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Latest Issue : Sept/Oct 2018

Welcome to the September/October 2018 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, Roseanne Field reports the speed at which a couple’s kit home took shape left them suitably impressed when they decided to build their Beatles-inspired ‘forever’ home in a north London suburb. See page 22…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • The key to improving kerb appeal
    Hörmann UK’s David O’Mara explains how specifying the right garage doors as well as entrance doors can enhance the ‘kerb appeal’ of your home. See page 34…
  • Attractive options for energy-efficient design
    Vanessa Howard of Roof Maker explores how taking an ecological approach to design can improve energy efficiency without compromising on aesthetics, looking at rooflights in particular. See page 37…
  • The simplicity of SIPs
    Paul Newman of Kingspan Timber Solutions explains what Structural Insulated Panels are, and why you should consider using them. See page 44…
  • The joys of going bespoke
    Jon Sillitoe of Burlanes Interiors discusses why self-builders should consider investing in a bespoke kitchen, explaining how it worked out for a family in Chelmsford. See page 55…

Other features include:

  • Our regular Ask the Expert feature
  • Home Styling, offering tips and advice on how to achieve a specific interior look for your self-build
  • Secrets of Success, seeing selfbuilders share how they overcame obstacles during their project 

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