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Homebuilding & Renovating

November 2020

Homebuilding & Renovating is the UK's number-one magazine for home extenders and self-builders. From build costs, planning permission, hiring builders, to project managing subcontractors and step-by-step DIY guides, each issue is packed with the best expert advice to help you deliver your project on time and within budget. You'll also find inspiring case studies of completed projects, and all the design ideas and inspiration you need to create your dream home. Whether you're renovating and extending an existing property, or building a new home, Homebuilding & Renovating magazine is your essential project companion.

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2 min.
editor’s letter

This issue we’re celebrating a rather special milestone — Homebuilding & Renovating’s 30th anniversary. It’s amazing how much the world – including our relationship with our homes – has changed in the last six months, let alone in the last three decades. In this special issue, we’re reflecting on how self-build and renovation has evolved and come of age in the UK since 1990, starting over on page 86. Homebuilding & Renovating was founded with the aim of imparting wisdom to anyone creating an individual home (in fact, this publication was originally called Individual Homes), and this has remained at the core of what we do across these pages, at our exhibitions, and on our website. It’s been a real privilege to be a part of your build journeys over the years,…

1 min.
the team...

MICHELLE GUY is Assistant Editor. She is an experienced homes journalist, and has just completed her kitchen renovation. She’s currently lining up trades to decorate the next room on the reno hit list! AMY REEVES is Editorial Assistant and the writer behind many of our readers’ homes features. Amy is in the process of buying a renovation project — a ‘mature’ property in much need of some TLC. KAREN LAWSON is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Art Editor, and has been designing magazines for over 20 years. She has a particular passion for interior design and architecture. JACOB BARLOW is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Production Editor. A self-confessed eco worrier, Jacob is interested in sustainability, and the steps we can take to make our homes greener. JACK WOODFIELD News Editor Jack has renovated his current home and garden. To receive all the…

1 min.
meet this month’s experts...

MARK STEVENSON Mark Stevenson is a self-build expert, MD of Potton & Kingspan Timber Solutions Ltd, and Chairman of the Structural Timber Association. LAURA JANE CLARK is an architect and founder of Lamp Architects and Siren Sister. She currently appears on BB2’s Your Home Made Perfect. IAN ROCK Chartered surveyor Ian Rock MRICS is the author of eight popular Haynes House Manuals, and is a director of www.rightsurvey.co.uk. ALLAN CORFIELD Allan runs Allan Corfield Architects, which he set up in 2009. He is an expert in designing high-performing, energy-efficient homes. ANDY STEVENS Andy is an award-winning master builder and MD of Eclipse Property Solutions. He’s also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. REBECCA FOSTER Rebecca is an experienced homes and interiors journalist. Read her guide to converting and extending a basement on page 75. DAVID HILTON David is an expert in…

1 min.
spotlight on...

“For my husband and I, renovating houses has been about more than trying to make a profit — I just can’t imagine moving straight into something and not putting my own mark on it, tailoring it to fit our family. Our most recent renovation, the complete gutting and extension of a late Victorian cottage, took us five years and we did almost all the work ourselves, at weekends and in the evenings. I have to say, we massively underestimated what we had taken on and living in the place with two pre-school children was pretty dismal at times. That said, I’d do it all again to get the home we now have. Funnily enough though, this 30th year of Homebuilding & Renovating finds us on the hunt for another project — whether…

1 min.
going up

Homeowners looking to extend upwards by up to two storeys can now do so using Permitted Development, providing prior approval is obtained first. WHAT’S CHANGED? The new rules came into effect in September. Four new Permitted Development rights (Classes AA, AB, AC and AD) have been created to allow homeowners of detached, semidetached or terraced houses to extend upwards, providing all additional storeys are built on the principal part of the home. Single-storey homes can be extended upwards by one storey. Importantly, the government has confirmed that prior approval will be required before development can begin to ensure that neighbours have the right to reject. Once prior approval has been granted, the work must be completed within three years. WHY NOW? Housing secretary Robert Jenrick pledged to shake-up the planning system earlier this year…

2 min.
self-build & renovation

SELF-BUILD ON THE RISE 11,420 individuals signed up to register their interest in a self or custom build plot with Right to Build prior to the year ending October 2019, the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) reports. This is a 5% increase of sign-ups compared to the previous year. Architect fined £2,000 for poor advice A London architect has been fined £2,000 by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for giving poor planning advice and causing undue delay on an extension project. Toyin Adetola Oduse, an architect with SE2 Creative Ltd, was ruled to have failed to warn a client when they needed planning permission, which led to a series of delays during the project, most notably from December 2017 to October 2019. The ARB’s professional conduct committee (PCC) issued Mr Oduse…