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Latest Issue : Nov/Dec 2018

Welcome to the November/December 2018 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, Roseanne Field reports how Mark and Sharon Young found that they couldn’t resist the opportunity to build a new self-build home despite settling down in their previous one in a Hertfordshire village. See page 18…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Shingles made simple
    Daniel Redfern of Marley Eternit offers a step-by-step guide to easy installation of a timber shingle roof. See page 25…
  • Consider bi-folds for your conservatory
    Homeowners are increasingly on the lookout for glazed extensions, light-filled rooms and the additional space for versatile living. Steve Bromberg of Express Bi-folding Doors discusses why you should incorporate aluminium glazing into your conservatory build plans. See page 29…
  • Tackling moisture risks in timber buildings
    Niall Crosson of Ecological Building Systems and Michael Foerster of pro clima discuss the need to ensure that unforeseen moisture trapped during the build phase can be released from the building envelope, to avoid damage to timbers over time. See page 35…
  • Perfect porcelain
    The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse’s Chris Grainger discusses the many benefits of porcelain floor tiles, from manufacturing and cost to maintenance and appearance. 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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