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Homebuilding & Renovating

June 2019

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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editor’s letter

(IMAGE: COLIN BRIDGES) CLAIRE LLOYD has been a member of the Homebuilding & Renovating team for over a decade. She’s just completed her latest renovation Each spring we launch our annual awards scheme: The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. Our Awards scheme has been running almost as long as the magazine (Homebuilding & Renovating turns 30 next year!) and was first introduced to celebrate the achievements of self-builders and renovators across the UK… and continues to do so over two decades on.There are nine categories to enter, ranging from best eco home and best conversion, to best extension, plus if your project is chosen as our Home of the Year, you will win £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers. So, if you’ve recently completed a building project, we’d love…

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homebuilding & renovating

EDITORIAL Editor Claire Lloyd Associate Editor Natasha Brinsmead Assistant Editor Michelle Guy Features Editor Daisy Jeffery Chief Sub Editor Alison Wall Editorial Assistant Amy Reeves ART Head of Art Billy Peel Senior Art Editor Emily Smith Art Editor Karen Lawson MARKETING  Events Marketing Director Melanie Kay 01527 834452 Group Marketing Manager Eve Mulvaney 01527 834445 Group Marketing Manager Anjuman Tariq 01527 834493 Marketing Manager Hema Dhingra 01527 834483 Senior Marketing Executive Alicia Maragh 01527 834402 Senior Digital Marketing Executive Vicki Wilson-Lees 01527 834409 Marketing Executive Kerry Waite 01527 834445 ADVERTISING AND EXHIBITIONS SALES TEAMS  Group Media Director Mark Wright mark.wright@futurenet.com …

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a single story

When Sheila and Geoff McGaughey planned to build a new house in the pretty Surrey village where they had lived for many years, a bungalow was definitely not part of their wishlist. “We wanted a two-storey home in the style of a barn, but our plot stands in a conservation area and we were restricted to building a single storey,” explains Sheila. “At first we hated the idea of a bungalow, with its implications of disability and old age, but now we wouldn’t change a thing.”The couple moved to the village of Windlesham 53 years ago, raised a family and lived in three different properties. Then, when their three children had all left home, Sheila and Geoff purchased a plot in the same road with the idea of building…

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the floorplan

The single-storey house has been designed with two distinct wings connected by a central vaulted living room to form an H-shape. The kitchen/ breakfast room, utility and study/third bedroom are contained in one wing, with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room in the other. 1 Study 2 Dining room 3 Utility 4 Kitchen 5 Living room 6 Bedroom 7 Bathroom 8 Shower room 9 Bedroom THE BUILD The oak frame was crafted off site by Border Oak. It was brought to site to be erected and wrapped in SIPs (structural insulated panels). A membrane was then applied (below) before the cladding was installed. The roof has been finished in slate. BUILD COSTS …

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don’t move, improve…

The ‘don’t move, improve’ trend has never been more popular, with a fivefold increase in the number of homeowners choosing to invest in their existing property instead of finding a new house, according to insurance expert Hiscox.The same report has also found that among 18-34 year-olds who were able to climb onto the property ladder, more than one in four were choosing to invest in a property in need of renovation, rather than invest in a new home.The contemporary kitchen shown was supplied by Husk, a company who provide beautiful door fronts for off-the-shelf Ikea units — an ideal solution for homeowners looking for a unique kitchen while renovating on a budget.(www.madebyhusk.com)…

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a healthier home

Ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent and indoor air quality screening company Airtopia have teamed up to provide UK homeowners peace of mind regarding indoor air pollution. They’re offering air quality testing resulting in recommendations as to how homeowners can improve factors such as the humidity and mould levels in their home. The British Lung Foundation links indoor air pollution to increased risks of pneumonia, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and lung cancer, not to mention heart disease and strokes.The detailed report and laboratory test costs £299 and more information can be found at www.envirovent.com/healthcheck. Brits spend nearly £30billion a year on home improvements according to the Office for National Statistics BOOK OF THE MONTH A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS For homeowners who are looking to renovate…