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From the ground up

Barry and Jenny Tape have transformed a dilapidated coastal bungalow into a spacious and highly practical family home

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NAMES Barry & Jenny Tape

OCCUPATIONS Chartered architectural technologist & doctor

LOCATION St Agnes, Cornwall

TYPE OF BUILD Renovation & extension

STYLE 1980s bungalow with contemporary addition

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Traditional block with cavity

PROJECT ROUTE Self-project managed

PLOT SIZE 0.35 acres

PROPERTY COST £350,000

BOUGHT May 2015

HOUSE SIZE 340m²

PROJECT COST £231,500

PROJECT COST PER M2 £680

TOTAL COST £581,500

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED September 2015

BUILDING WORK TOOK 34 months

CURRENT VALUE £850,000

Barry and Jenny Tape spent the best part of a year hunting for a renovation project that suited the needs of their growing family. As a chartered architectural technologist, Barry had always liked the idea of taking on a scheme o. This own, but living in sought-after St Agnes, Cornwall, meant opportunities like this were scarce on the ground.

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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!