April 2019

Welcome to the April 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 of i-build, three really is the magic number as we treble our breathtaking case studies to help inspire you on your journey, no matter where your plot is. The first of our stunning self-builds is situated in the leafy borough of Hackney, where a run-down property was transformed into a bright and appealing family dwelling. Turn to page 10 to see the completed homage to Hackney house. Next, i-build travels an hour and a half out from Montreal to explore a home that is literally hanging from a cliff. Discover this unique project on page 16. Finally, to round off i-build’s case study spectacular, we arrive at the Abercorn Chalet, nestled in the vales of the Eastern Townships, near the Vermont border. The aim of the project was to create a unique living experience through architecture, embodying contrasts of harmony, open spaces and cosy areas. Turn to page 22 to see if you think they achieved this brief.

Elsewhere in this issue, i-build takes a look at how to add the finishing touches to the interior and exterior of your self-build project. From a comprehensive guide on clay roof tiles from Roof Stores on page 28, to a lookbook based around the Dulux Colour of the Year on page 30 and on page 36 we’re covering the great debate – double or triple glazing? There’s something for everyone.

It is with great sadness that I announce this issue as my last. It has been a delight guiding you through your self-build journeys and I wish you all the best for the future.

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.