Magazine Archive

Latest Issue : Jul/Aug 2016


The July/August 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, Ewen MacDonald looks at Trelas – a light-filled feat of engineering and architecture overlooking one of the UK’s most sought after locations. Read more ›››

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Folding, Sliding Doors
    Doors of perception
    Kloeber’s Matt Higgs corrects some myths on sliding door performance, saying they are a thing of the past
  • Insulation
    Room to move
    Strict Building Regulations relating to insulation can mean thick external walls that eat into the available living area. Kingspan Insulation’s Adrian Pargeter explains how to comply without compromising on space
  • Lighting & Electrical
    LED by efficiency & style
    Kitchens and bathrooms are increasingly being used for more than just their functionality. Dave Simpson of YESSS Electrical looks at how recent lighting developments can be harnessed to maximise a room’s enjoyment
  • Stairs, Balustrades & Balconies
    Controlled spirals
    Antonia Harding of British Spirals & Castings dispels the myth that spiral staircases are dangerous and explains how they can be used effectively and safely in your project
  • Stonework, Bricks & Blocks
    Fired up about brick’s creative potential
    That most traditional British method of masonry house construction, good old-fashioned brick, remains popular with self-builders. As the Brick Development Association’s Andrew Eagles says, that’s down to the material’s creative flexibility as well as its aesthetics and durability

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