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Latest Issue : Nov/Dec 2019

Welcome to the November/December 2019 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • No compromise
    Replacing a single-storey bungalow with a contemporary two-storey house next to Poole Harbour was a quest for minimalist perfection. See page 19…
  • Industrial inspiration
    Blowinghouse Mill in Cornwall was a labour of love for Simon Williams – a 19th century corn mill transformed into a luxury eco-friendly home. See page 30…
  • Step by step
    A cosmetic revamp turned into a full blown renovation challenge for a couple in Yorkshire when they bought a house in a coastal village. See page 42…
  • Retiring gracefully
    Ian and Tina Huckle struggled to find a place to build their ‘lifetime’ home after some health problems, but the solution was right under their noses. See page 58…
  • A sure bet
    Despite their background in the gambling industry, the Cammeghs took no risks when they decided to build a Passivhaus in a rural spot in Kent. See page 65…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Windows into the future of tradition
    Mike Bygrave from Roseview Windows discusses the resurgence of heritage windows, and how self-builders and homeowners now have more choice than ever before. See page 39…
  • Planet-friendly paint finishes
    There’s a growing interest in environmentally friendly paints, but you don’t have to sacrifice performance or looks for environmental benefits, as Earthborn Paints’ Colin Jones explains. See page 56…
  • Bamboo flooring: the sustainable alternative
    Rob Wooldridge from Moso Bamboo Surfaces looks at the many merits of bamboo flooring – and provides some installation tips for self-builds. See page 71…
  • Staying safe & secure
    Secured by Design (SBD)’s Emma Snow explains the benefits of the police-backed product certification system, and gives some tips on how you can ensure your home is as secure as possible. See page 73…

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