June 2020

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



Although the property market opened its doors once again last month – following a short temporary suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic – many of us have been spending our time throughout lockdown thinking about how we can update our current living spaces. With DIY on the rise, plenty of time for creative reconfiguration plans, endless scrolling through home renovation and self-build Instagram accounts and construction workers back to business, many are choosing to improve rather than move.

In this issue, Charlie Ayers, Managing Director at SureCav, explains just how homeowners are opening up to the potential of their current properties through the addition of an extension. Here, he explains how you can get the most out of your home and opens up a whole world of possibilities for extending your house. Turn to page 12 to find out more.

Elsewhere, we learn more about Paul and Sheena Littlewood's five-storey Victorian townhouse renovation in the heart of West London's affluent Chelsea. Undertaken by Scenario Architecture and completed last summer, the Littlewoods took a poorly constructed existing refurbishment and transformed it into a desirable, contemporary masterpiece; complete with an enviable underground gym, walk-in wardrobe and a stunning centrepiece floating staircase. To find out more about the remodel and for some serious home improvement inspiration, turn to page 19.

From pages 06-10 you'll find our usual home accessories and building material inspiration. This month, we've taken you to the coast for a nautical-themed interior and celebrated the hard work of our NHS through rainbow-inspired whimsical accessories that are perfect for a children's playroom or bedroom. While on page 10, we've explored the charm and durability of tiles as a worthy prospect for your home-building project.