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    RENOVATINGHOMEBUILDING& EXTENSIONS | SELF-BUILDS | HOME IMPROVEMENT | CONVERSIONS

    Britains Best Selling Self-build Magazine

    E X P E R T A D V I C E

    Underfl oor Heatingfor RenovatorsStorage SolutionsMulti-Room AudioTreatingTimber DecayHow the New Energy Regs Affect You

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    RENOVATING | OCTOBER 2014

    BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PLANNING | B

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    Opening UpA 1930s House Gets a Modern Transformation

    BBC2S PIERS TAYLORS 15K SELF-BUILD

    PROJECT

    C O V E R S T O R Y

    REVEALED: THE FIVE THINGS YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR NEW HOME

    AN ULTRA-LOW ENERGY TIMBER FRAME DESIGN

    Survival Guide for Home Improvers10 Tips on How to Keep Your Sanity!

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    The excitement really IS building, for

    me, as it is for you

    JASON ORME IS THE EDITOR OF HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING MAGAZINE

    Reflections on a Decade

    This issue is a bit of a personal anni-versary, marking 10 years since I took over as Editor of this ne publication. ings start moving worryingly quick as you get older of course, but even allowing for that, it has gone by in a ash. e process of building and improving homes hasnt changed a great deal in that decade either. Back in 2004 we were introducing our readers to issues as diverse and familiar to todays readership as structural insulated panels (SIPs), heat pumps, condensing boilers (known back then in the magazine as energy-ecient boilers), triple glazing, and so on. Homebuilding & Renovating has a tradition of scepticism about new technologies but, in many ways, these things innovations back then are now rmly part of a homes standard spec. Some things, such as the Code for Sustainable Homes and Community Infrastructure Levy, have come and gone in that time perhaps for the better. Todays Government is pushing self-build in a way that, back in 2004, we could only have dreamed of. But its probably just as dicult, if not more so, to get planning per-mission for a new home in 2014 as it was back then.ose 10 years have seen consid-

    erable change for me, too. Ive self-built a family home to later be lled

    by a wonderful family; Ive travelled thousands of miles seeing all dierent types of housing; visited dozens and dozens of your nished houses and taken something from every one (not literally); and learnt so much about our mysterious world of homes, and continue to do so. A decade on and Im now in the middle of design work

    on a major remodelling and extension project. People tell me that a decade editing one magazine is a sign of madness and perhaps thats true. Funnily enough, its also the number-one remark from others about people who take on self-build and renovation projects. When your day-to-day job is eectively a hobby, its

    dicult to imagine doing anything else. Nothing beats a building project to rekindle those life energies and get you excited again. Im still discovering and getting excited about it all that amazing new home, that great little idea, that smart product that solves a problem you never knew you had. e excitement really is building, for me as Im sure it is for you and it has been a pleasure being with you for the ride. I wont say heres to another 10 who can look that far ahead? but I hope Ill get to continue for as long as I can provide you, the reader, with interesting articles, and for me, that there is still stu to learn. Enjoy the issue. n

    Homebuilding & Renovating is Britains best-selling and most in-depth magazine for anyone building or renovating their own home. We aim to give you the confidence to take on your

    own project and provide you with the very best independent expert advice, design ideas for

    inclusion in your own home and the best examples from others whove already done it

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    Editors Letter

    In Between Issues

    Homebuilding & Renovating experts and

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    O T H E R W A Y S W E C A N H E L P Y O U

    Homebuilding.co.ukOur website archives a huge amount of content from readers homes and expert

    solutions to your problems, to advice features on all aspects of self-build and renovation

    Plotfinder.netLooking for a building plot or

    renovation opportunity? Plotfinder.net is the UKs

    leading database of building plots. See page 129 for more,

    or visit the website

    Visit the ShowsHomebuilding & Renovating

    and Home Improvement Shows provide an invaluable resource for self-builders and renovators. See homebuilding

    show.co.uk for information

    My Building ProjectGet a detailed estimate

    of your building costs and find a reputable trades- person in your area at

    mybuildingproject.co.uk

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    Charlie Luxtons Home Truths The designer

    considers the real value of contemporary design

    How to Pour a Concrete Floor

    A Beginners Guide to Planning Permission

    Underfloor Heating for Renovators A look at

    the innovations making retro installations simple

    Piers Taylor: More with Less The architect explains

    how taking a different approach to construction

    can result in wonderful things and savings, too

    The Normal Persons Guide to the

    New Building Regulations Part L

    A Guide to Living on Site During a Renovation

    Project Clinic How to present your scheme and

    create a development plan to seek funding

    Timber Decay How to get to the bottom of the

    problem, and why eradicating damp is key

    Oak Frame Homes Your questions answered

    Essentials: How to Get Started Our must-read

    guide to building or renovating a home plus our

    monthly mortgage table and build cost calculator

    Pitch Perfect A modern self-build takes its cue from

    the vernacular to provide the best of both worlds

    Living Off the Land A new home on a 300-acre

    farmland site is the ultimate in sustainable living

    Opening Up A dated 1930s bungalow is

    transformed into a contemporary family home

    In Good Health A prefab package build makes

    for a modern eco home with health benefits

    Old Meets New A four storey extension and

    renovation transforms a Victorian property

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    Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of material published in Homebuilding & Renovating, the publishers can accept no responsibility for the veracity of claims made by contributors,

    manufacturers or advertisers. No guarantee can be made of the safe return of unsolicited text or photographs. Copyright for all materials published in Homebuilding & Renovating remains with the publishers.

    Designed using Apple computers. Printed by Wyndeham Group. Distributed by MarketForce. Homebuilding & Renovating 2013 is published monthly. ISSN 1471-5791. Competitions: By providing your

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    Mailbag Your views and project updates

    Upfront The latest self-build news, projects,

    upcoming events, products and must-reads

    Self-build Blogs We follow one self-builder

    in the midst of building a traditional-style

    cottage in a Cornwall Conservation Area

    A Day in the Life In the fi rst of a new series going

    behind the scenes of the building world, David

    Snell spends a day with a contracts manager

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    Oct 2014Product Roundup Whats new this month

    Five Design Must-Haves for Your New Home

    Clever Ideas for Storage Savvy ways of building

    storage into your new or existing home

    A Buyers Guide to Kitchen Worktops

    Multi-Room Audio We explore the options

    for achieving this technology in your home

    How to Get Windows Right

    Concrete: The Next Big Thing in Home Design?

    From worktops to walls, the pros and

    cons of using this material in your new home

    Spotting Potential A 1960s chalet bungalow

    redesigned to create a contemporary home

    In Hindsight One couple