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I am just over halfway through a renovation of an old mill and am living and breathing much of what I read in Build It. I write to congratulate Tim Doherty on his excellent feature in the December issue on hiring and working with carpenters. It’s a particularly clear, enlightening and useful piece. I was delighted to discover that he had outlined the costs for certain jobs and the number of days you can expect them to take. I think this sort of information makes a really useful guide for us self builders and renovators. Keep up the good work!

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Build It magazine’s January issue is packed with detailed practical advice & inspiring projects to help you create your dream home. Here’s a taster of what’s inside: • Stunning contemporary oak frame home (page 22) • Revealed: your new right to self build (page 62) • The best low-maintenance cladding options (page 69) • Running an air source heat pump (page 80) • Expert guide to gaining planning permission (page 94) • Designing the perfect extension (page 106) … and more!