Building & Renovation 

Articles, Guides & Questions Answered

iBuiltMyHome is the new home of advice and guidance for all those self-builders looking to build their own home or renovate an existing property. We have an ever-growing list of articles and guides here, all of which are a great resource for your projects.

Bathrooms

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Bathroom Design Guide

If you are planning or designing your bathroom then our guide to bathroom design will be a great read.

Bathroom Design

Building

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How Much To Build A New House?

Did you know that more than a 1000 people every month begin their own self-build project? We will go through some of the costs with you here

House Build Cost
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How Much To Build A House Extension?

If you are thinking about building an extension on your home, you need to read our guide about the costs involved in such a project.

House Extensions
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Guide To Building A Kit House

Kit houses are becoming ever more popular and if you've thought of doing your own self-build kit home this guide is just for you.

Build Kit Houses
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Building Your SIPS Panel House

The beginners' guide to building your own home using SIPS panels a fast and efficient way of building.

Building With SIPS
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Reducing Skip Hire Costs

We all need to remove waste from our projects, so we’ve put together some great ideas on how to reduce the cost of waste management.

Skip Hire Costs

Conversions

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Garage Conversion Guide

Do you have a garage and wish you could use that extra space for something more useful? Let us give you some ideas and guidance.

Garage Conversion
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Loft Conversion Guide

Here's our really easy to follow guide to loft conversions whether you are a complete beginner or have some building knowledge you will find our guide really helpful.

Loft Conversions

Doors & Windows

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Double Glazing Guide

We've put together a really great guide to double glazed doors and windows check it out, you're sure to learn something new.

Double Glazing
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Bi-Fold Doors Guide

Multiple panels make up one bi-fold door which will fold in on itself to open the entire space out.

Bi-Fold Doors
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Triple Glazing Guide

How much difference is there between double and triple glazing  Our guide goes through the pros and cons of both types of glazing.

Triple Glazing

Exteriors

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Wall Rendering For Houses

Our guide has everything you need to know about rendering your home  Whether you are applying render to a new build house or a renovation, we have plenty of info available.

Wall Render
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Beautiful Timber Cladding

We have put together a great guide to timber cladding  it doesn't matter if it is for a new build house or a renovation project out timber cladding guide is a brilliant resource

Timber Cladding
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Need A New Tarmac Drive?

Our guide to tarmac drives is really useful for those building a new house or renovating a property with space for a tarmac driveway

Tarmac Drives
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The Guide To Decking

We’ve put together a brilliant guide to exterior timber decking for your home. Learn the best ways to create beautiful decked areas.

Timber Decking

Home Improvement

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21 Projects That Require No Planning Permission

Are you wanting to improve your home but are unsure what renovations can be done without planning permission  Come read our guide and see.

Home Renovation

Interiors

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Staircase Design Guide

Our guide to designing a staircase covers the thought process, costs, installation and of course different designs.

Staircase Design

Kitchens

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Kitchens On A Budget

Kitchens are expensive, but you can still grab yourself a beautiful new kitchen on a budget of less than £5000. Let us share with you just a few ideas how.

New Kitchen

Roofing

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House Roofing Guide

Whether you need a repair to your roof or need to plan a roof for your new build, our comprehensive guide to roofing is a great resource to follow.

House Roofing
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Green Roofing Guide

Our easy to follow guide to green roofs is an excellent read if you are looking at sedum green roofs for a more eco-friendly option on your home.

Green Roofing