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Latest Issue : Issue 01 2021

Welcome to Issue 01 of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • A chalet for all seasons
    Christa and Del Dobson had been planning their alpine-style project for nearly 20 years, and it has finally come to fruition in a luxurious off-grid chalet. See page 16…
  • Long distance champions
    How virtual project management was the answer for long-distance clients to turn a Victorian vicarage into a modern masterpiece. See page 30…
  • Contemporary blend
    Set in a secluded Hampshire valley, a very contemporary home blends into its rural setting thanks to a design by two architectural practices that echoes traditional local buildings. James Parker reports. See page 48…
  • Layer cake
    The Hammills caused quite a stir when they remodelled a tired old Thirties house in York into a very modern home that became the talk of the town. See page 60…
  • Setting the bar high
    After a couple of frustrating years spent hunting for a new home, Paul and Sarka embarked on a self-build journey with Huf Haus to realise a property that met their high expectations. See page 74…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Off-grid sewerage
    Rebecca Taylor from HD Services gives her insights into getting groundwork specifications right for your build, and explains the options available when no mains sewerage connection is possible. See page 27…
  • Getting brickwork right
    Sean Wilkins of the Brick Development Association gives specification, design and workmanship tips that will ensure that your brickwork is successful. See page 41…
  • Rooflights – historic solutions
    You might think rooflights are a modern invention, but as Peter Daniel of The Rooflight Company explains, they have a long history which ties into humanity’s perennial desire to bring light into buildings. See page 45…
  • The warm glow of lower bills
    Rises in gas and electricity prices mean that specifying more energy efficient and renewable heating options such as biomass is even more important, as Ian Sams from Specflue explains. See page 57…
  • Tapping into savings
    Stephen Johnson from Quooker UK talks through the benefits of boiling water taps, and how including them in your project not only gives convenience, but can also help save energy. See page 69…

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