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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.

i-Build readers are in for a feast for the eyes this month. In this edition, we bring you not one, not two, but three star self-builders and home renovators! From luxury living in the heart of London town to a complete building overhaul amidst the rolling hills of Lancashire and concluding with a stunning self-build in Ireland’s picturesque Donegal, this month we’ve talked to architects as well as first- and second-time self-builders.

Beginning in London’s affluent Brook Green, we talk to Amrit Marway, Architecture for London’s Associate Director and Project Architect for a super-stylish, ultra-minimal home extension. Here, Amrit briefly explains the renovation process, and we look at some before and after shots of the two-storey, double-height addition. Turn to page 12 to find out more.

Elsewhere, on page 24, Lancashire-based Joanna Fletcher gives us the grand tour of her Scandi/industrial self-build. Having come across the site 20 years ago, little did Joanna know that she’d purchase her coveted plot and completely rebuild her family home.

Last but by no means least, Emily Bonar goes into detail about her new house. When Emily and her husband, Joseph, completed their first self-build project back in 2011, they thought it would be their last. However, flash forward 10 years, and the Bonars have just completed their second self-build project. Flick to page 18 to see Emily’s brand-new self-build home in all its glory.

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.


Rebecca Kemp