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Up-and-coming construction techniques

Looking for quicker build speeds, better efficiency or greater design flexibility for your project? Chris Bates looks at some of the systems challenging the status quo
Built with CLT, this 92m2 extension to a grade II listed barn comprises a large open plan kitchen/ diner and seating area, with utility/ WC and study attached. Designed by Adam Knibb Architects, it was erected on site in five days, ready for fitting out
JAMES MORRIS

Self-builders have a history of being early adopters, looking to maximise the potential of their bespoke homes – whether it’s with renewable heating systems, smart home technology or updated building techniques. Not every new idea takes hold, but some do: underfloor heating is now a staple; closed-panel framing is burgeoning in popularity for bespoke projects; and smart home technology is changing how we interact with our living spaces.

When it comes to construction systems, there are a number of new and developing options worthy of consideration for self-building and new works such as extensions. Here, we take a look at four innovative and unusual approaches that could suit your scheme.

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The August edition of Build It magazine brings you all the inspiration & practical advice you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget, including: • A stunning self-build on a countryside plot (page 20) • 10 way to maximise light and space (page 62) • 7 lightweight cladding options (page 67) • Find out whether triple glazing makes sense (page 79) • How to rewire a period property (page 119) • Discover how to find land with real potential (page 123) … and more!
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