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Latest Issue : Jul/Aug 2021

Welcome to the July/August issue of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • Up, up and away
    When the daily commute became too much for a busy pair of air industry entrepreneurs in west Scotland, they came up with a way to avoid it completely: build a house on their airfield! See page 20…
  • Victorian values brought up to date
    A family in London found the ideal Victorian property for a renovation project that would provide the space they needed – though it needed a major overhaul to the layout, plus some contemporary touches of their own. See page 36…
  • Master of Arts & Crafts
    Thanks to years of experience in the construction industry, Howard Vaughan knew exactly how to transform a rundown Arts & Crafts house into a polished gem for his family to enjoy. See page 52…
  • First time lucky
    Presented with the opportunity to do a self-build in his East Grinstead home’s garden, Tim Lamont found it impossible to resist, and he enjoyed it so much he’s already planning the next instalment. See page 62…
  • Triumph and tragedy in Cornwall
    Renovating a centuries-old collection of buildings into a family home became a labour of love for a mum and her young son looking to leave London behind for Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. See page 76…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Action stations
    If you’re building a dream home away from it all in a beautiful countryside location, it may mean no access to the mains sewer; Dan Berry from Harlequin Manufacturing explains why packaged pump stations are a simple answer. See page 33…
  • Here’s one they made earlier
    Potton MD Mark Stevenson explains how the evolution of ‘prefab’ or ‘flatpack’ methods of self-building means the assumption they prevent customisation is now outdated. See page 45…
  • The home front
    What will you choose for your dream home’s facade? Lisa Grosse of Cedral explains why fibre cement cladding makes a great choice, for both practical reasons and the aesthetic ‘wow’ factor. See page 49…
  • Stepping it up
    Katie Chown of Spiral UK has researched the latest trends in staircase design, and proposes some fresh ideas for your selfbuild project. See page 73…

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