October 2018

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

 

Just like self-build homes come in various forms, so do the self-builders themselves. Since the end of 2013, i-build has followed the journeys of multiple people brave enough to take on the ultimate DIY task – building their dream home from the ground up, and every one of them has had a slightly different self-build style. This month, Oakmasters discusses all the different routes you can take as a self-builder and helps you decide where you sit on the self-builder spectrum. Turn to page 14 to discover if you’re a hands-on self-builder, a self-builder who would benefit from employing a project manager, or somewhere in between.

This issue’s self-builder, Alan Brown, is a self-proclaimed disaster when it comes to DIY, but that didn’t stop him being a hands-on self-builder during the creation of his dream home, Glasshouse, in Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland. Although he stayed away from the bricks and blocks aspect of the build, he did project manage the whole venture, from window placement to where every last plug socket went. Alan even redesigned his home after seeing the exterior plans for the first time and thinking the original design was ugly! Turn to page 17 to follow this headstrong self-builder’s journey to creating a gorgeous family home, with even more stunning views.

Elsewhere in this issue, Simon Tilbrook, Director at Fenwick & Tilbrook, gives his opinion on the best paints to use in a child’s room. Turn to page 40 to discover what you should look for when it comes to creating the perfect children’s space. Meanwhile, Unidrain discusses why drainage shouldn’t be an afterthought in your self-build. Turn to page 30 to uncover how stylish drains can be.

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.

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.

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