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Latest Issue : Issue 03 – 2020

Welcome to Issue 03 of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Hope for the best
    Nicki Hogg’s self-build saw her and her partner go from surprise auction to acquiring a desirable south Devon plot in Hope Cove for their forever home. See page 16…
  • Open house London
    Despite having no initial plans to alter their traditional Victorian family home in Greenwich, David and Nicola Fleming ended up reinventing it, building two highly contemporary extensions which dramatically improve look and layout. See page 24…
  • Passive impressive
    A retired eco building enthusiast fulfilled a dream to create an ultra low energy home by upgrading a barn he originally built in North Yorkshire using ‘Passive House’ principles. See page 44…
  • Buying into the concept
    Wanting to be part of the self-build hotspot that is Graven Hill, Dheeraj and Taniya Malik found a building system that they liked so much, they set up a business based around it. See page 50…
  • A room with a view
    Despite a distinct lack of windows and no character, Philippa Neilson-Factor and husband Tony took a punt on an uninspiring Essex bungalow with potential for an amazing outlook. See page 60…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Balustrading best practice
    Dominic Meakins of Demon Designs explores the different factors to be aware of when specifying glass or appointing a glass contractor for your self-build. See page 37…
  • Best bricks for your build
    Jason Hughes of Imperial Bricks advises on choosing bricks for your self-build. See page 39…
  • MVHR: sourcing the essential resource
    EnviroVent’s Larry Soper gives his top tips on specifying the correct MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) system to provide fresh air to your air-tight property. See page 41…
  • The changing demand for decking
    Indi Sarkaria of Arbor Forest Products talks us through the different advantages of using either softwood timber decking or composite decking, while outlining the most important factors for installation. See page 56…

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