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Energy saving feature…

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Sun tunnel

Determined to build an energy-efficient dwelling and keep utility bills low, Phil looked for alternatives to bring light into the windowless bathrooms. He installed Velux sun tunnels in the east facing part of the roof to make the most of the sunshine. During the daylight hours, the ducts channel natural brightness into the rooms, meaning Phil has no need to turn on any lamps. The tubes off er an eff ortless change in atmosphere as they cast back variations in weather and clouds. Even moonlight can be reflected through them.

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Build It magazine's new August 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Cover house - a characterful oak self build home on a garden plot - Design & build special: the companies who can take the stress out of your project - Wow-factor extensions that add space, light & value - Are heat pumps worth the money? - Why you should invest in rooflights - Create a summer-ready outdoor living space ... and more!