News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals. Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.
A Walsall homeowner had planning permission to build an extension — instead he tore down his house and built a four-bedroom property
Building material supplies suffer shortages in key products such as bricks, blocks and cement, causing year-on-year rises
There are thousands who have been overcharged Stamp Duty and you could be one of them so read here how you can claim this money back
The daughter has appealed against a demolition notice to tear down the outbuilding which was deemed to "result in unacceptable harm" to the area and historically significant house, which she rejects
Transformed from a "cramped and mouldy" lodge, this home was renovated using wood sourced from the nearby woodland and shaped through the ancient technique of steam bending
The designs were deemed to be "not in keeping with the character" of the area despite the plans being needed to help him move around his home
Residents resisted plans to turn Whitby in Ellesmere Port into the UK's first "hydrogen village" due to concerns over the safety and the cost-efficiency of the system
Nutrient neutrality laws are being used to block homebuilding in 74 local authorities, with the HBF claiming the number of new homes being built could drop to 120,000 annually
Immigration rules for foreign workers such as bricklayers, roofers, carpenters, joiners and plasterers have been eased by the government to tackle skills shortages in the UK building industry
Homeowners can see an average refund of £27,000 from HMRC for incorrect charges on their Stamp Duty. We show you if you qualify for a rebate and how you can get this money back
The former Top Gear presenter has partly won a planning appeal with West Oxfordshire District Council, but has been told his restaurant plans caused "harm" to the area
Article 4 legislation is being used by some councils to preserve the supply of bungalows due to increasingly limited supplies for the increasing elderly populations
The 'Levitating' star has won her battle with Campden Council to extend her home, but only under restrictive measures so as not to disturb neighbours in the conservation area
Following the launch of 'Tesla Electric' it has been revealed that the company owned by one of the world's richest men, Elon Musk, is aiming to muscle in on the UK energy sector
Get a head start on your new year home project and snap up two free tickets to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show in London that's on between 22-24 September
The scheme offers £500 discounts on heating engineering courses in a bid to boost the number of installers and increase the roll-out of heat pumps
Paragraph 80 could be your way to gaining planning permission on Green Belt land, and here we explain how is the best way to go about getting it
The Bosch 18V PSB 1800 LI-2 cordless drill is the best drill I have used — and I've spotted that it's a mega 43% off for Amazon Prime Day, down to just £59.99 from £106
With thefts of heat pumps on the rise, we've asked experts their advice what we should all be doing to protect our heat pumps — and external boilers — from being stolen
Here's why this super cheap VEHHE Shower Head with water-filtration beads and a setting for saving water is worth a try — plus it's on offer for as little as £13.69 for Amazon Prime Day
The decades-old letter wasn't one that had slipped out of a post bag but one left specifically for the Post Office's new owners to discover, reading: "I wonder who will find it?"
Homebuilding & Renovating quizzed the government on why the longstanding four-year rule is being quietly replaced by a much-longer 10-year rule. Here's their response in full
Recent reports have suggested that solar panels "had to be taken offline" in extreme heat. But is it true? Can solar panels really fail in a heat wave? Homebuilding & Renovating investigates
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