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Low maintenance MODERN HOME

Having been unsuccessful in their search for a smaller property, Warwick and Lyn Wilson realised their garden offered the perfect space to self-build their dream home
The Wilsons have built their new house next door to their previous property

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NAMES Warwick & Lyn Wilson

OCCUPATIONS Retired & housewife

LOCATION Hertfordshire

TYPE OF PROJECT Self-build

STYLE Contemporary vernacular

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Brick & block

PROJECT ROUTE Architect-designed & owners project managed alongside main contractor

PLOT SIZE 1.5 acres

LAND COST Already owned (plus extra land for £50,000)

HOUSE SIZE 276m2 (plus 82m2 annex)

PROJECT COST £619,394 (plus £64,169 for annex)

PROJECT COST PER M2 £2,244

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED June 2015

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In the May edition of Build It magazine, you'll find a wealth of inspiration and advice for your self-build, renovation or extension project, including: - Cover house: A traditional-style new home on a garden plot (p20) - Kitchen design ideas (p72) - Does solar battery storage make sense? (p74) - Driveway design ideas (p80) - Complete guide to loft conversions (p 84) - Modern glazed extensions (p98) - How to keep your project on budget (p110)