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Latest Issue : Nov/Dec 2017

Welcome to the November/December 2017 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, a retired couple succeeds in creating a modern, sustainable and highly ‘transparent’ selfbuild on a site in north Devon after having their design for a dream home rejected on two sites. See page 18…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Reducing risks
    The Protek Group’s Simon Middleton takes a look at some of the risks that can lurk within your project build, explaining how you can identify and thereby manage your exposure to risk more effectively. See page 16…
  • A bathroom that works for everyone
    Yvonne Orgill of the Bathroom Manufacturer’s Association offers some advice on designing a bathroom that meets the needs of all ages and abilities. See page 25…
  • Don’t slip up with cladding
    The construction industry has long recognised the benefits of brick cladding systems – Eurobrick’s Richard Haines outlines how they can benefit self-builds in particular. See page 27…
  • Timber windows – see the light
    Jonathan Hey of Westbury Windows and Joinery offers some tips on getting your windows right. See page 35…
  • Composite contenders
    Charles Taylor of wood plastic specialists Composite Prime discusses the rise of the composite decking trend and how it is helping to drive the timber industry forward. See page 40…
  • Finding the fibre for you
    Carpet manufacturer Lano’s Gary Alp talks through the different carpet fibres available today, from old favourites to the latest innovations, to help you make the perfect selection for your build. See page 49…

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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