July 2016

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


Throughout your self-build journey, you may find yourself having to reach over a hundred different, individual decisions. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the smallest furnishing detail towards the end of your build may leave you a little overwhelmed.

There’s no denying a self-build is an exhausting process, and keeping energy and enthusiasm levels up when the finish line is in sight is no mean feat. Here at i-build we believe strongly in supporting you right through until the end, which is why our pages are always bursting with design inspiration and advice to help you with those last few steps.

In this month’s issue, we reveal the importance of colour and the psychology behind different tones. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer, Distinctive Chesterfields, i-build runs you through a variety of tones and the mix of emotions they can evoke. Turn to page 38 to find out more.

Meanwhile on page 40, we also offer you more inspiration for your wallcoverings – in particular, bold prints and colourways. From contemporary monochrome to majestic murals, Quiirk’s guide to statement wallpaper will tell you all you need to know about creating the right balance.

I hope you enjoy this issue. Don’t forget, if you’re coming to the end of your self-build project and would like to offer your home as inspiration to other budding house-builders, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at the usual address. Alternatively, if you’re just beginning your self-build journey and would be keen for us to document your progress, do get in touch.