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Build It
November 2018
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Welcome
Excitement is at fever pitch in the Build It office
REGULARS
Extending into nature
The team at SOUP Architects designed a comprehensive
Camel Quarry House
This new build on the shores of the Camel Estuary in
Right to Build Task Force in Mid Devon
Mid Devon District Council has enlisted help from Teignbridge
Britons dissatisfied with their homes
According to research commissioned by Samsung, 49%
What’s on?
Sustainable custom build development in Essex
Village Makers has gained outline planning permission
need to know
Brexit is dominating every conversation at the moment
product news
Great shopping ideas for your custom home project
interiors notebook
Find inspiration in dark wood, earthy tones and salvaged looks to evoke a rustic chic feel in your home’s decorative scheme this winter
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Fantastic inspiration & expert advice for each
MAKING AN EXCEPTION
Could this plot offer one budding self-builder the chance to create his dream countryside home? Mike Dade sums up the chances of success
Land FOR SALE
It’s FREE to subscribe to Plot Search – the UK’s premier
Ask the EXPERTS
Essential advice on your problems with building, budgeting, DIY & planning from the most experienced names in the self-build industry
Self build mortgages
Looking for funding for your self-build project? Each month we round up the best deals from leading lenders – and update you on what you need to know about securing the right finance
next month…
Find out how Joe and Rachel Nicol embarked on a thorough
focus on:
We catch up with Lyn Poole, Secured by Design development officer, to learn about building safer homes and neighbourhoods
READERS’ HOMES
Planning for the future
It took over a decade for Peter and Donna Granger to secure planning permission on their green belt plot – but their impressive barn-style, Scandinavianinspired home shows perseverance pays off
small space big ideas
D’Arcy and Sarah Heath have added a two-storey extension and re-worked the interior layout of their London Victorian terrace to provide oodles of functional space
Playing the long game
Strict planning regulations meant self-builders William and Jess Ogg had to be patient when it came to developing their dream home in the countryside
Labour of love
Lisa and Alex Homer embarked on a 10-year rollercoaster of highs, lows and relentless hard work to bring a dilapidated country hall in North Yorkshire back to life
Built to last
Sharron and David Reetham overcame various challenges in the planning process to create a barn-style new rural home
Unique mirror-clad home extension
Anne and Peter Hughes enjoyed a slice of luck when
Stunning self-build on a sloping plot
When Jane and Mark Caterer bought a 1960s brick house
Modern vernacular oak frame home
Oak frame was the only option for the Pearses’ dream
A New England-inspired extension
The Thompsons had been planning to trade in suburban
New home captures spirit of self-build
Good research lays at the heart of Dennis and Maureen
Contemporary build on a heritage plot
When it comes to achieving the wow factor, John and
RENOVATION & BUILDING
How to self-build for under £200,000
Want to create your own home on a realistic budget? Chris Bates gives his 15 top tips to help you keep a lid on your construction costs
How to cost an entrance door
The Build It Estimating Service’s Adrian Wild takes a look at what you can expect to pay for this part of your project
Curved staircases
Not just a functional element connecting your home’s levels, a curved staircase can become a key architectural feature in your abode. Sofia Delgado looks at some awe-inspiring examples
Windows & energy efficiency
From the type of glazing to frame materials, Rebecca Foster outlines the key factors to consider when selecting your home’s fenestration
10 of the BEST KITCHEN TECH
From fridges with video monitors to dishwashers that re-order washing tablets for you, Sophie Vening reveals the latest gadgets to impress your guests
5 reasons to choose offsite construction
Rebecca Foster takes a look at the advantages of a premanufactured route to your new bespoke home
EXPERT HELP
Converting a Barn
Transforming an agricultural building could be the path to a bespoke home that’s packed with character. Opinder Liddar reveals the popular design features achievable with this route
How to get the best possible build quality
Make sure your project matches up to expectations with Mike Hardwick’s top tips
Designing a master bedroom
Architect Julian Owen offers expert insight into how to maximise the potential of your new suite
5 wow factor suites
Be inspired by our hand-picked selection of master bedrooms that are packed with practicality as well as design panache
Builders’ quotes: going out to tender
Unsure where to start when sourcing and comparing contractors’ quotes for your project? Tim Doherty offers his advice
Buying the right plot
Mike Dade shares his top tips for ensuring what looks like your ideal self-build site is the real deal