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The high life

Discover how Martin Sherring and Penny Edwards have self built an ultra-efficient, lowbills Passivhaus for retirement that supports their eco principles as much as their love of traditional craftsmanship and the great outdoors

THE SHERRING & EDWARDS FILE

NAMES Martin Sherring & Penny Edwards

OCCUPATIONS Retired

LOCATION Ross-shire

TYPE OF PROJECT Self build

STYLE Contemporary

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Timber frame

PLOT SIZE 5.5 acres

LAND COST £280,000

BOUGHT 2009

HOUSE SIZE 180m2

PROJECT COST £310,000

PROJECT COST PER M2 £1,722

TOTAL COST £590,000

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED February 2012

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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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