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We have been reading Build It magazine for several months and are finding it very interesting and useful for our upcoming project. My husband John and I are just about to embark on a scheme, along with our son, and are expecting to submit plans within the next few weeks. We hope to renovate and extend a 1950s house near Colchester in Essex, aspiring to as high a level of insulation and airtightness as we can achieve. Other sustainable features include solar panels and rainwater harvesting, while an electric car will complete our new lifestyle. It is a modest development compared to many, but a once in a lifetime experience for us.

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The July edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make a success of your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project – including: • A modern eco home built for just £77,000 (page 44) • Top flooring options (page 65) • Solar PV & battery storage (page 68) • Sliding doors vs bifolds (page 73) • 10 top tips for self builders (page 101) • Design ideas for awkward plots (page 110) … and more!