Build It Magazine November 2017

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The November edition of Build It magazine is now available – and this month's issue is packed with ideas and practical advice to help you achieve your dream home, including:

• A self-built first home for just £47,000

• Why build with oak?

• Rainwater goods: repair or replace?

• 5 renovation tips for a healthy home

• Is open plan living right for you?

• Expert guide to lighting and electrics


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In this issue: 
A stunning contemporary oak frame home
First time self-builders Lisa and Ian Milne overcame plot and planning hurdles to create a contemporary oak frame dwelling – giving them the perfect rural idyll
Rooflights for renovators
Whether you’re converting a loft, remodelling an existing property or adding space, skylights can play a huge part in creating an attractive and light-filled environment
Discover whether to repair or replace your rainwater goods
Chris Bates explains the best ways to ensure your property is protected from the elements – and when to upgrade
Get your multigenerational home right
Self-builders are increasingly accommodating parents and grown-up children. Find out how this influences design