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Climbing the rockface

Keith and Mairi O’Connor’s new build home, inspired by Japanese pavilions and the surrounding Scottish landscape, is all about creating a place where they can enjoy the beautiful Lochaber sea views
Keith and Mairi were keen to create a house that blended well with the natural surroundings

THE O’CONNOR FILE

NAMES Keith & Mairi O’Connor

OCCUPATIONS Retired executive & retired charity worker

LOCATION Lochaber

TYPE OF PROJECT Self build

STYLE Contemporary

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Timber frame

PLOT SIZE 1.5 hectares

LAND COST Already owned

HOUSE SIZE 200m²

PROJECT COST £315,000

PROJECT COST PER M2 £1,575

TOTAL COST £315,000

VAT RECLAIM £6,300

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The May edition of Build It magazine brings you all the inspiration & practical advice you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget, including: • A stunning light-filled contemporary bungalow transformation (page 20) • Discover the right build system for your project (page 60) • Choose a modern front door (page 71) • A complete guide to loft conversions (page 80) • Top tips for your lighting design (page 90) • Common plot issues and how to overcome them (page 97) • Dealing with damp (page 103) … and more!
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