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Latest Issue : Sep/Oct 2016


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

For this issue’s self-build case study, Heather Dixon looks at how a couple in Yorkshire designed their home around the ever-changing view of the countryside. Read more ›››

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Garage Doors
    Opening up the possibilities
    Garage doors have improved hugely in recent years as the value placed on them by homeowners has increased. David O’Mara of Hörmann looks at the different options available and how to decide which is best for you
  • Glass & Glazing
    Let there be light
    Emyr Davies of Arboreta and sister company Welsh Oak Frame believes the trend for light spaces is set to continue, but needs careful thought if all that extra glass is not to lead to extra problems
  • Landscaping & External Finishes
    Greener spaces
    Aidan Bell of EnviroBuild explains how composite decking made from wood and recycled plastic can offer a sustainable as well as safe alternative, as seen on a recent case study
  • Rainwater & Greywater Products
    Blending the old with the new
    Giving your property a touch of old charm can stretch your budget, but the secret’s in the guttering, says Hayley Lowry of Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
    SIP replacements – the cure for self-build?
    The performance and speed benefits offered by structural insulated panels (SIPs) are compelling for self-builders in the current climate of skills shortages and tighter Regs, says Chris Duckworth

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