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Latest Issue : May/June 2018

Welcome to the May/June 2018 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, Roseanne Field reports on how the constraint of replicating the dimensions of an old barn Richard and Susan Skelly were replacing has given their home a unique character. See page 12…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Reduce waste and save on costs
    Tarmac Cement’s Dr Bill Price explains why it’s important to give mortar and cement careful consideration and how the right product can result in reduced wastage and costs. See page 21…
  • A green partnership
    Heat pumps are often paired with underfloor heating, but a system featuring low H2O radiators could provide greater comfort, control and efficiency. Jaga UK’s Claire Owen discusses why implementing renewable heating needs a ‘whole system approach’ to work best. See page 23…
  • The hot topic
    With awareness of smoke and fire protection needs at an all time high, hinge manufacturer A Perry & Co explains how safety goes beyond alarms. See page 27…
  • Untangling the issue
    Long delays and landfill costs from dealing with Japanese knotweed could be a thing of the past thanks to new methods available to selfbuilders, explains Nic Seal of Environet. See page 43…
  • Eco performers
    Michelle Alcock of Teknos offers insight into environmentally-friendly paints and how their performance has come on leaps and bounds. See page 45…
  • The view from the showroom
    Howarth Timber researcher and blogger Kat Jacklin outlines key kitchen trends identified for 2018 and beyond. See page 47…

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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