The fruits of determination

Nothing was going to stop resourceful self-builder Gill MacLeod achieving the house of her dreams, a major renovation in rural Scotland TEXT JAYNE DOWLE IMAGES EMMA GRAY Clambering around a delivery depot in a hi-vis vest and hard hat, clinical... View Article

An uphill battle

Ian and Julie Perrin were unsure about buying the ‘difficult’ plot of land they ended up building on in Montgomery, mid-Wales, but they convinced themselves to take the plunge TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD IMAGES NIKHILESH HAVAL When the time came for... View Article

Curves in all the right places

Not only have Roger and Lucy Southcott achieved their ambition of building a home that’s energy self-sufficient with super-low greenhouse gas emissions, they’ve also created something that’s carefully shaped to fit the contours of its Wiltshire location TEXT JESS UNWIN... View Article

Dilapidated 1930s property restored to former glory

Originally a 1930s build, the property sits in the middle of a terrace row, typical of the South London properties in the area. The property was previously converted into two separate flats and the owner commissioned Steve Adams Architects to... View Article

Belvin builds UK ‘Home of the Year’

One of the latest grand designs built by Lincolnshire based Belvin Construction has been named ‘Best Individual New Home’ at the 2019 LABC Building Excellence Awards. Barrow House, at Hatcliffe, is a bespoke, contemporary home that’s set within the Lincolnshire... View Article

Going up the hill to downsize

Building a contemporary home had always been at the back of one West Sussex couple’s minds, but it wasn’t until downsizing became the sensible decision that it became a reality. Roseanne Field reports In a village in rural West Sussex... View Article

A different outlook

Although Matthew and Emma Greenland’s west Wales self-build would not turn out to be their ‘forever home’ due to a change in their future plans, they created a building that makes the most of its spectacular site. Roseanne Field reports... View Article

Extension and re-invention for Victorian home in London

The Leaning Yucca House is an elegant extension and re-invention of a Victorian semi- detached home in northwest London. Having been previously broken up into flats, the current occupants, a young family, wanted the internal spaces reimagined as one living... View Article

DF_DC complete extension to 1960s townhouse

A 1970s brick terrace house in Northwest London has been renovated and reworked into a contemporary family home by DF_DC. Adding 14sqm of living space with a rear extension, Elliott Square is completed with rigorous, yet simple interiors and features... View Article

Graven Hill launches Refer-a-Friend scheme

Graven Hill Village Development Company is excited to have today launched a new Refer-a-Friend scheme offering £500 to both the referrer and referee on its Self-Build plots and Tailored Finish homes. Based in Bicester, Graven Hill is the UK’s largest... View Article