Free Information


Julian Owen Associates Architects issue a number of free factsheets specifically for householders and self builders to provide background information on the design and construction process.

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Factsheet Timber Frame Open Panel

Timber Frame SIPs Factsheet

Timber Frame Oak Frame Construction

Free Self Build Guide

Self Build Action Plan

ASBA Factsheet – Preparing a Brief

Do I Need Planning Permission?

Green Building Factsheets
All you need to know about making your home ‘greener’.

Do I need building regulations approval?

























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A short introduction to the profession, covering aspects such as how to tell a real one from an imitation, fees, when and how to engage an architect, and what we do.

How to Find a Plot

Hints and tips from the experts.

Local Authorities

Guide to dealing with planners and building control officers.


Practical advice on how to set a budget for a self build project.

Saving Money

Suggestions on how to make the best use of the available capital for self builders.

Tender and Construction Process

Explains how to get best value from a contractor, before and after appointing one.

Books and Magazine

List of the best places to find information on self build.

Land List

We produce a monthly updated list of land that we are aware of in the East Midlands/Nottingham area. Some of it is has not been widely advertised. Current resources prevent us from issuing regular mailshots, but we do provide a copy of the list on application and details are available on the Land List page.

Telephone advice – call 0115 922 9831

We are available to answer technical enquiries during regular office hours. Our extensive experience working with house alterations, extensions and new builds means that we can answer most questions immediately. If not, we usually know where to look.