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When Lou and Shaun Renwick came into an inheritance, they were keen to invest it wisely. Rather than taking the easy option, they chose instead to purchase a historic – and completely dilapidated – farm on the edge of the famous Cragside estate.

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Build It
February 2019
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Welcome
We are tantalisingly close to going on site with Build
REGULARS
Inspiration
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interiors notebook
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Self build & custom build mortgages
Looking to fund your bespoke home project? Each month we round up the best deals from leading lenders and update you on what you need to know to secure the right finance
Ask the EXPERTS
Essential advice on your problems with building, budgeting, DIY & planning from the most experienced names in the self-build industry
READERS’ HOMES
A rural retirement
Richard and Madeleine Harman took a DIY approach to designing and building a beautiful chalet-style home to relax and unwind in
Ocean INSPIRATION
Mark and Clare Flower seized the opportunity to create a stunning pair of properties overlooking the Taw-Torridge Estuary in North Devon
The Remake
With no room to extend, Ronnie Southerton knocked through into her garage instead. This was just one part of a comprehensive remodelling of her late-60s townhouse to maximise use of the space, and satisfy her love of clean-lined, simple design
Scandi-chic cottage
The Hemingways faced strict planning guidelines for the look of their new self build home, but have achieved the contemporary open-plan style they were after
RENOVATION & BUILDING
Part 3 Mapping out the project
As we get closer to finalising the technical design, we need to make core specification decisions and appoint the key partners who will deliver the superstructure of the Build It Education House. Chris Bates looks at what’s involved
HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT smart home security system
Feel confident that you’ve picked the best solution for protecting your property with Charley Ward’s guide to smart home security
DESIGNING a timber frame home
Find out what you need to know to commission a successful scheme for your timber frame self build
Build cost basics: Guide to rainwater goods prices
The Build It Estimating Service’s Adrian Wild compares the upfront and lifespan costs of fitting diff erent types of guttering for your home building project
Build a better lifestyle
Creating a new home from scratch can bring a whole host of benefits for your household. Emily Smith highlights the top 10 ways it could change your day-to-day life
AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP FAQs
This renewable tech takes warmth from the air and repurposes it for space heating. But is it the right option for your project? Our expert Q&A goes beyond the basics to answer the in-depth questions you really want to ask
EXPERT HELP
Could an architect save me money?
Julian Owen explains how a registered design professional can add value to your project and potentially help you save cash
15 common things self builders & renovators forget to do
Project management expert Mike Hardwick takes a look at some of the pitfalls that are all-too-easy to fall into – and how you can avoid them
Renovating old floors
Find out how to get the best results for your period home with Alan Tierney’s advice on repairing and replacing cold, damp and unappealing floors
Drawing up contracts
When you employ people to work on your project, it’s wise to put the agreement in writing so that everyone knows what’s involved. Here Tim Doherty takes a closer look at what to include in a contract
BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO finding land
The first step in your self build journey is tracking down a viable building site. Keep yourself ahead of the competition with Build It’s top plot hunting tips
Land FOR SALE
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RIPE WITH POTENTIAL
Could this charming semi-detached off er the new home this couple are looking for? Mike Dade takes a closer look
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We have a chat with sustainability expert Nigel Griffiths about his role at the Build It Live shows and our new Heating Advice Clinic for 2019