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modular marvel

Terry and Shirley Rose’s impressive new home in the Scottish Highlands started life in a factory in East Sussex

THE ROSE FILE

NAMES Terry & Shirley Rose

OCCUPATIONS Managers of a B&B and self-catering accommodation

LOCATION Ross-shire

TYPE OF BUILD Self build

STYLE Contemporary

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Modular construction using structural insulated panels (SIPs)

PLOT SIZE 0.66 acres

LAND COST £60,000

BOUGHT June 2013

HOUSE SIZE 147m²

PROJECT COST £253,854

PROJECT COST PER M2 £1,727

TOTAL COST £313,854

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED December 2013

BUILDING WORK TOOK 19 weeks

CURRENT VALUE £400,000

When Terry and Shirley Rose originally dreamt of creating their own holiday home in a rural location, they were living in a busy Hertfordshire town and working long hours in their hectic jobs as a chartered surveyor and art teacher. Having an idyllic spot that they could escape to seemed like a beautiful but rather distant fantasy. However, when Terry’s father sadly passed away and left the couple a sum of money, they were granted the opportunity to transform their vision into reality. “We wanted to do something really special with my father’s money,” explains Terry. “So we decided to buy a plot of land.”

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The December 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: • A unique modular home (page 20) • How to get basement extensions right (page 62) • 15 renovation ideas to add value and kerb appeal (page 66) • Will smart heating save you money? (page 73) • The latest woodburner trends and costs (page83) … and much more!
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