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The best laid plans

For many self-builders, finding a plot to build on is the biggest hurdle, but for one retired couple using their own land proved just as problematic, for a host of reasons. Roseanne Field reports Set back from the main A22... View Article

Everyone’s going grey!

Freefoam Building Products are delighted to showcase this recent installation using their complete range of grey PVC roofline and cladding products. The property in Leicestershire originally featured a render finish to the entire upper level. It had become patchy and... View Article

Mirror mirror on the wall

The new range of six mirrors and four mirrored cabinets from Abacus Bathrooms’ Pure & Simple portfolio is designed to provide a beautiful finishing touch to any design scheme. Practical and sophisticated, the cabinets come with shaver socket, adjustable shelves... View Article

Allthingsflooring.com: The Go-To Site for Flooring Fanatics

All Things Flooring is a quirky, new, online hub for B2B decision makers, currently attracting a lot of interest in the world of flooring. The lively, interactive site is the one-stop-shop for flooring advice, news, ideas and inspiration from industry leaders across the globe. Managed... View Article

Sustainable building – it’s all in the mind

Ben Warren, Managing Director at global building materials manufacturer, Baumit UK, offers a guide to sustainable construction for the self-builder. According to a Green Building Council report, more than one home every minute will require refurbishment in the UK if... View Article

Chapter two: preparing for demolition

When we heard from first-time self-builders Sarah and Andy Ball in the last issue, they were at a crossroads, unsure if their Derby build would go ahead. Things have changed however, and the demolition notices are in When we left... View Article

Shower power

Ashley Prescott of Power-Pipe discusses how waste water heat recovery can stop you throwing money down the drain every time you shower In terms of the practicalities, waste water heat recovery (WWHR) couldn’t be more straightforward. A WWHR system is... View Article

New faces add to NaCSBA’s strengths

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has announced three new board members. Mary Riley, a prominent figure in the self-build mortgage market, has been appointed as the organisation’s new self build executive. She is a regular contributor to... View Article

Competition seeks granny annexe on a shoestring

Now in its fifth year, the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA)’s competition Self Build on a Shoestring is back, searching for unique designs to combat building challenges in the UK. For 2017, the competition is themed around housing... View Article

Editor’s comment – July/August

Hello and welcome to your new-look Selfbuilder & Homemaker! The team has been working hard to produce a great-looking new design for the magazine and we hope you like it as much as we do. We all know that first... View Article

Welcome to the Selfbuild Bootcamp!

Whether you are thinking about designing or building your dream home, renovating an existing one or looking to turn your hand into property development, the Selfbuild Bootcamp is designed especially for you. Did you know on average a self-builder will... View Article
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