Finding and buying land or a property to renovate or convert can be quite a daunting prospect. The Editors of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine have put together a series of guides, hints and tips to help you on these first steps of your self build or renovation journey.

We talk to Michael Holmes, chair of the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA), to find out how the UK is catching up with the rest of the world by taking the hassle out of...

Homebuilding in the UK must be dramatically increased to meet the need for new homes, the Lords Economic Affairs Committee has said.

While the cost of building your new home can be closely managed, plot prices vary wildly and become an expenditure that is out of your hands.

Self builders are set to save £1,000s thanks to a recent decision on Section 106 Planning Obligations.

On Friday 1 April the Government launched their scheme to help find plots of land for those wanting to build their own home.

If you are happy to take on a ‘project’, buying an older property to renovate can really open the market up to you, and reveal a few bargains.

Back in November 2011 The Government announced its plans to focus on two key issues that currently blight the UK housing market; the severe shortfall in homes in certain areas of the country, and...

Large plots, low roofs (for easy maintenance), and easy accessibility make bungalows popular among house hunters.

What are the technical, structural and design implications for a home on a sloping site?