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Latest Issue : Issue 01 – 2020

Welcome to Issue 01 of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Curves in all the right places
    Not only have Roger and Lucy Southcott achieved their ambition of building a home that’s energy self-sufficient with super-low greenhouse gas emissions, they’ve also created something that’s carefully shaped to fit the contours of its Wiltshire location. See page 18…
  • An adventure by the sea
    Embarking on a self-build sans architect is not for the faint-hearted, but Joey and Charlotte Thomson decided to go the DIY route to creating their perfect coastal home. See page 30…
  • A change for the better
    Heidi and John Exley moved into the house of their dreams near Doncaster – and then modernised it beyond all recognition with the help of a local architect. See page 44…
  • The fruits of determination
    Nothing was going to stop resourceful self-builder Gill MacLeod achieving the house of her dreams, a major renovation in rural Scotland. See page 50…
  • An uphill battle
    Ian and Julie Perrin were unsure about buying the ‘difficult’ plot of land they ended up building on in Montgomery, mid-Wales, but they convinced themselves to take the plunge. See page 60…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Be a septic sceptic!
    Dave Vincent of Kingspan Klargester breaks down everything that self-builders need to know about the ins and outs of off-mains drainage, from legal issues to deal with, to the variety of options available. See page 25…
  • Get your cladding quality right
    John Russell of Russwood explains why using a premium quality timber cladding, along with the right fixing system, is vital to ensure your cladding looks good for the long term. See page 28…
  • Safe as well as sustainable stoves
    Erica Malkin of the Stove Industry Alliance takes a look at the key considerations for self-builders looking to enjoy a wood burning stove in their new home, including recent changes in legislation. See page 39…
  • Future-proofed design
    John Alimi of Stiltz Homelifts explains why it’s imperative self-builders think ahead when designing their home in order to create a ‘home for life.’ See page 57…

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