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Latest Issue : Mar/Apr 2019

Welcome to the March/April 2019 issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

The Browns had never considered building their own home, but the chance to create a ‘Glasshouse’ with views of the Forth Bridge and Edinburgh Castle was too good to miss. Roseanne Field reports. See page 16…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Grand Designs Live Show Preview
    Grand Designs Live returns to London’s ExCeL from 4-12 May, offering expert advice, product launches and specialist exhibitors. See page 24…
  • Looking beneath the surface
    David Sherry from Dreadnought Tiles explains the importance of looking beyond the marketing when choosing traditional clay plain tiles. See page 35…
  • The lap of luxury
    Paul Bailey of Grohe UK offers tips to self-builders on how to add a luxurious feel to your bathroom, whether you’re working to a tight budget, or you are ready to ‘splash some cash.’ See page 39…
  • The building blocks of driveway success
    Lee Dunderdale of Bradstone spells out everything you need to know about block paving a drive, from planning, design and excavation through to the key aspects of installation, and finishing touches. See page 43…
  • Clearly beautiful
    Tanzeela Yasin of IQ Glass explains the aesthetic benefits of including frameless glass balustrades in your project, but also the safety considerations that you need to take into account. See page 49…

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 

It would be great to hear what you think about Selfbuilder & Homemaker. Should you have any ideas or suggestions for future editions then please email jparker(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)