December 2017

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


The twelfth month of the year has finally arrived and for many self-builders, this Christmas will be the first spent embellishing their new home's decor with festive trimmings and seasonal accessories. Whether you're opting for a traditional Christmas theme or a more contemporary take, there's an abundance of wintertime decorations on the market. Turn to pages eight and 10 of this month's issue for Paige Smith's festive finds.

Elsewhere in this issue, we catch up with London-based Architect David Nossiter, who worked with Jeremy and Hannah Witt on their stunning barn conversion in the quaint village of Assington. The couple had worked with David on an extension for their previous semidetached Victorian home and when the couple decided to tackle another home-building project, they approached David with their grand plans. What originally started out as a self-build project, turned into a renovation master plan. To find out more about Jeremy and Hannah's project and hear the story from David's point of view, turn to page 18.

Moving on to page 24, this month i-build travels to the scenic mountainous Italian town, Sondrio, where an outstanding one-storey contemporary build rests below the peaks of Sondrio's highreaching mountains. Designed by Damilano Studio Architects, this exquisite build provides its homeowners with priceless views of the rocky landscape. Talking to both the homeowner and architect, i-build has delved deep into the minds of both parties revealing the inspiration and concept behind this striking home.

On behalf of the team at i-build, I would like to wish you all a wonderful and joyous Christmas, whether you're spending it in your recently-completed home or you're about to embark on a new project. I hope you enjoy this issue. Don’t forget, if you’re coming to the end of your selfbuild 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.