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Rural retreat

Bill and Sukie Barber had no intention of doing another self build, but when the perfect site came up they couldn’t resist
PHOTOS DOUGLAS GIBB

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NAMES Bill & Sukie Barber

OCCUPATIONS Owners of Unusually Good Food, which offers cookery experiences & charity fundraisers

LOCATION Scottish Borders

TYPE OF PROJECT Self build

STYLE Contemporary

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Traditional post & beam

PROJECT ROUTE Employed building company for construction & homeowner project managed

ORIGINAL PROPERTY COST £355,000 (for smallholding, incl. existing house and land)

BOUGHT June 2013

HOUSE SIZE 85m²

PROJECT COST £171,500

PROJECT COST PER M2 £2,018

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The latest issue of Build It, Britian's first magazine for self builders and renovators, is packed full of practical advice, inspiring readers' homes and expert guidance on everything from planning and design through to budgets and specificying materials. In the June 2019 edition: - Build It's Self Build Education House: We're building next door to Grand Designs The Street! - Complete guide to planning success - Cost-saving secrets for home renovations - Extension cost guide - Roofs: Repair or replace - Building an oak home ... and much more!