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INDUSTRY NEWS


selfbuilder +homemaker


PUBLISHER Lesley Mayo


MANAGING EDITOR James Parker


ASSISTANT EDITOR Roseanne Field


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ADVERTISING & DIARY SCOTTISH HOME SHOW 29 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER, ABERDEEN


Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Home Show promises to be bigger and better than ever before. The show is split into a variety of sections including the Self-Build Zone and Home Technology and Innovation Zone. TV personality Tommy Walsh will also be there to answer any home improvement questions. www.scottishhomeshow.com


THE BIG GREEN HOME SHOW


6 - 8 OCTOBER, SWINDON The Big Green Home Show takes place at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre. The show is designed for visitors to gain inspiration and knowledge for their project, be it a new build, major renovation or even just an extension. Over 200 exhibitors will feature at the show, as well as live demonstrations, guided tours and expert advice. www.nsbrc.co.uk/the-big-green-home-show


PLANNING | FINANCE | DESIGN | CONSTRUCTION | PRODUCTS | INTERIORS


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of old and new An extension provides a clear sense of style in Penzance


Home styling


Creating the perfect home office for your self-build


Cornish drama


The Aylmer family creates a dramatic dream home on the north Cornwall coast


Cover image © Glasspace See page 9


4 SEP/OCT 2017 PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE


14 OCTOBER, SWINDON The NSBRC’s project management course covers everything first-time self-builders need to know about ‘taking charge on their project – from budgeting and insurance’ to health and safety and snagging. The one day course costs £150 per person and can be booked via the NSBRC website. www.nsbrc.co.uk/project-management-course


CORNWALL HOME IMPROVEMENT & SELF BUILD SHOW


7 - 8 OCTOBER, WADEBRIDGE The Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show brings together over 100 of the region’s home products and services. The event hosts an array of exhibitors and an extensive seminar programme covers everything from ICF and renewable heating to solar PV and tips on how to save space. www.cornwallselfbuildshow.co.uk


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his month we feature two self-build projects which vividly illustrate the rich variety which is present in schemes across the UK.


Our case study (on page 22) is a fairly extraordinary black-painted house sitting on a Cornish clifftop, which may not look conventional but gains amazing views of its scenic surroundings thanks to some big windows. It’s an example of what self-builders can do if they have an unrestrained sense of fun combined with a fairly hefty budget. You have to admit that providing one of your kids with a Narnia-style wardrobe with fake fur


coats that actually leads into another room is pretty cool!


The contrast with the extension to a Victorian dwelling which is the subject of our Secrets of Success (page 29) is quite dramatic on the surface, with this being a typical constrained urban site. However the key design aspiration, of bringing as much light in as possible, was similar for both projects. Beri and Julie Cheetham’s story shows how successful refurbishment often comes from a combination of choosing the right architect and using your initiative to preserve attractive aspects of the existing building – and help a modern addition settle in. We hope you enjoy the issue!


James Parker


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HOT TIPS FOR HEAT PUMPS


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Our expert on air source heat pumps Max Halliwell answers some frequently asked questions from self-builders


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