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Latest Issue : May/Jun 2021

Welcome to May/June of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Green shoots of recovery
    When Mark Rainforth bought a dated Sixties bungalow on the outskirts of Sheffield, he had to work out a way of creating an eco-home befitting its beautiful location. See page 22…
  • A new lease of life
    When David and Martin Ratcliff set about adding a top-floor extension to their handsome Victorian terraced house in south west London, they had no idea their project would end up taking such a different path. See page 38…
  • Accessibility begins at home
    A plot on the family farm proved the perfect spot for John and Helen White to build a forever home for their family. See page 50…
  • Seeing the light
    A dark and run-down Regency villa has been rebuilt ‘from the inside out,’ with a new basement level and exciting glass features which draw in the light. See page 62…
  • The great bungalow rescue
    Years of wet and windy winters in rural Shropshire had brought the 1960s bungalow on Bob Griffiths’ farm to the point of near collapse, but he decided to give it a new lease of life. See page 72…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Get hip to SIPs
    SIPs systems offer an extremely low energy and eco-friendly construction method that’s also incredibly strong and quick to build. Matt Banks of SIPs Eco Panels explains more. See page 35…
  • Radiating future relevance
    With energy efficient heating systems fast becoming vital components of new homes, Chris Harvey of Stelrad Radiators provides some radiator solutions for self-builders. See page 59…
  • Functional flooring
    Darren Trivett of Ridgespear Group offers insights into why developments in underfloor heating make it a practical option, and gives some installation tips. See page 69…
  • Timber or composite?
    Deciding on the best decking option for your garden makeover can be challenging. Tony Hobbs of Southern Sheeting offers some advice to help you choose. See page 81…

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