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Homebuilding & Renovating

Homebuilding & Renovating November 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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Perhaps you’ve held off buying a renovation project, pushed back your plans to extend, or pressed pause on your ambitions to build your own home, in the hope that 31 October might bring some clarity as to what Brexit will mean for the UK in the short and medium term. At the point of writing, we’re still none the wiser as to whether Halloween will mark our departure from the EU. So perhaps, as a consequence, you’ve decided enough is enough; it’s time to get on with life and your plans to create an individual home. Or, conversely, maybe the political landscape doesn’t even factor in when it comes to your project. Either way, welcome — you’ve come to the right place. This month we’re launching two beginners’ guides: one for self-builders…

7 min.
house of the rising sun

HOMEOWNERS Alastair and Sally Campbell PROJECT Bungalow renovation and extension LOCATION Edinburgh HOUSE SIZE 260m2 BUILD ROUTE Main contractor BUILD TIMELINE June 2015 - May 2016 HOUSE COST £687,000 BUILD COST £454,336 VALUE Unknown When Sally and Alastair Campbell decided they wanted to move back to Edinburgh, having lived and worked abroad for many years, they bought a 1960s architect-designed bungalow that they were keen to transform. “We thought that the garden was terrific and the house was good in its day,” says Alastair. But, adds Sally: “When I initially saw it, my first thought was ‘how much of this can we knock down?’” A sustainable approach Uppermost in the thoughts of Sally, a lawyer who worked for an environmental trust, and Alastair, a visiting professor in bioethics, was being as environmentally conscious and responsible as possible in their approach to any…

1 min.
cost breakdown

PRELIMINARIES £26,000 BUILDING WORK £90,100 ROOFING WORK £22,859 WOODWORK INCLUDING ROOF TRUSSES £8,000* SLIDING DOORS £32,000* VELFAC WINDOWS AND DOORS £8,000* TOTAL WOODWORK £161,451 PLUMBING INSTALLATION £19,315 HEATING INSTALLATION £3,651 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION £13,463 FLOOR, WALL AND CEILING FINISHES £10,737 SPECIALIST INSULATION AND RENDER SYSTEM £35,255 PRIME COST AND ADDITIONAL SUMS INCLUDING KITCHEN £32,005 COSTS NOT PAID TO MAIN CONTRACTOR: DECORATION £6,500 GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP £20,000 SOLAR PANELS £8,000 UNDERFLOOR HEATING £5,000 TOTAL £454,336…

1 min.
suppliers

ARCHITECT Konishi Gaffney Architects: www.konishigaffney.com ENGINEERS Burnt Siena Structures: www.burntsienastructures.co.uk QUANTITY SURVEYOR McLeod & Aitken: www.mcleod-aitken.com MAIN CONTRACTOR Gloss Projects: www.glossprojects.co.uk RENEWABLES CONSULTANT AND SUPPLIER East Coast Eco Systems: www.eastcoastecosystems.co.uk FLOORING Porcelain Plus: www.porcelainplus.co.uk; Kahrs: www.kahrs.com FRAMELESS GLAZING Mark Smith Glazing: www.marksmithglazing.com BEDROOM WINDOWS Velfac: www.velfac.co.uk KITCHEN SUPPLIER Blair & Patterson: www.blairandpatterson.co.uk INTERNAL DOORS Howdens: www.howdens.com BESPOKE STEEL SURROUND TO WOOD BURNING STOVE J Sailer Fabrications: www.johannessailer.com LANDSCAPING (FRONT GARDEN AND WATER FEATURE) Water Gems: www.watergems.co.uk…

1 min.
right to build day approaches

Right to Build Day on 30 October 2019 is nearing — meaning the 336 planning authorities in England must show that they can meet the demand for custom and self-build opportunities in their area. Right to Build Day marks the close of the first three-year base period for the registers, and comes with a duty for councils to supply sufficient plots for those who registered between 1 April and 30 October 2016. Councils do not have to provide plots themselves, but they have to ensure enough plots are being brought forward to the market in order to match demand on this first round of registers. A total of 18,000 people signed up to the self-build and custom build registers between 1 April and 30 October 2016, during the first partial year of…

3 min.
self-build & renovation

CALLING ALL SELF-BUILDERS The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) is conducting a VAT survey to find out how many people are self-building in the UK each year. NaCSBA is encouraging anyone who has completed a self-build, custom build or conversion project before the beginning of 2019 to complete a short online (and anonymous) survey. The data will help strengthen NaCSBA’s campaign to make custom and self-build a more accessible and mainstream choice. NaCSBA will use this knowledge to lobby the government for change.“The more people that are building, the more opportunities will come to the market,” says a NaCSBA spokesperson. For more, go to www.homebuilding.co.uk/nacsba-to-conduct-vat-survey. STARTER HOME SOLUTIONS Typically a ‘starter home’ for young families or couples, the building rate of traditional two-up, two-down homes has halved in the last 20…