• 28th November 2019

    Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

    New warehouse featuring LVL, courtesy of woodsolutions.com.au Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a high-strength engineered wood product used primarily for structural applications. It is comparable in strength...

  • 7th May 2019

    Selecting a House Designer

    If design is the most important phase of your self build, then selecting a House Designer is critical to the success of your project. If you take...

  • 7th May 2019

    Geotechnical Engineer

    A geotechnical engineer conducts a site investigation in order to ascertain the stability of a site. With an understanding of geotechnics, geology and construction, this engineer is...

  • 7th May 2019

    When an ecological survey is required

    It is not always clear to a self-builder when an ecological survey is required. You should attach a report from a qualified ecologist to your planning application...

  • 7th May 2019

    Purchasing a Plot, or Not

    Here is some guidance for purchasing (or not purchasing) a plot: 1.Offer, subject to PP If there is no planning permission on the land, make your offer...

  • 7th May 2019

    General duties of the Project Manager

    It's useful to take a brief overview of the general duties of the Project Manager if you are considering employing such a person on your Self Build....

  • 7th May 2019

    What does a Land Surveyor do?

    Land Surveyors work both in the office and outside in the “field” in order to complete a land survey. Initial Desk Research is undertaken to discover both...

  • 28th March 2019

    Financial skills of a Project Manager

    A very important part of the Project Manager role on a self build is financial management; you will need to be aware of the required financial skills...

  • 28th March 2019

    Could you Project Manage your Self Build?

    You may be confident that you could manage your Self Build but do you realise how much you need to know? Do you have the knowledge to...

  • 28th March 2019

    The People Skills of a Project Manager

    There are a range of People Skills required by the Project Manager on your Self Build. As the prime decision-maker on site, the Project Manager needs a...

  • 28th March 2019

    The Detail of Project Management

    If you are thinking about taking on the Project Managers role for your Self Build, you will need to know the detail of Project Management. You might...

  • 28th March 2019

    Project Managers Guide to building with SIPs

    If you're about to manage a project that uses Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), you might it useful to read this Project Managers Guide to building with SIPs....

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