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Latest Issue : Issue 02 – 2020

Welcome to Issue 02 of Selfbuilder & Homemaker.

Case studies in this issue include:

  • A family affair
    Many parents would feel sceptical about letting their offspring design their future home. But for one couple in Liverpool, handing over the reins to their architect daughter turned out to be the best decision they made. See page 14…
  • Recycled retreat
    Almost everything was recycled or reinvented in Sally and John Medforth’s rustic rural retreat, which included a transformed pig shed. See page 26…
  • Daring to be different
    Ex-headteacher Joan Morters opted for a timber-built passive house system and a roof shaped like butterfly wings for her retirement home. See page 38…
  • Reclaiming control
    Rob Lea had always wanted to design and build his own home, and convert an old barn, so when the opportunity came to do both – using reclaimed materials – he jumped at the chance. See page 50…

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Get wise on insurance options
    Self-Build Zone discusses the different types of insurance available for self-build and renovation projects, from builders and site insurance to warranties, and explains why knowledge is so crucial. See page 25…
  • Make windows a safe bet
    Amy Blount of Reynaers at Home looks at the key considerations when specifying windows for your build – including security as well as material choices and installation. See page 49…
  • Right as rain
    Sally Moores of Yeoman Rainguard outlines the choices of metal rainwater system available to self-builders, and how to decide which is best for your project. See page 57…
  • The climate challenge
    Paddy Leighton of Icynene UK explains how new high performance insulation systems can contribute towards combatting climate change. See page 59…
  • Contemporary kitchens
    With new kitchen trends continuously emerging, Wren Kitchens’ Darren Watts reveals his top 10 trends for 2020. See page 61…
  • Bound to be a success
    James Newton of Sureset explains why a resin-bound driveway could be the perfect choice for your build, whether your priority is something with kerb appeal or practical features. See page 65…

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