The Self Build Self Help Site Site Safety

A one-stop shop of information for people interested in self build - whether self building a complete home or undertaking an extension, renovation or modification.


Main Structure Floor Structure Wood or laminate floor Walls Windows Stairs Roof


Reclaiming your VAT Services Before Starting Scaffolding Good Things to Have Tools for DIY & Repairs DIY Projects: 5 Top Tips Site Security

Project Management

Site Safety Hiring Contractors Buying Materials Materials Handling Waste Management

Doing Stuff

Block & Beam Floor Building a Chimney Flue Drains Fixing a Wall Plate Forming a Chimney Stack Insulating the Loft Keeping Water Out Landscaping Painting & Decorating Rendering a Gable End Replacing a Radiator Retaining Walls Roof Truss Installation Roof Windows
Site Safety

Don't forget to carry safety into the home - see this list of the top 25 ways you can avoid accidents in your home, from link to Claims Helpline site

Mesothelioma Resource Online Mesothelioma Resource Online has created and developed this site to provide answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, as well as their families and loved ones. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos and has long been considered a mystery and incurable.


And, with regard to keeping your site tidy, we'll put in a plug for recycling. The amount of recyclable material generated is enormous (the building industry accounts for 20% of all landfill waste), especially the packaging for kitchen and sanitary ware. The amount of waste wood is also considerable so it would be neighbourly to check if there are any elderly people near by who use open fires and wood burning stoves.
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