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How to get the best possible build quality

Make sure your project matches up to expectations with Mike Hardwick’s top tips
The curved cedar cladding on this project by Build It readers David and Jennifer Spillane required a lot of time, patience and careful attention to detail. “Our contractor had to manufacture a form and then steam individual strips of the timber into shape”, says David. “It was a slow but ultimately very successful process.”

This could be the shortest article ever. If you want the highest possible build quality, the answer’s simple: pay for it. The old adage about getting what you pay for holds true to a degree. However, it’s not that cut-and-dried for most us; yes we want to create a nice home, but we’ve got finite budgets to work with. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to ensure you get the results you’re seeking without spending a fortune. Here’s what you need to know to make it happen.

The quality triangle

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Build It is the UK's most practical magazine for self builders and renovators looking to create their dream home. Here's a sneak peak at what's inside this issue: - Vote for Britain's best home of 2018 - Energy saving windows - How to build your own home for under £200k - Getting the most from your builder - Smart kitchen tech - Front door cost guide ... and more!