Crown)
Akzo Nobel (Sadolin)
Ancon
Aqualisa
Ariel Plastics Ltd
Ariston
Armitage Shanks
Artex-Rawlplug

www.letspaintit.co.uk
www.sadolin.co.uk
www.ancon.co.uk
www.aqualisa.co.uk
www.arielplastics.co.uk
www.aristonchannel.com
www.armitage-shanks.co.uk
www.artex-rawlplug.co.uk

B

Balmoral
Bathroom Design Guide
Baxi
Belle Engineering
Blue Circle
Bostik Findley
Bradstone (AI)
Brandon Hire
BRC
British Gypsum
Briton
Build Store

www.balmoral-group.com
www.bathroom-design-guide.co.uk
www.baxi.co.uk
www.belle-group.co.uk
www.cement.bluecircle.co.uk
www.bostikfindley.com
www.bradstone.com
www.brandontoolhire.co.uk
www.brc.ltd.uk
www.british-gypsum.bpb.co.uk
www.irsecurityandsafety.co.uk
www.buildstore.co.uk

C

Calder
Carron
Castle Cement
Catnic
Celotex
Chaffoteaux
Chubb Locks
Clarkdrain
Coram

www.calder.co.uk
www.carron.com
www.castlecement.co.uk
www.catnic.com
www.celotex.co.uk
www.chaffoteaux.co.uk
www.chubblocks.co.uk
www.clark-drain.com
www.coram.co.uk

D

Danfoss Randall
Dulux
Dupont Engineering Products
Durox

www.danfoss-randall.co.uk
www.duluxtrade.co.uk
www.tyvekhome.com
www.topblock.co.uk

E

Era Products
Evode

www.era-security.co.uk
www.bostikfindley.com

F

Feb
Fernox
Fillcrete
Finnforest

www.mbtfeb.co.uk
www.fernox.com
www.fillcrete.com
www.finnforest.com

G

Garador
Geocel
Grant Westfield
Grundfos

www.garador.co.uk
www.wrisco.com www.multipanel.co.uk www.grundfos.com

H

Hamilton Acorn
Hanson Brick
Henkel
Hepworth
Hotpoint

www.hamilton-acorn.co.uk
www.hanson-brickseurope.com
www.henkel.com
www.hepworthdrainage.co.uk
www.hotpoint.co.uk

I

Ibstock
Indesit
Indtex
Insinkerator

www.ibstock.co.uk
www.merloni.com
www.indtex.co.uk
www.insinkerator.com

K

Klargester Environmental Ltd
Knauf Drywall
Knauf Insulation

www.klargester.co.uk
www.knaufdrywall.co.uk
www.knaufinsulation.co.uk

L

Laybond
Leisure

www.laybond.co.uk
www.leisurecp.co.uk

M

Marcrist
Marley
Marley Roof Tiles
Marley Waterproofing Group
Marshalls (Technical Hotline)
Mea UK Ltd
Micafil
Mira Showers
Monarflex
Monument
Moores Furniture Group

www.marcrist.com
www.marley.co.uk
www.marley.co.uk
www.marleywaterproofing.com
www.marshalls.co.uk
www.mea.de
www.micafil.com
www.mirashowers.com
www.monarflex.co.uk
www.monument-tools.com
www.moores.co.uk

P

Plantex, TDP Ltd
P.A.T.S - Plastering & Artexing Training School

www.tdpltd.com
www.plastering-artexing-training-school.co.uk

R

Rangemaster
Redbank Manufacturing

Redland Roofing Systems Ltd
Resiblock
RMC ReadyPak
Rockwool
ROM

www.rangemaster.co.uk www.redbank-manufacturing.co.uk
www.redland.co.uk
www.resiblock.com
www.rmc-group.com
www.rockwool.co.uk
www.rom.co.uk

S

Sandvik (Bahco)
Showerlux
Simpson Strong Tie
Spear and Jackson
Spectrim Distribution
Stormguard
Supreme Concrete
Symphony

www.coromant.sandvik.com
www.duscholux.com
www.strongtie.co.uk
www.spearandjackson.co.uk
www.spectrim.co.uk
www.stormguard.co.uk
www.supremeconcrete.co.uk
www.symphony-group.co.uk

T

Talbot
TDI
Thermalite
Thinjoint Technology
Titan

www.talbot.co.uk
www.polypipe.co.uk
www.thermalite.co.uk
www.thinjoint.com
www.titantanks.com

U

Unibond
Union Locks

www.unibond.co.uk
www.unionlocks.co.uk

V

Vaillant
Velux
Vencel Resil Ltd
Visqueen
Vokera

www.vaillant.com
www.velux.co.uk
www.vencel.co.uk
www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk www.vokera.co.uk

W

Wavin
Worcester-Bosch

www.wavin.co.uk
www.worcester-bosch.co.uk

Y

Yale

www.yale.co.uk

 

 

 


 

                             

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