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Latest Issue : May/June 2016


The May/June 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, Selfbuilder & Homemaker looks at how Tanya and John hawkins’ architect-designed house in yorkshire ticks the boxes as a striking family home which responds cleverly to its site. Read more ›››

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Heating & Renewable Energy
    Hybrid heating combines sustainability and savings
    Richard Paine, who is product manager for domestic heating and renewables at Daikin UK, explains why more and more self-builders are embracing hybrid heat pumps for the combination of key benefits they offer
  • Kitchens & Appliances
    Topping off kitchen design, in style
    Worktops play a crucial role in kitchen design and as such need to look good as well as be practical. David Beckett, sales director at Caesarstone, explores the current trends
  • Sustainable Homes/Materials
    No room for compromise
    The latest standards on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in homes can appear complicated and contradictory. Rex Taylor, technical support manager at Kidde Safety provides some clarity for self-builders
  • Smoke & Fire Protection
    Living walls for healthy homes
    Paul Garlick of Mobilane explains the aesthetic, wellbeing and environmental benefits living systems can bring to your home

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