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I did my first self-build in the late 1960s. Having seen the value of the finished bungalow double in 12 months, I embarked on another project, then another and so on. I’ve learnt more from tradesmen with each build, and I completed my last one single-handedly, apart from the kitchen and staircase, in 2002. That was to be my final scheme but an opportunity arose just down our lane that, despite now being in my 70s, was too good to miss.

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The December edition of Build It magazine is packed with practical advice and inspirational projects to help you make a success of your scheme, including: • A budget-friendly self-build home (page 20) • Underfloor heating vs radiators (page 69) • Getting lighting right (page 77) • 10 steps to self-build design success (page 81) • Does your plot have real potential? (page 96) … and more!