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Latest Issue : Issue 02 2021

Welcome to Issue 02 of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • A different aspect
    Carol and David Fordham took a gamble when they bought a tired 1930s house with the aim of starting from scratch and creating an ‘eco’ home. See page 22…
  • Building a new future
    After a car accident devastated her family, Merula Frankel put all plans for a self-build on hold – but a few years later life took a new turn when she came across a company that shared her sustainable ethos. See page 34…
  • Tackling all obstacles
    Two former rugby team-mates decided to pool their talents as project manager and architect to build a pair of semi-detached, thermally-efficient homes in Surrey. However a series of challenges tested their resolve, as Tom Boddy reports. See page 56…
  • Doubling up
    Jessica and Harry Gold doubled the size of a Victorian house in Surrey, combining traditional and modern features to create a stunning, light-filled home to relocate to from London. See page 64…
  • Home of two halves
    A picture postcard cottage on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall has been enveloped in a distinctly modern addition which also strikes a balance with the property’s traditional half. See page 78…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Structural warranties – a guide
    Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) navigates through the often complex world of structural warranties required by mortgage firms, providing some clarity for self-builders. See page 47…
  • Happy when it rains
    Not only can a rainwater harvesting system be a first line of defence against flooding, it can also help you achieve long term sustainability in our unpredictable climate. Jae Lester of RainWater Harvesting explains. See page 49…
  • Forming an opinion
    Chris Stride at ICFA discusses why self-builders, particularly those looking to maximise energy efficiency, should consider building with Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF). See page 53…
  • Versatile wet rooms
    Neil Whitehead from Impey offers insights into how to create the ideal wetroom or wet area shower space for every size and style of home. See page 87…
  • Small is beautiful
    With an increasing value being placed on outdoor spaces, Ronan O’Dowd of Acheson & Glover shares top tips on how to make the most of a small garden. See page 95…

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