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Covering options for your contemporary home

The Colorcoat Urban roofing system on this house in Scotland brings architectural appeal and an aesthetic that blends the property into its surroundings – and works well with the structural insulated panel (SIPs) roofing system. Find out more about SIPs on page 84

The roof will play an important role in defining the appearance of your home and, of course, needs to be an effective shield against the elements. The type of covering you choose will be part of the overall design strategy, but may also need to reflect the environment around you. For example, your local authority could ask you to match the slate of neighbouring properties or stipulate a green roof so your house blends into an open rural landscape.

The roof pitch and profile also needs to come into play. “The golden rule in roof design is not to force a material to do something it can’t technically do,” says Steven Harris from CRSH Architects. “For instance, slate can’t be laid at a low pitch.

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The June edition of Build It magazine is packed full of inspiration and advice for your self build, renovation or extension project - including: • An amazing oak frame self build (page 20) • Total makeover of a 1960s house (page 39) • How to self build on a budget (page 64) • Can solar hot water panels save you money? (page 71) • Design details: exposed beams (page 74) • Guide to designing the perfect barn conversion (page 90) • Assessing a building plot's potential (page 100) … and more!

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EDITOR'S LETTER
The wider property market may be experiencing a touch
READERS’ HOMES
John Verrall and Jacques Bland have created a striking oak frame home that sits comfortably in the Sussex countryside
A chance meeting led Richard and Zoe Berry to embark on the conversion of a listed Georgian church in an Edinburgh conservation area, in what turned out to be an emotional project, full of drama
Mark and Kerry Yates have transformed their 1960s home, taking weatherboarded New England architecture as their primary inspiration
David and Becky Innes’ third child inspired a major remodelling of their converted garage in Hull
Harriet and Rob Graham’s plans to renovate an old stone cottage unexpectedly became the chance for a completely new home
RENOVATION & BUILDING
Creating a bespoke home doesn’t have to cost a fortune – in fact, self building off ers fantastic value for money and can give you a betterquality home for less than you’d pay for an equivalent house on the open market. So how can you achieve the right result without breaking the bank? Here, we learn the key lessons from 10 inspiring budgetfriendly projects
Planning a self build? Renovating a property? Looking
Daylight is fairly constant and predictable, even in
Could uncoventional structural components create a striking focal feature in your home? Emily Smith looks at how to add this detail
Your roof will add to the kerb appeal of your modern-style home, so choosing the right covering is essential when it comes to creating the desired aesthetic. Jane Crittenden explores the options
Want to maximise returns from your array? Then it pays to design it in at the outset, says Oliver Farr
Are you keen to build a sustainable home with excellent levels of airtightness? Rebecca Foster explains why SIPs could be the ideal solution for you
EXPERT HELP
Many people love the idea of turning a barn into a home, but the wrong design could ruin the agricultural charm of the structure. Julian Owen shares his top design tips for taking on this kind of project
Whether you’re planning a self build, renovating a property or adding more space to your current home, you won’t want to miss our next Build It Live show at Bicester. Here are 10 must-see highlights to plan into your visit
By taking sensible steps to ensure you stay in control of cash flow, you can enjoy a positive experience throughout your build, says Mike Hardwick
Architect Opinder Liddar gives his expert tips on how to identify whether a site offers a viable opportunity for your self build project
Mike Dade offers his expert advice on the best ways to proceed with this kind of scheme, whether your project falls under permitted development or you need to apply for full planning consent
Looking for ideas for your new garden room? These eye-catching structures could provide the perfect addition to your property
Ed Fisher wants to erect a holiday cabin on this countryside plot, with a view to converting it into a home in the future. Mike Dade assesses the viability of his self build proposal
News
As part of this building’s conversion from commercial
Situated in the heart of London’s Bayswater conservation
Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has announced
New homes built in every UK village over the next five
Seven plots released for sale by the Graven Hill Development
The National Custom and Self Build Association’s (NaCSBA)
What’s your reason for self building?
Moulded from oak boards, these composite planks are
Great shopping ideas for your custom home project
It’s never too early to start looking for the finishing touches for your self build
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We catch up with Karen Curtin, interim managing director of the Graven Hill self and custom build development in Oxfordshire