Build It magazine June 2017

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The June edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project a success – including:

• This month's cover home – a stunning oak frame dwelling

• How to build on a budget

• Guide to solar water heating

• Design the perfect barn conversion

• Why cash flow is crucial

• Beginner's guide to assessing a building plot


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In this issue: 
A striking oak frame abode
When John Verrall and Jacques Bland bought a five acre countryside plot, they wanted to build a stunning new home that would do the verdant surroundings justice
Learn how to self build on a budget
Not sure if you can afford to create a bespoke house from scratch? These inspiring projects show how you can achieve a high-quality home without breaking the bank
Discover the wow-factor of exposed beams
From classic oak through to ultra-contemporary steels, Emily Smith reveals how you can create an eye-catching feature in your property by unveiling its integral structural elements
10 things you need to know about structural insulated panels (SIPs)
Discover why SIPs are an increasingly popular choice for bespoke house building with Rebecca Foster's guide
Get your barn conversion design right
Learn how to preserve the original charm of the structure while creating a characterful home filled with natural light
Assess a plot's potential
Determine a site's suitability for your self build with architect Opinder Liddar's guidance