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Latest Issue : Jan/Feb 2019

Welcome to the January/February 2019 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

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Although Matthew and Emma Greenland’s west Wales self-build would not turn out to be their ‘forever home’ due to a change in their future plans, they created a building that makes the most of its spectacular site. Roseanne Field reports. See page 8…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Taking an alternative route to drainage
    When building or renovating a home with no connection to mains drainage for the disposal of sewage, alternative options have to be considered. Burnham Environmental Services’ Mark Newbery explains further. See page 27…
  • Debunking underfloor heating myths
    According to Nigel Sanger of JG Speedfit, many self-builders and property developers are still cautious about installing underfloor heating, due to rumour and hearsay. In this feature he dispels the four most common myths. See page 35…
  • Make room outside
    David Coleman of Oak Timber Structures explains why the inclusion of an oak gazebo in the garden can add major value to a property for the long term, and discusses the consideration to bear in mind. See page 39…
  • A home for life
    Mike Lord of Stiltz explains why more and more self-builders are choosing to include a ‘homelift’ in their projects. See page 45…

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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