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


Now that the full stamp duty holiday has come to an end, we’re starting to see the effects of the incentive, with many first-time buyers finally getting their foot onto the property ladder. For many new homeowners, this has resulted in the purchase of an older, run-down property with the intention of modernising and renovating to, ultimately, increase their equity. Take a look at social media platforms, such as Instagram and TikTok, and they’re chock-full of inspirational home renovations that give mediocre ‘transformation Tuesdays’ posts a run for their money.

To help the new home renovators and DIYers amongst us, we’ve talked to MyJobQuote. In this month’s edition, building and construction expert Thomas Goodman at MyJobQuote runs through the most common building mistakes that first-time buyers make so that you can steer well clear of potential pitfalls. Grab a notebook, turn to page 16 and write everything down to ensure your home renovation is a smooth-sailing process.

Alternatively, if you’re at the end of your home transformation journey and you’ve been left with a blank canvas, LOFT is here to help with the interior design process. Whether you’re looking to put your newly-renovated masterpiece on the market straight away or you’re future-proofing for an eventual sale, Lauren Maylor, Creative Director at LOFT, offers her top tips on styling your home to its full potential. Turn to page 30 for the full article.

Meanwhile, for those that are halfway through restoration and need that inspirational pick me up, head over to page 18. Here, Ed Pateman-Jones runs me through the beautiful extension project his family conducted on their remarkable 2500ft2, Victorian, five-bedroom, semi-detached, south-facing house in Streatham Hill, South London.


Rebecca Kemp