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Latest Issue : Jul/Aug 2019

Welcome to the July/August 2019 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Bridging the centuries
    Perseverance and compromise paid off for Clare and Mark Gittins when they took on the virtual rebuild of a derelict cottage just outside Rotherham. See page 20…
  • Traditionally eco
    An eco-afficionado achieved his dream to create a Passivhaus home in Leeds, but it had to be traditional in style so wasn’t plain sailing. See page 38…
  • A new life in Newquay
    It was a decade in the making, but London couple Jeff and Wendy East finally managed to achieve their idyllic family home on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast, which started from a crumbling bungalow. See page 52…
  • Back to nature
    The world of home improvement is nothing new to Athena and Mark, but their latest project – which refurbished and extended a house to help it nestle into a Sussex nature reserve – proved a big challenge. See page 64…
  • Reclaimed retreat
    A timber cabin in the woods, designed as a tranquil Cornish rural retreat, has been carefully crafted from reclaimed, natural and sustainable materials. See page 80…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Managing your build’s bottom line
    David Lownds of Hanley Economic Building Society outlines the basics of self-build financing, and gives some tips on how to manage your build’s budget. See page 47…
  • The brick essentials
    With an increasing number of homeowners choosing to self-build, Simon Taylor of Ibstock looks at one of the key aesthetic considerations – the bricks you will use. See page 59…
  • Getting clarity on glass
    When creating a unique home, glass gives you a wide range of options, especially for use in atriums and balconies, as Susan Sinden of glass processor ESG Group explains. See page 75…
  • ICF – sense and sustainability
    Robin Miller of Beco Wallform gives his views on why insulating concrete formwork (ICF) is the ideal practical choice for self-builders concerned about sustainability and climate change. See page 89…

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