November 2022

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

 

This month, we're celebrating 100 issues of i-Build magazine! Since the title started at the tail end of 2013, the pages of i-Build have been brimming with inspirational homes, innovative build ideas, alluring interior accessories and indispensable guidance. Every editor has taken this magazine from strength to strength, and my thanks go out to everyone who has had the opportunity to build and mould i-Build into the title it is today. As a team, we anticipate what the following 100 issues will bring.

In this edition, we feature two super-sleek, eye-catching build projects that are certain to motivate your home plans. First up is dRMM's Sliding House, which, as the name suggests, can slide along recessed 'railway tracks' to create more living space, taking that indoor-outdoor living trend one step further. To take a peek at the kinetic build and learn more about the technicalities of a moving self-build project, turn to page 14. You won't be disappointed.

Moving onto our second case study, we head to west London, where one of the many Victorian terraced homes in the Wandsworth Common conservation area has had an impressive rear transformation. Finkernagel Ross has increased the levels of natural light with an ultra-contemporary glazed extension that fulfils the client's brief of "a razor-sharp, unobstructed, contemporary new space" that contrasted from their traditional Victorian house. Turn to page 20 to look around and discover more about this charming project.

Elsewhere, Matt Willemsen from Spatial Future explores the future of self-build homes, Distinction Doors advises how to choose the right front door for your home and Wunda Group explains how the right UFH system can tackle rising energy costs and reduce carbon footprints.

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
Editor