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Latest Issue : Mar/Apr 2018

Welcome to the March/April 2018 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, Roseanne Field reports on how Howard Reay and Amber Valentine’s careers in TV and film didn’t prepare them for the drama of their own journey to creating a grand home. See page 20…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • The highest of standards
    Despite British Standards regarding slating and tiling being updated, sadly practice is still lagging behind, resulting in voided warranties and significant roof failures. Dr Kevin Ley of Redland explains. See page 32…
  • Smarter bathrooms
    GROHE UK’s Michael Gray discusses the growing trend for including smart technology in the bathroom and the types of products available. See page 43…
  • Getting the light just right
    Shaun Davis of LED lighting specialists tp24 explains why it is essential to plan early to ensure the perfect lighting scheme. See page 51…
  • Trendy tiles
    Ceramique Internationale’s Peter Vann discusses the tiling trends that are currently influencing the market and the options available to self-builders. See page 52…
  • Lighting the way
    Richard McLane of Bisca Staircases discusses various lighting options to bear in mind when designing your staircase and says you should run through it with your architect and a specialist lighting designer. See page 54…
  • Hearth-warming thoughts
    When installing a woodburner it’s important to consider what you’re going to burn in it, especially given the Government’s increased determination to clamp down on the use of ‘unsuitable’ fuel. Stephen Talbot of Logs Direct explains more. See page 57…

Other features include:

  • Our regular Ask the Expert feature
  • Home Styling, offering tips and advice on how to achieve a specific interior look for your self-build
  • Secrets of Success, seeing selfbuilders share how they overcame obstacles during their project 

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