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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > August 2018 > Second time lucky

Second time lucky

Andrew Laing and June Russell drew on their first self build experience to create a luxury contemporary home on a highly challenging plot, not far from the centre of Edinburgh

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The large openplan living area has been cleverly zoned into ‘rooms’ by the strategic placement of furniture, a partition wall and a stunning steel helical staircase


NAMES Andrew Laing & June Russell

OCCUPATIONS Bridal shop owner & retired police officer

LOCATION Edinburgh


STYLE Contemporary


Timber frame with double-skin blockwork


Architect & self-project-managed

PLOT SIZE 1,071m2

LAND COST £180,000

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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!