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Latest Issue : Sept/Oct 2019

Welcome to the September/October 2019 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Building good health
    Built on a wooded rural site on the coast, this stunning family home was created on the coast near Bristol but prefabricated in Germany, and designed with health and wellbeing in mind. See page 24…
  • A sustained effort
    The end of Sarah and Andy Ball’s somewhat gruelling self-build saga is a sleek, modern ‘forever’ home in Derby, with wide-open views of landscape plus space, comfort and sustainability. See page 40…
  • Stepping into the light
    Despite having an architecture degree, Tom Holliday and his wife Carly turned to an architect friend to help them transform a dark, dated cottage into a light and spacious family home near York. See page 48…
  • Good things come to those who wait
    Finally moving in to their dream self-built home was a very long time coming for David and Deanna Martin. See page 60…
  • Familial territory
    While most people undertaking a project will buy an unfamiliar plot or house, and possibly even in an unfamiliar area, a couple in Cheshire took the opposite approach. See page 70…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • SIPs vs traditional construction
    Ian Clay of SIPS@Clays offers a few points to consider when choosing the build method for your new home and why SIPs deliver the perfect solution compared to traditional brick and block construction. See page 37…
  • Going green
    Victoria Ramwell from Kemper System discusses specification best practice and the key considerations for green roofs, including design, location and waterproofing membrane. See page 55…
  • Pellet stoves: style and substance
    Specflue’s Ian Sams explains why pellet stoves offer an ideal heating solution, from their environmental credentials and aesthetic appeal to ease of use and installation. See page 67…
  • Pushing the boundaries
    New innovations in technology designed to mitigate the risks of a wet environment are pushing the boundaries of where AV equipment can be enjoyed. Will Uttley of ProofVision looks at the latest products facilitating the smart bathroom trend and explains how self-builders can incorporate smart AV into their bathroom design. See page 81…

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