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Latest Issue : Mar/Apr 2022

Welcome to the March/April issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Jane of all trades
    As an architect, Jane Burnside has created many stunning contemporary homes. However, also taking on the role of project manager and interior designer and even cook on her own self-build in Mull required a whole new skillset. See page 14…
  • Saving for retirement
    Outbuildings on the site of a historic farmhouse in rural Hampshire have been cleverly transformed into a ‘later living’ home, by an owner who was keen to downsize. See page 28…
  • A meeting of minds
    Bob and Carrie Forsyth had very different ideas about their ‘forever’ home until they set eyes on a dated 1950s ‘fixer-upper’ near Leeds, and decided to compromise, including with the planning department. See page 42…
  • Brave new home
    After an almost traumatic experience with her first self-build, Poppy Robinson bravely decided to take on another, conquering her fears to produce a bright and eco-friendly forever home. See page 58…
  • The art of restoration
    A historic 100-year old house designed by a St Ives artist has become a decade-long labour of love for the owners to save it from demolition. See page 76…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Insulating a better future
    Quentin Bassieux of Huntsman Building Solutions explains why minimising air leakage must go hand in hand with better insulation. See page 51…
  • The right rainwater system
    With a varied choice of rainwater systems on the market, there should be no problem in finding the perfect product for your self-build project, says Sally Moores from Yeoman. See page 55…
  • Bathrooms with longevity
    Like most of the building industry, the bathroom sector has changed over the last two years. James Sketch from Keuco explains what people are now focusing on when it comes to planning and designing their bathroom. See page 67…
  • The next step in your project
    Richard Harding from British Spirals and Castings discusses the different regulations you need to consider when choosing a staircase for your project. See page 71…
  • What makes a good paving surface?
    If you’re thinking of upgrading an existing paving surface or simply designing a new hard landscape area, how do you know which is the right one? Alasdair McMillan from Sureset looks at the options available. See page 74…

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