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march/april 2017


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NEW BEGINNINGS James Parker visits a self-builder who came through a personal bereavement to complete her beautiful timber-framed home in Cambridgeshire


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SUSTAINABLE LUXURY With the demand for sustainable products increasing and the desire for luxury still prevailing, Marc Howlett of William Holland asks if the two can co-exist


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INVEST IN THE FUTURE Arada Stoves’ Jon Butterworth explains why stoves are becoming greener than ever and what it means for you and your build


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THE SOFT/HARD DEBATE Choosing your flooring is undoubtedly one of the most important elements of a self-build – but should you go for carpet or hard flooring? Selfbuilder & Homemaker’s Roseanne Field weighs up the pros and cons


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STANDING THE TEST OF TIME Richard Bishop of Wienerberger looks at how roof tile innovation is emulating classic design using modern materials to enable self-builders to find the ideal option for their project


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WHAT LIES BENEATH Extra space is something that many home owners desire but often that means adding a conservatory or a loft conversion. David Symes of Delta Membrane Systems looks at the basement alternative


Bathrooms & Wetrooms ...............27-29 Building Products & Services .............13 Cladding & External Facades ............30 Doors, Windows & Conservatories........................30-32 Fires & Fireplaces .......................33-35 Floors & Floor Coverings..............36-38 Heating & Renewable Energy............39 Kitchens & Appliances.................39-40 Landscaping & External Finishes.........40 Plant, Tools & Equipment...................41 Pools & Spas..................................40 Rainwater Products ..........................41 Roofing ....................................41-43 Stairs, Balustrades & Balconies ..........44 Water & Damp Proofing ..............48-49


4 INDUSTRY NEWS


DINING ROOMS INTERIOR SHOWCASE


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GRAND DESIGNS LIVE (LONDON) SHOW PREVIEW


SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS SHOWCASE


TIMBER & JOINERY SHOWCASE CLASSIFIED & DIRECTORY ASK THE EXPERT PRODUCT FOCUS


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