004 YB WINTER 17

Your Build - Winter 2017

Contents In This Issue On the cover... 4 Key Phases to Your Build... 27 Phase 1 - Footings & foundations What does the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy mean for rural self-builders? 31 Phase 2 - Framing your build We put underfloor heating under the spotlight, plus all you need to know about choosing bricks and getting your floor joists right 43 Phase 3 - Interior & exterior finishing We look at the key considerations for maintaining your stove, plus hear about an interesting lighting project as well as focus on windows and doors 55 Phase 4 - Groundwork & landscaping Ever wanted an oak-framed garage? We hear how to install them correctly... 36 Imperial Bricks Jason Hughes outlines his top tips for choosing bricks that add value and kerb appeal 44 Stovax We’re well into the heating season, so how do you maintain and get the most from your stove? 46 CEDIA We take a look at an interesting lighting project which shows the key role it can play in a build www.your-build.co.uk 4 Winter 2017


Your Build - Winter 2017
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