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Latest Issue : Jan/Feb 2018

Welcome to the January/February 2018 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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For this issue’s self-build case study, Nick Housley and partner took on the challenge of turning their Sussex bungalow into a ‘des res’. Roseanne Field reports. See page 16…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Time to upgrade your waste management
    Revised regulations in England for septic tanks discharging to watercourses will be introduced in 2020. Andrew Baird of wastewater specialist WPL explains how this will affect self-builders and homeowners with onsite treatment. See page 30…
  • Breathe easy
    Phil Harrison of EnviroVent offers advice on the best ways to achieve optimum ventilation and energy efficiency when upgrading the home or undertaking a self-build. See page 39…
  • Getting under your feet
    The considerable benefits of underfloor heating are now widely understood but should you install a wet or electric system? Gaia Climate Solutions’ Steven Rooney weighs up the options. See page 45…
  • Finding the right radiator
    Choosing radiators might sound like an easy job, but with a ever-increasing number of options available it’s not as simple as it seems. Simon Morris of The Radiator Company offers his advice. See page 51…
  • Be smart, save energy
    Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes discusses how using smart home technology can save energy in your self-build. See page 57…

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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