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Latest Issue : Nov/Dec 2020

Welcome to November/December of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Unintended consequences
    Lizzy and Rupert Atkins hadn’t intended to do a self-build, but when faced with moving out of the area they loved, they decided to embark on a major renovation project to transform an ‘ugly duckling’. See page 26…
  • Small wonder
    In just six months, Max Tillings and Katie Roach built their bijou coach house on an awkward infill plot, using reclaimed materials to complement the neighbouring Victorian property. See page 42…
  • Surrey splendour
    Darren and Juliet Milgate fulfilled their lifelong ambition when they self-built a stunning Georgian-inspired property, sandwiched between central London and the splendour of the Surrey Hills. See page 60…
  • Locally sourced
    Carolyn and Chris Brown’s dream house was right on their doorstep, but they still changed it beyond all recognition to create a very modern family home. See page 74…
  • Patience is a virtue
    By astutely saving up for over a decade, Chris and Linda Anderson had the time and money to re-configure their 1930s London semi to be exactly how they wanted, including a dramatic blend of indoor and outdoor. See page 90…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Offsite, on time
    Paul Newman of Potton Self Build explains the ins and outs of offsite construction, and the many benefits it holds for self builders. See page 37…
  • Get on top of sustainability
    With the Future Homes Standard about to change how we heat and power homes for ever, self-builders wanting to future-proof their homes should consider integrated green roofing solutions, says Marley’s Stuart Nicholson. See page 53…
  • A signature entrance
    Choosing the right front door is key to creating a good first impression and enhancing kerb appeal. With so many different products on the market, Stuart Shaw of Hörmann UK provides some insights to help self-builders make an informed decision. See page 57…
  • Vital steps to safety
    Kevin Underwood of the British Woodworking Federation discusses why staircase aesthetics must go hand in hand with safety, and why too often design flair can compromise it. See page 85…

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