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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 several books on planning and plot issues. He is one half of Speer Dade consultants (www.speerdade.co.uk).
FINANCE Rachel Pyne is director of financial services at BuildStore (www.buildstore.co.uk). She has worked in self build finance for over 10 years and deals with a diverse portfolio of lenders across the whole market as well as on exclusive self build and renovation mortgage products.
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.
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Build It
March 2019
VISUALIZZA IN NEGOZIO

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Build It
Welcome
If you’ve had a project on the back burner for a while
REGULARS
Connecting with nature
Situated in a stunning lakeside location in the Cotswolds
Benbow Yard
The Greater London Authority’s Local Plan calls for
Brits staying put as property renovations grow by 400%
According to research by insurance company Hiscox,
What’s on?
Leading body criticises handling of home building policy
Over 40,000 people are now on Right to Build registers
need to know
If you picked up the previous edition of the mag, you’ll
spend v save
A stylish hob, with LED lighting that glows in accordance
product news
Great shopping ideas for your custom home project
3 of the best STONE ROOF TILES
1 spendvsave Cotswold roofing slates, £215 per m2,
interiors notebook
Opting for a darker interior colour palette can give your home a feeling of cosiness without compromising on sophistication. Pair moody blues and blacks with brightly 2 coloured accents for a brave and modern scheme
your views:
Got a funny story, a gripe or some superb self build
Build It Live
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 February’s Build It Live Shows in the South East and North West
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
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
It’s FREE to subscribe to PlotSearch – the UK’s premier
A STRONG CONTENDER
Could this old farmhouse provide Kath and Angie Scholes with the chance to create their perfect family home? Mike Dade takes a closer look
next month…
Discover the ups and downs of Kevin O’Mahony’s self
focus on:
Dean Jepson is the EU managing director of heating control company Salus. Here, he introduces us to the Boiler Plus legislation and what it means for homeowners
READERS’ HOMES
Ahead of the curve
Julia and Nick Keem almost doubled the size of their home, adding a curving extension to their rural period property
Hidden gem
Jonathan and Judith Gough scoured the Staffordshire countryside to find the perfect plot for their striking contemporary new build home
LUCKY MOVE
A fortuitous conversation with a sustainability expert encouraged Susanna Geoghegan to go back to the drawing board on her build. The result is a Passivhaus with a pleasing traditional look
Future PROOFING
Ron and Tricia Berry have transformed a dated bungalow into a family home that combines practical, flexible living with exciting modern design
Land ahoy
Architect Caroline Buckingham has replaced a derelict cottage with a playful, contemporary home by the sea
RENOVATION & BUILDING
The build begins: groundworks & basement
Our project on the Graven Hill self build development gets underway, as we dig out the site and form the shell of our new basement. Chris Bates reveals where we’re at with the Build It Education House and what we’ve learned so far
UFH: How to get it right
A water-based UFH setup can deliver improved comfort levels, excellent efficiency and low running costs – but only if it’s fitted correctly. Rebecca Foster reveals what you need to know
How to keep oak frame costs down
Lui Rocca, architectural designer at Welsh Oak Frame, investigates the different cost implications for oak frame design options
Build cost basics: Guide to internal flooring prices
The Build It Estimating Service’s Adrian Wild compares the costs of diff erent types of flooring for your home building project
INSPIRING CONVERSION PROJECTS
Renovating a non-domestic building is a great way to achieve a bespoke property packed with character. From a windmill to an ambulance station, be inspired by this handpicked selection of conversions – could something similar work for you?
How to get the best out of SIPs
Charley Ward outlines the most effective ways to use structural insulated panels in your project
5 steps to choosing the right windows
Matt Higgs, co-owner and director of glazing specialist Kloeber, shares his thoughts on the considerations you should make before picking this element of your scheme
Renewable heating & hot water solutions
Looking for a setup to deliver on all your space heating and hot water needs? Nigel Griffiths sums up the renewable options
Double or triple glazing?
Thomas Hagen, technical manager at window specialist Internorm, discusses how this choice could impact on energy performance in your home
EXPERT HELP
EXTENSIONS: traditional or contemporary?
Whether you want a new addition to be sympathetic to the original property, or stand out with a contrasting modern style, architect Julian Owen offers his advice on how to get the design and planning stage right
How to vet suppliers
Your project is likely to be one of the biggest investments you ever make, so be sure to use Mike Hardwick’s top tips to protect yourself when buying goods and services
What does it really cost to get planning?
From council fees to land surveys, Mike Dade breaks down the various charges you should budget for when applying for planning permission for your new home
What you need to know about building surveys
It’s important to assess the structure of an existing house before starting a renovation project. Here Tim Doherty outlines how to get it right
WHAT WILL MY DESIGN REALLY LOOK LIKE?
Communicating design concepts effectively is a key aspect of an architect’s job. Opinder Liddar explores the ways your plans can be presented to help you visualise the living spaces and achieve the house you really want
NEW ROUTES to self build
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