Archive: 'Apr 2016' :

Managing Expectations – What Can be Achieved & Delivered

The dictionary definition of managing expectations states “seek to prevent disappointment by establishing in advance what can realistically be achieved or delivered” This sounds very simple and yet this is undoubtedly one of the biggest hurdles and points of frustration that inevitably creep into self-build projects, where preparation is paramount. In the majority of cases […]

Building Your Own Home

In a series of articles, David Smailes, managing director of specialist construction company, Smailes Construction, will share his considerable knowledge of construction to provide guidance and point out the possible pitfalls when building your own home. Many dream of it but few do it Whilst the largest number of new homes being constructed in the […]