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Material prices are soaring, says FMB

A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).... View Article

100 Houses 100 Years

100 Houses 100 Years by Twentieth Century Society Edited by Susannah Charlton and Elain Harwood 100 British houses celebrating the diverse domestic architecture of the last 100 Years. 100 Houses 100 Years is a fascinating insight into Britain’s built heritage, published in... View Article

Industrial revolution

Interior designer Gina Everett of Create Perfect gives some style tips on achieving the key current trend of a modern industrial look in the kitchen Trends by their nature tend to come and go in interiors, but when considering designing... View Article

Outdoors is in as al fresco living dominates

A buoyant housing market has prompted Britons to create a seamless indoor-outdoor connection by opting for an al fresco living style. A survey of homeowners has found that they are prepared to spend an average of £6,175 for this open-air home... View Article

Everything you need under one roof

Looking for guidance on your self-build? The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon is the place to go for help with any aspect of a project, as Roseanne Field reports The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC),... 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

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

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
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