Useful Links

As active participants in the construction and self-build market, we are always working with the community to try to provide information and links that may be of interest to our users. The links below are some of the sites, products and services that compliment our Arcon software and may be of interest to our customers. If you would like to be listed in this section please contact us at 3darchitect@elecosoft.com

Please note: All of the links below direct you to external websites beyond our control. Whilst we try to ensure that all links are appropriate for our audience, we cannot be held liable for the content of these sites.

 

Self-build Magazines

 

Build It

The UK’s first self-build & renovation advice magazin. Build It magazine is the essential resource for anyone planning a bespoke home building project. Whether you're keen to tackle a self-build, house renovation, extension or conversion, Build It is packed with inspirational reader homes, in-depth design advice and practical, expert guidance to help you make a success of your project.

Homebuilding & Renovating

The UK’s best-selling magazine for self-builders and renovators – is packed full of inspirational house design ideas, products and features to ensure your new home is a real success. Each month you’ll find case studies of people just like you who have created their own individual home. Written and produced by experienced self-builders and renovators, it also offers expert advice on everything from planning permission, choosing architects and finding builders to buying plots, choosing materials and keeping costs under control.

Real Homes

Real Homes is the site that gives you an insider’s guide to creating a home you love, without needing a unlimited budget. Our goal is to make ordinary homes extraordinary with a focus on cost and value. We cover realistic, achievable ways to make your home special (think DIYs, upcycling, and editor-curated picks of affordable finds), and guide you on the best ways to save money when it comes to home ownership, maintenance, and improvement.

 

Useful Resources

 

BuildingRegs4Plans
BuildingRegs4Plans provides an easy-to-use online system for compiling Building Regulations Specifications for Domestic Projects including Extension, New Build, Flat, Loft and Garage Conversion, and Garage Build Plans. More than advice and guidance, the site provides a large range of concise Building Regulations Notes and a library of hundreds of Detail Drawings for submission on plans to Building Control. We also provide a mobile app for offline, on-site access to our library of specifications.

Plotfinder

www.plotfinder.net is the UK’s leading website for buying & selling land and renovation opportunities in the UK. Subscribers to the site get access to daily updated database of plots and properties maintained by a dedicated team, who speak to estate agents, auction houses and private sellers so that you don’t have to. Other benefits include the easy to use search engine, access to the plot-sharing service, personalised interactive e-mail alerts direct to your inbox.

Quantity Surveying and Estimating Service for builders, self- builders and builders merchants.
NaCSBA is the voice of the Custom and Self-build housing sector. Our mission is to make Custom and Self-build a mainstream choice for everyone seeking a home of their own.
Britain’s longest running self-build magazine.
Homebuilding & Renovating is Britain’s best-selling magazine for anyone creating an individual house through self-build, renovation, extension or conversion.
BuildStore is the place for self build, custom build, renovation and conversion products and services in the UK. From researching a project, through to finding land, bespoke self build finance, project insurance, guidance and inspiration, we have it all.
The FMB is the UK’s largest trade association in the building sector, with national offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, supported by additional regional offices. FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members, providing a range of modern and relevant business building services to save them time and money.
The NFB provides business solutions to builders, contractors and house builders across England and Wales. For companies involved in the building and construction industry the NFB provides vital resources in key areas.
Top-quality laser, digital & electronic tools for leveling, measuring, surveying, detection, inspection and testing.
Home Improvement
UK Home Improvement Companies
This mortgage overpayment calculator can give you an idea of how overpaying on a mortgage could save you money by reducing the amount of interest charged