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Top of the leaderboard

For Mark Kingston, self building his own home proved to be a thoroughly satisfying and enjoyable experience, but living in the result has turned out to be even more fulfilling

THE KINGSTON FILE

NAMES Mark & Marjorie Kingston

OCCUPATIONS Retired

LOCATION Dornoch, Sutherland

TYPE OF BUILD Self build

STYLE Contemporary

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Timber frame

PLOT SIZE 1,781m2

LAND COST £152,500

BOUGHT 2012

HOUSE SIZE 239m²

PROJECT COST £416,750

PROJECT COST PER M2 £1,744

TOTAL COST £569,250

VAT RECLAIM £14,800

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED November 2013

BUILDING WORK TOOK 17 months

CURRENT VALUE £600,000

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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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