Magazine Archive

Latest Issue : Jul/Aug 2017

Welcome to the new-look Selfbuilder & Homemaker! We thought it was time we revamped the magazine to give it a fresh new look, and also make it more reader-friendly.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, Roseanne Field reports a couple’s journey to building their own land in East Sussex. See page 26…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Bi-fold doors made clear
    Bi-folding doors are not all built equal – there are various factors to consider before making a purchase. Solarlux creates a breakdown of the key areas for consideration. See page 37…
  • Naturally beautiful
    Stone Federation’s Matt Robb discusses the visual appeal of natural stone and what you should consider before using it in your self-build. See page 45…
  • Avoid design flaws
    Toby Howard-Willis of JG Speedfit explains the ‘dos and don’ts’ of installing insulation with an underfloor heating system. See page 48…
  • Bespoke vs ready-made furniture
    Both bespoke furniture and ready made pieces have their benefits  and downfalls, so Selfbuilder & Homemaker speaks to two experts in the field. See page 55…
  • Step up your interior
    Complete Stair System’s Nick Rackham explains how to choose a custom-made staircase while sticking to a budget. See page 58…
  • See the light
    Omid Nikroo of Loxone UK shares some advice on smart lighting and why you should consider it for your build. See page 62…

We’ve also added some new features which will run in every issue, alongside our Ask the Expert feature. Home Styling offers tips and advice on how to achieve a specific interior look for your self-build, while Secrets of Success sees self-builders share how they overcame obstacles during their project. 

We’ve been working hard on the improvements, and we hope you like the final result, but it would be great to hear what you think. Should you have any ideas or suggestions for future editions then please email james(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)netmagmedia.eu