Groups, organisations and resources for the self builder.
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Self Build

 System Build



 DIY Stores


Walls & Roofs


Timber + Joinery

Windows + Doors



Building Services



Loft Conversions



Building Regulations

Construction resources:

Here you can find everything you need for your building project, from where to find an architect to choosing your floor finishes. Follow the key headings to the left to find out more on each topic or scroll down for a fuller list of pages.

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Self build -groups, organisations and resources for the self builder.
System Build -prefabricated components and systems.
Conservation -renovation and restoration information for owners of historic and listed buildings.
Architectural Salvage -secondhand building materials and architectural antiques.
DIY stores online -find DIY stores and builders merchants online.
Floor finishes -ceramic tiling, timber, woodblock, parquet, sheet materials.
Walls & Roofs-brick and block, roof tiling, cladding materials:
Walls: Bricks | Blockwork | Glass Block | Stone | Earth | Lintels | DPCs and Trays | Ventilation + Accessories | Timber Boarding | Sheet Cladding | Insulation | Concrete |
Roofing: Tiles and Slate | Thatch | Timber Shingles | Flat Roofing | Green Roofs | Lead | Ventilation + Accessories | Guttering | Sheet Cladding | Insulation | Timber Frame|
Decorating -paints, papers, plaster, colour and decorative effects.
Timber + joinery -information on timber, joinery and woodworking.
Joinery | Green Oak | Log Cabins | Timber Frame |
Windows, Doors + Glazing -windows, doors, glass, blinds and curtains:
Windows | Conservatories | Rooflights | Doors | Garage Doors | Ironmongery | Glass | Shutters | Blinds and Curtains
Furniture -fitting out your house -furniture and fitments.
Staircases -timber, concrete, steel, staircases, spiral stairs and loft ladders, balustrading and handrails:
staircases in general | timber stairs | metal stairs | concrete stairs | glass stairs | spiral stairs | loft ladders | balustrading | stairlifts |
Building Services -electrics, plumbing, drainage, heating and cooling:
Lighting | Heating | Electrical | Ventilation | Plumbing | Drainage | Security
Kitchens -design -units, worktops and kitchen design.
Bathrooms -fixtures and fittings.
Loft Conversion -extending into your attic.
Architects -where to look to find an architect for your project.
Builders and tradespeople -where to find someone to carry out your work.
Regulations -all building work in the UK is subject to the Planning Laws and Building Regulations -we show where you can find the necessary information.

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