Home & Garden
Homebuilding & Renovating

Homebuilding & Renovating August 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
Read More
SPECIAL: Save 40% on your subscription!
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
visit our virtual show!

Attend the Homebuilding & Renovating Summer Show, 24 – 25th July, from home! We know that it’s important to get the expert advice and inspiration you need for your home project, so we’re transforming the live show you know and love into a virtual event. The event will be hosted online for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home and will provide all the expert advice, inspiring sessions and access to the products and services you’ll need to make your dreams a reality. We hope that it will be even easier for you to enjoy our show, with no travel, risk or cost. REGISTER FREE AT homebuildingshow.vfairs.com IMAGE: JEREMY PHILLIPS; COVER IMAGE: MARK WELSH C/O OAKWRIGHTS…

2 min.
editor’s letter

Regardless of whether you’re in the early planning stages or in the middle of your build, it’s likely that the pandemic has had an impact on your project in some way. For many, sourcing materials and navigating safe working practices on site might have proved challenging to say the least. For others, the hiatus may have provided an opportunity to pause, reflect, and to research and plan. While it can be difficult to predict with any certainty what the next couple of months will bring, we have tasked Homebuilding & Renovating expert and experienced project manager, Bob Branscombe, to advise on how the pandemic is likely to continue to impact our builds in the short-term, and offer his guidance on how best to get your project back on track (page…

1 min.
the brand

Meet our experts and attend seminars and masterclasses on an array of building topics at our eight shows across the UK (www.homebuildingshow.co.uk). Keep up to date with daily highlights on social media, discuss topics and discover events. Search for homebuildingandrenovating. Never miss a thing with our regular posts showcasing everything from bathroom design to planning advice (@myhomebuilding). Send us your questions, comments and suggestions via email to homebuilding@ futurenet.com Our website is bursting with expert renovation, extension and self-build advice, and design ideas (www.homebuilding.co.uk). Watch videos of completed projects, ‘how tos’ and more. Search for Homebuilding & Renovating. Be inspired by beautiful photography of completed projects and our favourite house trends (@myhomebuilding). Pin your favourite shots from our featured projects. Search Homebuilding & Renovating. On the hunt for your next project? Plotfinder is a great way to discover…

7 min.
life in the village

Having lived happily in their 300-year-old cottage for 14 years, Dick and Sue Maaz weren’t looking to build a new home. However, when the old village hall down the road was due to be demolished and rebuilt elsewhere, and the plot came up for sale, the prospect of building their perfect home was too good an opportunity to miss so they threw their hat into the ring. “Dick has always dreamed about building an oak house so when the opportunity came up he managed to convince me to go for it,” smiles Sue. “The village hall was basically just an old wooden hut which had blackberry briars so thick over the windows no one thought to take stock of the views,” begins Dick. “When we knew it was going to come up…

1 min.

Legal Fees £1,860 Treecare £1,400 Insurance £3,345.31 Plumbing £40,765.59 Design, frame, encapsulation system and face glazing £179,967.66 Groundwork and landscaping £47,719 Plastering and screed £21,875 Planning, SAP etc £3,040 Woodburner £1,590 Kitchen £24,155 Joinery and window fitting £10,860.50 Internal doors, skirting etc £3,343.20 Scaffolding £3,950 Garage door £2,251.44 Building material £51,616.53 Windows, doors and stairs £28,805.41 Flooring £7,880.14 Roof £13,901.19 Solar system £5,240 Stonework, chimneys and brickwork £16,017.09 Electrical works £13,028.32 Sundries £9,000 Total £491,611.38…

1 min.
key suppliers

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, OAK FRAME, ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM AND FACE GLAZING Oakwrights: www.oakwrights.co.uk STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Daniel Baxter: 01295 670485 PLANNING CONSULTANT, CONTRACT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT Sheldon Bosley Knight Ltd: www.sheldonbosleyknight.co.uk GROUNDWORK AND LANDSCAPING K A Perkins Plant Hire: 01608 686189 BUILDERS AND CARPENTRY S J Plank Builders: 07770 303870; JJ Bennett Builders: 07976 744730 WINDOWS, DOORS AND STAIRCASE Byng Joinery: www.byngjoinery.co.uk KITCHEN Four Corners: www.four-corners.co.uk BATHROOMS, UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND ALL OTHER FLOORING Feldon Flooring: www.feldonflooring.com;R Randerson Carpets: www.rayranderson.co.uk ELECTRICS, SECURITY SYSTEM AND LIGHTING MKM Electrical Engineering Contractors: 01608662795 PLUMBING SUPPLIES Shipston Bathrooms: www.shipstonbathrooms.co.uk…