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Latest Issue : Sept/Oct 2021

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

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Beating the odds
    Achieving an affordable ‘forever home’ in the right location seemed an impossible dream for a Berkshire family, but Laura Hardie-Gleed and husband Ian succeeded against all the odds by transforming a run-down 1960s property. See page 14…
  • Extending an invitation
    Having outgrown their current home, Daniela and Duncan Forbes were hunting for a property for their family that they could put their stamp on with an architect’s help, and they found it in Edinburgh. See page 24…
  • Four times lucky
    Taking on one major renovation project is ambitious enough – but what happens when you take on four simultaneously, including a historic mill? John Chasey and Eleanor are reaping the benefits of embracing the challenge. See page 38…
  • Weaving a new chapter into an old story
    Rebecca and Matthew McCloskey have succeeded in transforming a former weaving factory into a modern family home, in a 15 year journey that required patience and flexibility. See page 54…
  • In search of space
    A growing family in a London conservation area sought the help of an architect close to home to help them expand their modest property for the long-term, having caught the extension bug on an earlier project. See page 74…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Appealing to owners
    Enhancing a property and adding to its kerb appeal is all about making the right choice of windows, entrance doors, landscaping and, of course, the garage door. David O’Mara of Hörmann UK explains more. See page 49…
  • Pump up the volume
    Donna-Marie Evans of LG Electronics explains why heat pumps are the right choice for UK housebuilders and homeowners to comply with the Future Homes Standard, and tackles some myths. See page 61…
  • Reducing flue risk
    It’s easy to overlook the importance of chimney and flue design, says Dennis Milligan of the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturer’s Association, explaining some of the basic rules. See page 67…
  • Bringing the inside out
    Peter Wilson of Setcrete explains how an internal living space can be seamlessly extended onto an outdoor terrace with the help of floor tiling. See page 81…

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