Exterior transformation advice
Channel Four's website's Develop & Build section includes a good guide on cladding, brickwork, driveways and windows.
Most types of external cladding are covered in this in depth article.
Aimed at trade, but it's worth learning about what you may or may not need and who to get to erect it.
Drainage & Paving advice
Covers all the materials and options available for hard landscaping, drainage matters and driveways.
General roofing advice
A good range of articles and advice.
Independent members resources
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors will provide member lists
The federation of Master Builders will provide information and a list of certification their members require.
Independent advice, but not from a trade body
Useful advice, including consumer rights.
The Rising Damp Myth
It s worth reading Jeff Howell's opinion on rising damp during your research.
Double Glazing advice and protection
The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme
An independent double glazing advice resource
Completely independent advice from Which?
There are strict guidelines relating to listed buildings that will need to be followed.
Costings advice can be found here
Very helpful advice and pricing guides
General advice can be found here
This has forums and advice covering all manner of building subjects.
Another site with useful forums and advice.
General Building advice can be found here
Not only can you hire tradespeople from My Builder, but you can ask questions directly.
Wickes have some great How to...
advice leaflets that you can download free
Calculating Building Materials
LINK - Build Materials
LINK - Cement
Corrugated Roofing & Cladding
LINK - Roofing
Digital TV Reception
LINK - TV Reception
Flat Roofing, Underslating & Shingles
LINK - Roofs
LINK - Garage Doors
LINK - Weatherproofing
LINK - Security
Guttering & Downpipes
LINK - Guttering
PVCu Profiles & Boards
LINK - pvcu
Paving & Walling
LINK - Pav Wall
Self Adhesive Roofing
LINK - Roofing
LINK - Tmber Doors
LINK - Drainage
LINK - Cladding