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How to Design Your Own Home, Extension or Alteration takes you on an interesting and fact filled journey from inception of an idea, through the wider issues of the design process, how to enhance the value of your site, getting statutory approvals right through to completion of your own project. It has useful suggestions on how to assess your requirements, how to analyse your site, the practicalities of design taking into account various design styles / details. It also guides you through the practical aspects of obtaining the necessary planning, listed building consent and building regulation approvals and where to go for advice / help. A fact filled journey taking you from analysing your home requirements through to understanding the statutory approvals required. The illustrations and drawings make it easy to understand the design process - learn about different styles and details - make your design energy efficient and understand the basis of plumbing, electrical and drainage This book tells you: *The advantages of getting 'Design' right - how to add value to your home and increase saleability. *About the Design process - how to properly analyse requirements. the site. A 'first' how to design using a simple step by step approach. *About different Design styles and details. Don't miss out on the different styles and details. It can make a difference to the enjoyment of your home. *How your Design can be energy efficient and be aware of the different construction methods available. *The technical bits! Learn the basics about plumbing, electrical and drainage. *How to assess building cost...useful tips - finding the right builder. *About the regulations - which affect the Design of your home.