July 2019

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.

For many self-builders, the opportunity to build their own home is a once in a lifetime experience. The prospect of this can sometimes encourage people to pull out all the stops to achieve the house of their dreams, be that with innovative materials or comprehensive, all-encompassing technology – in some cases, money being no object.

In this month’s issue, we have profiled two stunning homes by self-builders unwilling to compromise on the end result. Our first self-builder has opted for large spans of concrete to form the structure of his Moroccan-inspired villa. Turn to page 18 to read more about the striking design that has been realised by this bold and ambitious construction method.

Meanwhile on page 12, we follow the journey of one couple who have put so much care and attention into making sure their home is as energy efficient as possible. The high-tech house not only caters for their immediate needs but every element has been considered to ensure it meets the retired pair’s future demands too.

Elsewhere in this issue, we take a look at some of the latest outdoor living products on the market, Protek unveils how to manage risk on your self-build site, and Quickslide offers a guide to replacing and restoring windows on period properties.

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.