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Eco-conscious self builders hit by high council tax

For years the government has encouraged us to create more homes and to construct them to a better standard – especially when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability. It’s a call self builders have taken to heart. Once we’ve leapt through the hoops and obtained the land and the right permissions, the houses we build tend to be of a much higher standard than mass-market properties, which are typically designed to scrape through the regulations while maximising the developer’s potential profit.

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The December edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project a success – including: • A unique modular home (page 20) • How to get basement extensions right (page 62) • 15 renovation ideas to add value and kerb appeal (page 66) • Will smart heating save you money? (page 73) • The latest woodburner trends and costs (page83) … and much more!