VIDEO – Pre Design: Choosing how to project manage your self-build

Choosing how to project manage your self-build: Self-build advisor John Corless weighs the pros and cons of hiring a builder (main contractor route) to do all the work for you, versus hiring the tradesmen yourself (direct labour route). And the options in between.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of SelfBuild & Improve Your Home magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

VIDEO – Pre Design: Choosing a building method

VIDEO – Pre Design: How eco will you go?