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CREATING a multigenerational house

With first-time buyers struggling to get onto the housing ladder and the UK population continuing to get older, many self-builders are looking to provide accommodation for grandparents and adult children in their new homes. Julian Owen reveals how your property could suit everyone’s needs
Steven and Janet McCurdy’s garage offers two parking bays, plus a kitchen-living space, bedroom and ensuite

Once labelled as the granny flat, then dependent relative accommodation and now known as multigenerational living, the concept of several generations of adults sharing a home has probably been around since before the Stone Age.

However, it still seems to bewilder the housing industry and local government, even though there has recently been a dramatic increase in the need for dwellings that will allow families to do this. A survey by the National House

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The November edition of Build It magazine brings you all the inspiration & practical advice you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget, including: • A self-built first home for just £47,000 (page 48) • Why build with oak? (page 64) • Rainwater goods: repair or replace? (page 67) • 5 renovation tips for a healthy home (page 81) • Is open plan living right for you (page 103) • Expert guide to lighting and electrics (page 112) … and more!