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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 much-anticipated ‘most wonderful time of the year’ has officially arrived, and this year it’s a little more welcome than usual. The typical “Christmas in November?” critiques have put their judgments to rest – with some even adorning their homes in decorations a whole month early. To celebrate, we have selected some of this year’s most delightful Christmas decorations for the most festive spread of them all, so feast your eyes on some seasonal accessories. Here at i-Build, we like to think that we cater to many within the home improvement realm, so if Christmas isn’t for you, turn to page 08 for an alternative interior theme.

2020 has been the most unexpected of years, to say the least; however, it has allowed us time to slow down and truly appreciate what we have and work on what we need to correct. For some, that improvement has been an enhanced sense of wellbeing, which, in turn, has led to many picking up long-forgotten home improvements, some bringing the outdoors in and others getting crafty with DIY. This month, we’ve talked to Emma McMullan – better known on Instagram as @shankly_house – about her stunning self-build home. While the main build was completed in 2018, lockdown provided Emma and husband, Mark, with the perfect opportunity to finish up some landscaping around their home. Learn more about the McMullan’s journey and discover what drove them to take the self-build route to homeownership.

Finally, on behalf of the team at i-Build magazine, I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year!


Rebecca Kemp