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Latest Issue : May/Jun 2017

The May/June issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker includes our regular ‘product round-ups’ which, as always, showcase the latest exciting and innovative products available.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, James Parker visits a major renovation of a hilltop bungalow in Devon that opened up fantastic estuary views for the growing family of a music producer, while doubling as an occasional recording studio. See page 18…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Heating & Renewable Energy: Heat storage made easy
    The thermal store is a powerful technology that can be used in a variety of ways to ‘future proof’ properties, enabling self-builders to take full advantage of renewables, when used in the best combination. Richard Hanson-Graville of Thermal Integration explains. See page 35…
  • Kitchens & Appliances: Hi-tech kitchens for a healthier, greener future
    Zip Water UK’s Russell Owens discusses why hi-tech kitchen appliances are such an important ingredient in today’s self-builds. See page 38…
  • Landscaping & External Finishes: A special bond
    Madeleine McDermott of Resin Bonded explores why resin-bound surfaces are becoming the latest trend to appear in driveways and gardens thanks to a range of performance benefits. See page 41…

  • Paints, Coatings & Sealants: The power of colour
    Crown Paints’ Kathryn Lloyd looks into the latest paint shades and design ideas, and explains how quality formulations and technology can help bring colour to life both indoors and out. See page 42…

  • Smoke & Fire Protection: Putting smoke alarms on the spot
    Kidde Safety discusses current regulations for smoke and heat alarms and whether they go far enough to maximise safety. See page 46…

  • Sustainable Homes: It’s easy being green
    Michael Nicholls of OrganoWood UK explains what sustainability means when it comes to external wood treatment, and how selfbuilders can benefit from ‘going green’. See page 49…

Also in this issue:

  • Floors & Floor Coverings Interior Showcase. See page 16…
  • Doors, Windows & Conservatories Supplement. See page 25…

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