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Roofs: repair or replace?

On this like-for-like replacement roof project on a Victorian rectory, a number of the original tiles were salvageable. New heritage-style units from Dreadnought Tiles were selected for the main covering, and the usable originals repurposed on the small roof above the bay window
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About Build It

The latest issue of Build It, Britian's first magazine for self builders and renovators, is packed full of practical advice, inspiring readers' homes and expert guidance on everything from planning and design through to budgets and specificying materials. In the June 2019 edition: - Build It's Self Build Education House: We're building next door to Grand Designs The Street! - Complete guide to planning success - Cost-saving secrets for home renovations - Extension cost guide - Roofs: Repair or replace - Building an oak home ... and much more!

Other Articles in this Issue


Build It
If you’ve not yet seen Grand Designs: The Street… where
REGULARS
Tucked away behind a London brick wall with a concealed
This once-derelict chapel has been transformed into
Have you been keeping up with the goings on at Graven
Despite experts recommending a screen-free environment
Lack of available plots remains a key issue in some
New legislation for environmentally friendly homes is well-meaning but misguided
Tapping into the industrial trend, these high-quality
Great shopping ideas for your custom home project
3 ProRend Colourtex silicone render, £15-£20 per m2
Inside/outside living is set to become a major trend for 2019. This selection of versatile products will help to blur the lines between your home’s internal and external areas, just in time for summer
Whether you’re planning a self build project, renovating an existing home or extending to add space and value, here are 10 key reasons you can’t afford to miss the upcoming Build It Live show at Bicester on 8th & 9th June
12 Issues delivered to you for just £24*
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
Essential advice on your problems with building, budgeting, DIY & planning from the most experienced names in the self build industry
The first step in yourself build journey is tracking down a viable building site. Keep yourself ahead of the competition with Build It’s top plot hunting tips
Could this countryside barn provide David and Tansy Pemberton with the conversion opportunity they’ve been looking for? Mike Dade investigates
July issue on sale 29th May
Peter Warm, a UK Passivhaus certifier, tells us why self builders should consider working to this eco-friendly standard for home building projects
READERS’ HOMES
Having made a career developing properties for other people to enjoy, Anthony and Teresa relished the opportunity to use everything they’ve learnt to create a dream home for themselves
After getting off to a slow start thanks to the planners, the Walker family have finally created a modern European style eco-property, using a German package house company
Barry and Jenny Tape have transformed a dilapidated coastal bungalow into a spacious and highly practical family home
Bill and Sukie Barber had no intention of doing another self build, but when the perfect site came up they couldn’t resist
Victoria and Michael Anderson have given an old agricultural bungalow a contemporary upgrade
RENOVATION & BUILDING
We’re self building our own house on Graven Hill, right next to TV’s Grand Designs: The Street. As we approach weathertight stage, editor Chris Bates takes a look at the journey so far, plus the key lessons we’ve learned along the way, and introduces our key partners
Rebecca Foster takes a closer look at how to make the most of your money on a refurbishment project
In the first of our mini-series on extension costs, the Build It Estimating Service’s Adrian Wild sets out indicative costs for single storey additions
Banishing stale air and introducing a fresh supply is a key factor when it comes to establishing a healthy living environment. Rebecca Foster explores the myriad solutions available
We’ve highlighted 10 reasons to consider using this natural material for your self build project
Despite often being left until last during the renovation or self build process, this humble element is still an incredibly useful part of any architectural scheme. Charley Ward outlines what you need to know to get this detail right
EXPERT HELP
Starting the design process is an exciting part of any project, but it’s best not to rush it. The most successful home building schemes are those in which every idea – no matter how big or small – has been fully explored, explains architect Julian Owen
Finding a construction worker you can trust will add a lot of value to your project. Mike Hardwick outlines the reasons why
Architect Opinder Liddar share. This top tips on how to incorporate useful storage solutions and maximise space in your house
Want a keen price for the shell of your new home? Tim Doherty looks at how to keep spending under control on a timber project
Your roof is your home’s first line of defence against the elements, so will always benefit from targeted maintenance tailored to the materials used. Alan Tierney looks at how to care for this part of your home, and when you might need to consider replacement
From getting your head around complex industry terminology through to how to craft a successful application, planning consultant Mike Dade lays out the basics