Homebuilding & Renovating January 2020 - Issue 157
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Published 28th November
This month, Britain’s most authoritative self-build and extension magazine reveals the winners of the prestigious Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating awards. These inspiring projects represent the pinnacle of modern building innovation, ranging from a sensitively renovated 19th-century cottage to an unapologetically modern update to 1970s property in which the owners saw a potential hidden from everyone else. Leading the field, of course, is the Home of the Year, an amazing self-built family home in Surrey that combines the very best of contemporary and traditional sensibilities. Despite it’s barn-like footprint, this beautiful property couldn’t be more forward-thinking. Offering light, airy, open-plan spaces throughout, it’s proof positive that ‘understated’ can be the exact opposite of ‘uninspired’. We go in for an exclusive, in-depth tour.
Elsewhere in the issue is all of the indispensable technical and creative content our readers have come to expect. Architect Allan Corfield explains the challenges of building a floating staircase, we investigate whether the rising trend of hands-off self-building could offer the best solution to creating your home, and we offer an architectural mood board to help you design the landing of your dreams. The nitty-gritty of building isn’t neglected. Essential topics like your health and safety responsibilities, building surveys, waste disposal, the true cost of kitchen design, finding a plumber, and navigating the bewildering world of boilers are covered in detail. This is information that can make the difference between a successful project and a succession of nasty surprises.
Add to this a varied selection of self-build, renovation, extension and conversion projects, as well as expert project advice, and it’s easy to see why Homebuilding & Renovating is the most trusted magazine for aspiring and experienced self-builders alike.