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editor’s letter

For first timers, the idea of creating your own home from scratch can seem like a daunting, open-ended prospect full of risks, choices and potential slip-ups. How can you get planning permission for a design you like? What’s involved in setting up a site? How will you ever manage to oversee that many building trades all at once? If you’re picking up this edition of the mag with thoughts like those running through your mind, fear not – self building really doesn’t have to be a stress-inducing, ultra hands-on activity! In fact, the overwhelming majority of us lean heavily on the experts to deliver our dream homes, and one of the best ways to do that is to engage a design and build supplier.

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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!