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Latest Issue : Sept/Oct 2017

Welcome to the September/October 2017 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, Ewen MacDonald reports how the Aylmer family approached creating their holiday home on the north Cornish Coast. See page 22…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • More than just a garage
    Andrew Guppy of The Classic Barn Company discusses the options and considerations when specifying a detached garage. See page 35…
  • Walking on sunshine
    With various options available, walk-on rooflights can offer abundance of light to dark spaces while still allowing for movement above. Chris Chaney of Sunsquare explains how. See page 38…
  • Making savings from a rainy day
    Stormsaver’s Lisa Farnsworth explains how rainwater harvesting systems can help selfbuilders save water and reduce household running costs. See page 43…
  • Pick up the pace with SIPs
    Timber Innovations’ Ian McCarthy explains why the interest in SIPs as a modern method of construction continues to grow fast. See page 47…
  • The grass is greener
    David Hedges-Gower of Lawn Solutions explains how to care for a lawn and offers his tips on keeping it in top condition during the colder months. See page 59…

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 

It would be great to hear what you think about Selfbuilder & Homemaker. Should you have any ideas or suggestions for future editions then please email jparker(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)netmagmedia.co.uk