The Famous 7 year plan!
There are some terrific magazines to watch out for. Most well stocked news agents and supermarkets will offer at least one of the titles below. Serious self builders usually subscribe at least for period whilst searching for ideas and inspiration.
Six months for £15
Usually £3.99 each
Twelve months for £37.25
Normally £4.25 each
3 issues for £1, then
Six months for £12
Usually £3.99 each
Mark Brinkley, b 1953, is best-known as the author of the Housebuilder's Bible, a project he has been working on since 1993. Prior to that he worked as a builder and developer, and the book is based around his experiences and observations. He also writes regular columns in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, and maintains a blog -- House 2.0 -- on housing matters.
We found Building your own home a very useful, not to say invaluable, reference book, giving clear advice about all aspects of the self build process. It offers a surprising amount of information to even the most seasoned builder as it guides the complete novice through the potential pitfalls that many fall into. Recommended to anyone even thinking about a major build project.
This is a brand new edition of the best-selling book on planning consent.
Ideal for anyone looking at newbuilds. With more people than ever choosing to improve rather than move this is an excellent guide. The book features process flow charts, draft letters and many informative illustrations - all designed to take the stress out of applying for planning consent.
334 House & Bungalow Plans.
The best selling UK house plans book it features full colour illustrations throughout. All beautifully drawn and with more plans than other similar publications.
Certainly points you in the right direction and saves wasting a lot of time. Tells you everything you need to know and points out the pitfalls to watch out for. Good companion to How to Get Planning Permission.
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