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Thermally efficient design…

closer look

readers’ homes

Natural light & warmth

The south-facing elevation hosts a sun room/conservatory area with an internal balcony positioned above. These are eye-catching and efficient eco features. “The heat coming through the glazing is absorbed by the two concrete block piers and the brick wall, which acts as a massive storage heater”, says Joe. “We can close the doors on the balcony to shut warmth out in the summer. But if we open them and the rooflights in the landing, heat rises up and drifts up and out.”

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Build It magazine's new August 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Cover house - a characterful oak self build home on a garden plot - Design & build special: the companies who can take the stress out of your project - Wow-factor extensions that add space, light & value - Are heat pumps worth the money? - Why you should invest in rooflights - Create a summer-ready outdoor living space ... and more!