How to find and buy a suitable plot. How to navigate the Planning and Building Regulations jungles. All the design options: custom build or off-the-peg package deals? How to select the right trades and builders. Which trades should be doing what and when. Successful project management: bringing it in on time and on budget. Getting the best out of architects, surveyors, planning officers, builders and suppliers. Going green and generating your own power - on a budget.
Ian Alistair Rock is an experienced chartered surveyor who carried out his first self-build project in 1999. Ian is a regular speaker at The National Self-Build Centre in Swindon, and is director of a chartered surveying consultancy and author of several best-selling Haynes House Manuals.