Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
mass noun, often as modifier The building of homes by their owners.‘self-build schemes’‘self-build is the cheapest way to get a home to your specification’
do-it-yourself, diy, self-buildflat-pack, in kit form, kit, do-it-yourself, diy, self-buildView synonyms
- ‘Often, the most difficult part of anybody's self-build is finding the plot.’
- ‘Jordan says this self-build scheme may be replicated elsewhere by the company, but only on developments of a similar size.’
- ‘The Ecology Building Society specialises in mortgages for conversions, renovations and ecological self-build projects.’
- ‘For instance, the whole logic of repair and recycling at the heart of some of the experiments in urban redesign and self-build housing discussed below are internally sustainable.’
- ‘The company also provides assistance to clients who have a self-build project in mind.’
- ‘The grant will also be paid where a contract to purchase or a contract to build has been signed or, in the case of a self-build house, where the foundations have been poured.’
- ‘Although a self-build project can be frustrating and messy, if the job is completed on time, and on budget, the decision to build from scratch can make a lot of financial sense.’
- ‘The move towards self-build homes is not the only trend which is forcing builders to adapt the way they operate.’
- ‘She said the village could build a smaller hall on the Grove Farm site on a self-build basis.’
- ‘Finance is also becoming easier, with many high street building societies offering self-build mortgages.’
- ‘The thirteen houses on Walter's Way, built from 1977 onwards, form part of the earliest low-cost housing self-build project in the country.’
- ‘It also supplies products direct to the public for self-build projects, including floors and doors.’
- ‘The cost of buying a house may be one reason about 20,000 people get self-build mortgages each year.’
- ‘The self-build project will help people with limited money to get on to the property ladder as the cost of a house in the scheme is approximately half the price of a similar house on the market.’
- ‘He stayed at a local pub for a weekend and wandered around, taking in the area and examining the house, reading up on self-build projects before drawing up his own set of sample plans.’
- ‘If you're an interiors, gardening, self-build or DIY enthusiast, a visit to the Our House Exhibition next weekend could prove to be time well spent.’
- ‘In theory, doing a lot of work yourself on a self-build project does cut the budget.’
- ‘Scottish Building, the industry federation, said that while self-build has been growing in popularity for some years, the serial self-builders are dramatically on the rise, and cashing in on huge profits.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.