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Latest Issue : May/Jun 2022

Welcome to the May/June issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Access all areas
    A kit home has plenty of benefits – its price tag being one, but buying a house in a box doesn’t mean sticking to the plan, as this wheelchair-friendly redesign near Cornwall’s Atlantic coast illustrates. See page 16…
  • Recipe for success
    Cooking-mad Ashley Byrne and wife Alison have managed to create a stand-out contemporary home through close working relationships with their architect, builder and other professionals – so who says too many cooks spoil the broth? See page 44…
  • A spiritual renovation
    A passion for saving old houses meant that architect Emma Jane literally took her work home with her. See page 52…
  • Practice makes perfect
    Serial self-builder Mark Young’s fourth project, an ICF-built family home, has scored so many hits on his family’s wish list that it might even turn out to be his last project! See page 66…
  • Breaking down barriers
    For Patsy Parr, getting approval and building her home in her native rural Staffordshire meant overcoming hurdles at almost every step, but her career as a project manager came in handy. See page 78…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Looking into timber
    Richard Dollar from The Sash Window Workshop discusses what to consider when choosing wooden framed windows for your home. See page 37…
  • Opening statements
    As one of the first impressions people get of your home, doors can give us a sense of the type of people that live there. Tracey Pomfret from George Barnsdale offers some advice on specification. See page 40…
  • Seeing the light of day
    Choosing the most suitable rooflight for your build can be anything but straightforward, with a variety of aspects to consider including shape, size, and the materials it’s made from. Here, Paul Trace from Stella Rooflight offers some practical advice. See page 61…
  • The right balance
    When specifying heating and cooling systems for your self-build or renovation project, it’s important to balance style, substance and sustainability to ensure the end result ticks all the right boxes. Greg Cooper from Radiana advises on what to go for. See page 64…
  • Laying out the options
    With flooring being the first thing you feel underfoot every morning, it’s important to consider all factors when specifying a floor that works within your home. Here, companies Quick-Step and Abingdon Flooring provide their insights. See page 73…
  • Maintenance in mind
    Choosing the right decking material can be the difference between enjoying your outdoor space or spending all your spare time maintaining it. Caroline Birdsall from Millboard, looks at the practicalities of choosing and maintaining a long-lasting decking. See page 76…

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