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Today (15th April 2013) the Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, announced that the Government proposes to exempt self builders from paying the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). There will be a 6-8 week consultation on the changes which will likely come into effect during the summer. CIL, which was introduced under the Labour Government but began to be implemented by some councils in January 2012 (and now affects thousands of self builders in dozens of local authorities), raised a levy on new homes set at a standard charge per m2 of new development.
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Posted on Apr 26, 2010 in Alternative Energy & Architecture , Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts Kevin Hayden Years ago, I saw a picture of a shipping container house. I knew right then that I wanted to build one myself.
"The Long Thin House" Click on the plan or elevation for a larger image. Features The Long Thin house was designed for a standard rectangular urban lot and has 2 bedrooms and 1080 square feet. All of the spaces have vaulted ceilings which contribute to their spaciousness.
Small doesn't have to mean cramped! These books have building plans and design ideas that pack a lot of living into small spaces. Some titles offer detailed construction plans, while others have beautiful color illustrations to inspire ideas for your own compact, efficient, and economical home. 1. Little House on a Small Planet "Simple Homes, Cozy Retreats, and Energy Efficient Possibilities."
Hello, my name is Elias and I'm the professional architect and team member of architecturecourses.org . I love teaching people how to design their own houses free of charge. It's easy, fun, and anyone with a little passion for design can do it.
Imagine using half as much space for a doorway yet being able to open it in both directions – and all on smooth invisible track with concealed inset hinges that doors seem to float on air. This brilliant door hinge system is so simple and useful it seems uncanny that similar home hardware not used in every house in the world. Push or pull and the Ergon door will spring to the side as it moves in or out, ending up flush and perpendicular with the adjacent door frame.
In my master bedroom, I wanted an extra large headboard that would make a statement. Here are my instructions on how to make a fabric headboard...not just any fabric headboard. ..you'll see. Step 1: Find fabric that you love! I found this fabric at my favorite fabric store called Home Fabrics and Rugs. It cost 5.99 a yard, and I bought 10 yards.
So many things! If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet.
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