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PLANNING Mike Dade is a land and planning specialist. He is a contributing editor of Build It, a plot hunting expert and author of books on planning and plot issues. He is one half of Speer Dade consultants (www.speerdade.co.uk).
SUSTAINABILITY Nigel Griffiths is director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (www.stbauk.org) and a consultant working mainly on energy efficiency policy and evaluation. He is the author of the Haynes Eco House Manual.
CONSERVATION Alan Tierney is a historic building consultant and conservation specialist. He runs Picketts Historic Building Conservation (www.pickettsconservation.co.uk), which offers hands-on advice to period property owners.
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Build It
March 2018
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REGULARS
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PROJECT OF THE MONTH
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Interiors notebook
It’s never too early to start looking for the finishing touches for your self-build
Your views:
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10 ways a visit to Build It Live can help make your dream home happen
The year’s most inspiring self-build and renovation shows kick off in February with two information-packed exhibitions, in the South East and North West. Build It editor Chris Bates highlights 10 reasons you can’t afford to miss out
Self-build mortgages
Looking for funding for your self-build project? Each month we round up the best deals from leading lenders – and update you on what you need to know about securing the right finance
Two plots with one planning permission
George Hampson has found an ideal site that comes with permission to build his dream home – but an adjacent property is tied into the consent. Mike Dade takes a closer look at this complicated planning situation
Land FOR SALE
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Focus on:
We talk to Older Women’s CoHousing (OWCH) member Maria Brenton about the group’s journey to custom-build a dream home for their community. The result, New Ground in Barnet, won Best Group Self-Build Project at the Build It Awards 2017
READERS’ HOMES
No surprises
With busy lives and full-time jobs, Andrew and Nicola Orr opted for a turnkey package for the delivery of their new-build farmhouse in Kinross-shire. The stress-free project has given them an enviable rural home
Hands on approach
Dan and Miriam Nethercott have modernised their 19th-century home with a new extension and by reconfiguring the traditional layout
Eco excellence
A sustainable design and build resulted in a high-performing, award-winning Passivhaus home for Paul and Belinda Wilson
Living the good life
Seeking a change of lifestyle, Jon and Angela Thompson traded in their house in the London suburbs for a dramatic renovation and extension project in rural Kent
Road to success
John and Donna Scarff enjoyed virtually every moment of their new-build bungalow project, tailoring the design to suit their requirements exactly – from a basement gym to a whole-house music system
RENOVATION & BUILDING
WHAT CAN YOU BUILD FOR YOUR budget?
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Design details: garden lighting
Good illumination of your home’s exterior spaces can add appeal to your scheme. Sofia Delgado explores why thorough planning is key to achieving a stunning look
DESIGNING AN OAK FRAME HOME
Emyr Davis, design director at Welsh Oak Frame, takes a closer look at how to get the details right
10 reasons ICF makes sense for self-builders
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Matt Higgs reveals what you need to know to specify fenestration that complies with the latest regulations and meets your expectations
Beginner’s guide to garage conversions
Transforming a redundant garage into living accommodation could be the cheapest and easiest route to adding valuable extra space to your home. Chris Bates looks at how to make a success of your project
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INTEGRATED WINDOW BLINDS
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Essential guide to bathroom design
Whatever style you’re looking to achieve, Rebecca Foster summarises the key considerations when planning this zone of the house
EXPERT HELP
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Who’s the right person to design your new home? Mike Hardwick helps you choose the best route for your project
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House design in a conservation area
Getting permission to build in a protected area can often seem more difficult and costly compared to a location without special controls. Architect Julian Owen discusses how to boost your chances of planning success
The benefits of offsite manufacture
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PLANNING ESSENTIALS LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT C ERTIFICATES
If you want certainty on whether your proposed scheme – or a past project – is sanctioned under the planning rules, then an LDC could be the best option. Mike Dade reveals what’s involved
Designing a sunroom extension
This kind of glazed addition will bring more space, warmth and daylight into your home. Architect Opinder Liddar discusses how to get the best results for your family
INSULATING a period home
Heritage properties don’t always offer the warmest living environment – but with the right approach, they can be made cosy and efficient without detracting from their character, says Alan Tierney