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Homebuilding & Renovating

Homebuilding & Renovating

February 2021

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
Язык:
English
Издатель:
Future Publishing Ltd
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Monthly
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editor's letter

“We want to be ‘in’ by Christmas,” is a phrase we often hear on the Homebuilding team when talking to readers about their projects. This goal can certainly help drive forward a building project — visions of cooking the turkey in a new kitchen extension, or putting up the tree in your newly built home, can keep morale up when living through a building project begins to get you down. However, the flip-side is that too many of us have the same idea and we find ourselves jostling for trades or rushing our projects towards the end of the year. I should have known better, perhaps, but I too have found myself working to this deadline — hurtling along to ensure I have at least one ‘good room’ in which to…

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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! NATASHA BRINSMEAD is Associate Editor and has worked for the title for nearly 20 years. She’s recently finished renovating and extending her Edwardian home on a DIY basis. 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 latest self-build…

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meet this month’s experts...

MICHAEL HOLMES Michael is Head of Content, and one of the UK’s leading property experts. He also chairs the National Custom and Self Build Association. ALLAN CORFIELD Allan runs Allan Corfield Architects, which he set up in 2009. He is an expert in designing high-performing, energy-efficient homes. NIMI ATTANAYAKE Architect Nimi Attanayake is co-founder of nimtim architects. She provides her advice on project managing an extension on page 129. TARA GBOLADE is a Passivhaus designer and co-founder of architectural practice Gbolade Design Studio and won the RIBA Rising Star Award in 2018. ANDY STEVENS Andy is an award-winning builder, broadcaster, and ambassador for Volunteer It Yourself. Find him at www.eclipseproperty consultants.co.uk. DAVID HILTON David is an expert in sustainable building and energy efficiency and a director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He has over 35 years’ experience. IAN ROCK Chartered surveyor Ian Rock…

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spotlight on...

Amy Reeves is Editorial Assistant and the writer behind many of our readers’ homes features. She recently started renovating a ‘mature’ property… “My partner and I recently moved into a detached 50s house in Shropshire. To say it is not to everyone’s taste is potentially an understatement, as many friends and family get a certain look on their faces as we eagerly show off the 70s turquiose bathroom suite and the imposing red brick/black mortar fireplace – complete with beaten copper hood – but we are loving living here. As I’m sure many in this parish can attest, organising trades at the moment has been a bit of a nightmare and I’m quickly learning the incredible value of a good recommendation when you’re new to an area as we are, but it’s…

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a happy home

The survey from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) sought to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on homeowners and how this has affected the way we live and work at home. Almost half the surveyed homeowners (40%) said they plan to include environment-enhancing design features like increased natural daylight, energy efficiency and better soundproofing. Many more will be extending to add space (20%); creating a home office (17%); or renovating with a view to more open-plan living (14%).…

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self-build & renovation

One in three wants to self-build One in three people are interested in designing and building their own home, but for many the lack of finance is putting their dreams on hold, according to research carried out by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA). A keen 9% are seriously considering a self-build — nearly double the amount of homes that are custom or self-built each year. The demographic most likely to say they want to self-build is 18-24 year-olds, with nearly half that group interested, and across all age groups building in energy efficiency and future-proofing are seen as key reasons for taking the self-build route. 66% of UK adults agree that lots of natural light is essential to creating their ‘perfect home’, according to new research by Pilkington UK. Nearly…