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Improving or moving? Whatever you do consider this guide your ultimate source book before renovating begins or the one you’re going to build.

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  • BUILDING & RENOVATING 03

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    Cover images: www.shutterstock.com All photography: Shutterstock (unless credited otherwise) Editor: Gillian Welsh Design: Barry Lochhead; Abbie Bunton

    Contributors: Fiona Reid, Judy Diamond, Rosie Duncan

    INTROThe beginnings

    STORAGEThink outside the box

    BUDGETMoney talks

    PLANNINGBuild your own

    PLANNINGMaking the most

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    TILINGContemporary designs

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    BUSINESS PROFILES

    FACTORY FLOORBig changes to an industrial building

    LET YOUR GARDEN GROWAn extension brings new ways to live

    KNOCK OUT A 1930s detached house opens up

    LIGHT THE WAY A former shop is now a bright home

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    CASE STUDIES

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    CONTENTS

    In the stress stakes, which comes rst improving or moving? For most, the answer is increasingly the latter. If your house isnt what you want it to be, maximise it: an extension could bring in much-needed light, or recon guring two rooms into one could create that sought-after space you crave. Clear clutter and commit to built-in storage. Whatever you do consider this

    guide your ultimate source book before renovating begins and learn to love the home youre in or the one youre going to build.

    WELCOME

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  • 04 BUILDING & RENOVATING

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  • For most people, the thought of tackling a project whether a completely new build or an extension to an existing house elicits a mix of excitement and

    trepidation. There is the thrill of getting the home you want, and the terror of the pitfalls and challenges youre likely to encounter along the way.

    Obviously, planning is key to the process, from the budget to getting the right team of people to work with. Paul Rogers, of the all-trades building contractor Gloss (www.glossprojects.co.uk), has tackled everything from new-build houses to loft and basement conversions, and offers some fundamental advice: Ask yourself, can you afford the project? How are you going to finance it? How does the work affect the value of the property? Can you put up with the disruption if youre having work done to your existing home, or do you have to move out (and factor the cost of this into the budget)? And do you know anyone who could recommend a good architect or builder?

    Finding the right architect and builder is crucial. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is a great resource for contacts. Indeed, JohnLangley, of the Perthshire-based JML Contracts (www.jmlcontracts.co.uk), who has over 25 years of building and civil engineering experience, highlights the importance of working with a good architect. You can have the best builder, but a poor design will always be a poor design no matter how well it is built, he says. Ideally, you want someone who is both creative with a good eye for detail and has a practical side, so that your budget can be realistically maintained.You also need to be realistic about whether or not you can manage the project yourself. Probably the only positive in project managing yourself is cost saving,

    but this may be a false economy if you dont have the experience necessary, especially if you choose the wrong team, says Paul Rogers. The budget can get out of control, the building schedule might not be properly planned or adhered to, and you could be dealing with poor quality of workmanship or incorrect material specifications. Most good builders should project manage as part of what they do.

    John Langley agrees. We learn something new from every house we build, whether its how to use a new technology or what to do with a new building material. For a client to manage a complicated, expensive project with no prior experience is a big ask. Any savings or theoretical savings can swiftly be lost if the person in charge is not on top of the project.

    BUILDING & RENOVATING 05

    "There is the thrill of getting the home you want, and the terror of the pitfalls and challenges you're likley to

    encounter along the way"

    INTRO

    Startingfrom scratch

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  • 06 BUILDING & RENOVATING

    LOFTY AMBITIONSThe conversion of a former factory building has produced a home that is light, bright and full of character

    To change an old industrial unit into a warm and welcoming family home while retaining as much as possible of the character that makes such a place unique. There was also the opportunity to create a roof terrace that would both give the owners some much needed outdoor space and allow light to be brought into the heart of the ground floor.

    THE BRIEFDETAILSWhat A two-bedroom home in a former industrial warehouse

    Where East London

    Architect Chris Dyson Architects, 020 7247 1816,

    www.chrisdyson.co.uk

    Construction time Five months

    [Left] The living-dining area on the middle

    floor. [Right] Metal-framed Schueco doors

    provide access to the roof terrace, with the

    new rooflight just visible beneath the mesh

    steps. [Far right] The ultra-slim courtyard lets

    light into the ground floor

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