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Build It Magazine January 2012 Back Issue

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Are you itching for your next home renovation? Perhaps you’re looking to tackle it all on your own? With a subscription to Build It magazine, you’ll receive all of the practical advice and inspiration you need to undertake your very own self-build project successfully.

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From major home renovation projects to loft conversions, Build It provides you with endless ideas and design inspiration to help you plan out your next project. Plus, don’t miss out on practical advice from industry experts on topics such as budget and costs to planning and managing your home renovations.  

So, if you have a ‘doers’ attitude and are ready to embark on your very own home building journey, then subscribe to Build It digital magazine today - your ultimate home renovation, DIY and custom home building monthly guide!


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Build It  |  January 2012  

This month’s issue is hot on the heels of news that the government's strategy for housing has given self build, or as they call it custom homes, a big mention. The strategy outlines a programme worth £30m to help individuals build their own homes, and offer short-term finance for independent projects. As far as I’m concerned, it’s another reason for you to make 2012 the year to self build – and the January edition is bound to inspire you.

We pay homage to the nation’s number one material, with a bumper timber special. .. read more Apart from its obvious aesthetic beauty, did you know that wood has the best thermal insulation properties of any mainstream construction material? What’s more, the use of timber frame in new build housing has grown from 2% in the 1980s to around 27% today. The fantastic material is a self build favourite, and to showcase its versatility we’ve got a myriad of features from frames and cladding to doors and flooring.

This month also marks the start of three fabulous new series. If you’re toying with the idea of embarking on a project, and need a push in the right direction, Mike Hardwick’s How to self build guide will prove invaluable. If you’re at the next stage, and thinking about house plans, Julian Owen provides some valuable information on choosing a designer. For those with budget concerns, we’ve got some some precious financial advice from costs expert Bryan Spain.

And don’t forget our fantastic readers’ homes. The cover house belongs to the Jerges, who have struck a balance between contemporary and traditional to create a magnificent dwelling.

Enjoy the start of a new season, take the bull by the horns and Build It in 2012!  read less

Get your next home building project underway with the ultimate custom home building magazine, Build It. As Britain’s most practical and longest running self-build magazine, you’ll find everything you need to know about successfully taking on your very own home building project.

From renovation and DIY to a range of extensions and upgrades, Build It magazine is packed full of brilliant design ideas, inspiration and expert advice to help you get started on your next project. Every issue offers you the opportunity to learn from industry experts on the more complicated subjects as well, such as budget and costs or planning and managing your home renovation project.

With a monthly digital subscription, you’ll never miss out on the latest features that cover building systems, construction materials you need to know about, major project guides and much more!  

Subscribe to Build It digital magazine today and gain the confidence you need to become a successful self-builder. Look forward to these features and more in each monthly issue:

  • Exclusive features including key building systems, the latest construction materials, major project guides and more!
  • Industry expert advice on how to plan, manage and budget your projects
  • Practical building guide for renovation, custom home building or DIY
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