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Demolish & rebuild

Knocking down a property to build your dream home in its place could be the best route to finding your ideal patch of land. Tim Doherty explains why
Max and Diana Aiken have built a stunning contemporary two-bedroom home on more or less the same footprint as the 1950s bungalow (top left) that previously sat on the plot. The site lies within a green belt and has a slope, as well as impressive views towards a valley. Andrew Wood Associates ( prepared the plans and secured planning consent, and Designscape Architects ( developed the scheme through the detailed design and construction phases. The budget was £496,000 and the house was completed in December 2014
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The April edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make a success of your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project – including: • A stunning oak frame lodge in a woodland setting (page 22) • How to build a healthy home (page 58) • Upgrading your home's insulation (page 68) • Dealing with planning rejections (page 111) • How to get realistic quotes (page 115) … and more!