March 2023

Welcome to the March edition of i-build magazine! This issue is packed with inspirational projects and products as well as useful advice for your self-build.

As the weather starts to improve, it's time to think about really getting stuck into those self-building and home renovation projects. If you're looking to transform your home with more natural light and reduce your energy bills, then our March issue is the perfect read for you.

In this edition, we feature an article that covers how rooflights can flood your home with natural light and make a transformational difference to any room. Peter Daniel, the Innovation Director at The Rooflight Company, answers some of the most commonly-asked questions when it comes to rooflights. Turn to page 18 to read the full article.

Meanwhile, on pages 06-07, find out how you can add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home decor by incorporating the soft hue of purple. From a fresh coat of paint to small pops of colour in furnishings and accessories, there are endless possibilities to explore.

Elsewhere, we share the latest news on two unique housebuilding projects. The first one is a stylish reconstruction of a 1950s ranch house in Nashville, Tennessee, called the Two-Faced House. Designed by local Architect and contemporary Designer Michael Goorevich, this radiant, modern makeover was made using Kebony wood, a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods. By renovating an existing ranch house, Michael was able to minimise environmental impact through the repurposing of a pre-existing structure. The project is phased, and future expansion will see a pool terrace and pavilion added to the home layout. Flick to page 14 for the full story.

The second project is a stunning family home named Dreamcatcher, built by Vale Southern Construction on the Isle of Wight. This £2.5m project features six bedrooms, a swimming pool with large sliding doors, a separate annexe and extensive landscaping, including a croquet lawn and pond. Vale Southern worked in partnership with architect firm Mitchell Evans and the homeowner to bring this vision to life. The home was constructed using a timber frame, providing an environmentally-friendly solution that was also 20% quicker than a traditional build. See page 20 to find out more.

I hope you enjoy this issue. Don’t forget, if you’re coming to the end of your self-build and would like us to feature your home as inspiration for other budding house-builders, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, if you’re about to embark on your self-build journey and would be keen for us to document your progress, do get in contact.

Rebecca Kemp Editor

Rebecca Kemp

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