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Latest Issue : Nov/Dec 2016

The November/December 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 speaks to thrifty pensioners Vic and Lilian Davidson, who built their ‘garden’ home in Nottinghamshire for just £28,000. Read more ›››

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Cladding & Facades
    Escape to the country
    Cembrit’s Ged Ferris discusses why you should consider a slightly unusual choice of cladding and how it worked so well for one project in Ireland
  • Doors, Windows & Conservatories
    Open the door to a world of aluminium
    Manying Siu of bi-folding door and lantern roof supplier Made For Trade discuss how the shift towards high quality aluminium home improvements will benefit renovators and homeowners
  • Finance & Insurance
    First things first
    Mary Riley, a specialist adviser in mortgage funding solutions for custom build and self build projects, says that there are several things to get right first before seeking a mortgage
  • Floors & Floor Coverings
    Flawless floorings
    If you are planning a contemporary luxury interior floors are the crucial element to get right, with seamless finishes and natural looks being key current trends. Tom Kitchener of Aliva UK looks at recent examples
  • Timber & Joinery
    Green credentials with green oak
    Darren Hook of English Heritage Buildings looks at why green oak is an attractive material with strong heritage, and which is also a great option if you’re looking to up your eco credentials

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