January 2020

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

January; the start of a new year, with fresh intentions and resolutions – what better month to introduce you to the new-look i-Build? Our design team have been hard at work to give your favourite home renovation and self-build title an updated, crisp look. We're incredibly pleased with the result, and we hope you are too!

As always, our pages are brimming with inspirational self-build and home renovation case studies. From High Wycombe to the Highlands, this month we've talked to a duo of home-builders; both with very different projects. On page 20 of this month's issue, Sharon McAllister recalls the arduous process she went through when she and her husband took on a dilapidated church renovation project in Auldearn, Scotland. Having purchased Moyness Kirk in 2009 and completed an extensive restoration on the magnificent Georgian property, the McAllisters have recently put their stunning property on the market.

Moving down south, i-Build talks to Helen and Mike Speakman about their decision on going modular for their home-building project. In this article, the couple explains how their plans made a U-turn when a renovation project transformed into a new-build scheme. Turn to page 16 to read their story.

Finally, in true i-Build style, turn to pages 06 to 10 for an abundance of interior inspiration fit for your home. This month focuses on wellbeing and colour psychology to eradicate those gloomy January blues we’re all tolerating. Plus, new for 2020, i-build’s Style Guide rounds up our favourite interior accessories that follow the intricate, theatrical style of Rococo. Turn to page 10 to be inspired.

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 dream home as inspiration for other budding self-builders, then please don’t 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.