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PRODUCT FEATURES


30 Time to upgrade your


waste management


Revised regulations in England for septic tanks discharging to watercourses will be introduced in 2020. Andrew Baird of wastewater specialist WPL explains how this will affect self-builders and homeowners with onsite treatment


39 Breathe easy


CASE STUDY


16 A juggling act


Despite working as long-haul flight attendants and running their own business, Nick Housley and partner took on the challenge of turning their Sussex bungalow into a ‘des res’. Roseanne Field reports


REGULARS 4


News 10


Interior Inspiration: Home offices


13


Ask the Expert: Safety first with bathroom products


22 Secrets of Success:


A warm front in Perthshire


24


Ecobuild Show Preview


january/february 2018


Phil Harrison of EnviroVent offers advice on the best ways to achieve optimum ventilation and energy efficiency when upgrading the home or undertaking a self-build


PRODUCTS


45 Getting under


your feet


26 Product Focus


27


The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show Preview


33


Bi-Folding & Sliding Doors Showcase


48 Home Styling:


How to get the right wallpaper look


59


Classified & Directory


The considerable benefits of underfloor heating are now widely understood but should you install a wet or electric system? Gaia Climate Solutions’ Steven Rooney weighs up the options


51 Finding the


right radiator


Choosing radiators might sound like an easy job, but with a ever-increasing number of options available it’s not as simple as it seems. Simon Morris of The Radiator Company offers his advice


57 Be smart, save


energy


Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes discusses how using smart home technology can save energy in your self-build


SITE PREPARATION


Building Products & Services 28 Groundworks & Sewage Treatment


BUILDING FABRIC


& EXTERIORS Air Conditioning & Ventilation


Bi-folding & Sliding Doors


Doors, Windows & Conservatories Heating &


Renewable Energy Insulation Roofing


Timber & Joinery Underfloor Heating


39 33 31


37 31 38 41 43


FIXTURES & FINISHES


Bathrooms & Wetrooms 53 Coatings, Sealants & Paints 50 Fires & Fireplaces


50


Floors & Floor Coverings 47 Kitchens & Appliances


55


Landscaping & External Finishes Radiators


54 51


Smart Home Technology 56 Stairs, Balustrades & Balconies


53 www.sbhonline.co.uk 3 29


CONTENTS JAN/FEB 2018


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