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January/February 2014


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POOLING RESOURCES When two generations of the Wilson family found neither could afford a self build, they did what families do – they pulled together to create a stunning home. By Mark Williams


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WHICH VENTILATION SYSTEM IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME? With today’s houses becoming more air tight, quality ventilation systems are even more important. What’s new on the market that satisfies energy efficiency requirements yet ensures good air quality for modern homes? Kevin Hippey, general manager Vortice Ltd, explores the options


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A BRIGHT IDEA There is now a complementary roof light for any project that will result in daylight, so which type should you consider? By Lee Green, technical director at Kloeber UK Ltd


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THE EVOLUTION OF THE SMART HOME Rob Sutherland, managing director of Inspired Dwellings, specialists in the design and installation of home technology, shows how smart homes are evolving


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SELF BUILDERS WARM TO THE IDEA OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING Any self build project will benefit from flexible electric underfloor heating. Jenny Smith, marketing services manager at Vent-Axia explains how advances in technology means electric underfloor heating is a choice that is set to grow in popularity


Air Conditioning & Ventilation .....26 - 29 Bathrooms & Showers ......................30 Building Products ............................30 Children’s Bedrooms .................10 - 11 Cladding & External Finishes .............31 Doors, Windows & Conservatories.........................31 - 34 Eco & Green Products ...............34 - 35 Ecobuild .................................22 - 26 Finance & Insurance ........................35 Fires & Fireplaces .....................35 - 42 Floors & Flooring.............................42 Folding & Sliding Doors.............43 - 45 Glass & Glazing.............................45 Groundworks, Drainage & Sewage Treatment...........................46 Heating & Renewable Energy .....46 - 51 Insulation.......................................51 Kitchens & Appliances...............50 - 51 Landscaping & Ground Reinforcement ..........................52 - 53 Lighting & Electrical .........................53 National Homebuilding & Renovating Show .....................39 - 41 National Selfbuild & Renovation Show..8 News ...........................................53 Outdoor Living.........................53 - 54 Pools & Spas..................................54 Rainwater Products ..........................56 Roof Lights...............................54 - 55 Smart Homes...........................57 - 59 Stairs & Staircases ....................59 - 60 Timber & Joinery.......................60 - 61 Underfloor Heating...................62 - 63 Water & Damp Proofing...................62


NATIONAL SELFBUILD & RENOVATION SHOW PREVIEW


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CHILDREN’S BEDROOM INTERIOR SHOWCASE


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ECOBUILD SHOW PREVIEW


NATIONAL HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW PREVIEW


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FOLDING & SLIDING DOORS SHOWCASE


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