May 2019

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


In this month’s issue, we focus on the journeys of two specialist developers. Whilst one project embarks on the challenge of transforming a 19th century flat within the tight constraints of an urban setting, the other celebrates an award-winning conversion of a prestigious and spacious countryside setting. Take a look inside to discover more about these inspiring properties.

Also in this issue, NYE Building Supplies reflects on how to make the most of a small garden, Easy Bathrooms unveils five ways to update your bathroom on a budget and Velux guides you on how to choose the right windows for your loft conversion.

As always, our design pages are full to the brim with design inspiration – perfect for those finishing touches. This month, we’ve set our sights on the popular houseplant, the succulent. This iconic plant has not only become a much-loved element within the home and garden, but this popular motif has found its way onto textiles, prints and furnishings. Turn to page 6 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 dream home as inspiration for other budding self-builders, then please don’t 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.

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