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Latest Issue : Nov/Dec 2021

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

Case studies in this issue include:

  • True to their words
    When Astrid Woloszczuk and her husband set out on their self-build journey, they wrote a list of key words that captured how they wanted their new home to feel. The result’s a project that has realised all their dreams – and much more. See page 14…
  • A brighter future
    A couple looking to turn their cramped Victorian house in east London into a bright, open and spacious home for their growing family, used a fairly unproven architect to help them strike the right balance. See page 30…
  • Sussex ups and downs
    For Ian Perry and his wife, building their own home in the Sussex countryside meant finally fulfilling a dream they’d held onto for many years, but it was a voyage of several discoveries, including Covid challenges. See page 44…
  • Highland society
    After seven years in a caravan and the birth of their daughter, Ailsa and Jonny Laing decided it was about time to set up a proper home in the Highlands. See page 60…
  • Restoration drama
    Carl and Rachel Philips invested everything they had in breathing new life into one of the oldest, and most fascinating, properties in Stratford-upon-Avon. See page 70…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Going underground
    Selecting and installing underground rainwater harvesting tanks can be a complicated process for self-builders, here David Stagg of Graf UK provides advice. See page 27…
  • A window to the future
    Phil Brown of Pilkington UK looks at three advanced glazing trends that can help make your project more sustainable, as well as some of the regulatory measures you need to be aware of when building or renovating your own home. See page 53…
  • What makes a great offsite-constructed roof?
    Before embarking on any self-build or home renovation project it’s important to understand the difference between offsite manufacturing (OSM) and traditional build roofing. Chris Powell from Pasquil highlights the benefits of OSM. See page 57…
  • Factoring in the future
    Implementing clever design planning into your build will help you design a home that meets your needs, even as you get older. Yola Mealing of Stiltz explains. See page 77…
  • Choosing a home lift
    Steve Hill of Terry Lifts discusses the benefits and specifications for modern domestic lifts, and what you should consider for futureproofing your home. See page 81…

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