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Rise to the challenge

Simon and Nicola Wells overcame the odds to self build an award-winning new country home that makes the most of its breathtaking setting
PHOTOS JEREMY PHILLIPS

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NAMES Simon & Nicola Wells

OCCUPATIONS Company director & nurse

LOCATION Sheffield

TYPE OF PROJECT Self build

STYLE Contemporary

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Block, stone and steel

PROJECT ROUTE Self-project managed alongside architect

PLOT SIZE 0.25 acres

LAND COST £200,000

BOUGHT 2014

HOUSE SIZE 150m²

PROJECT COST £350,000

PROJECT COST PER M2 £2,333

TOTAL COST £550,000

VAT RECLAIM £12,000

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED April 2015

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Build It is Britain’s longest running self build magazine. Each issue is packed full of inspirational and informative readers’ homes, as well as expert advice on issues from budgets and planning to project management and design. This month: - Smart homes for every budget - Timber frame FAQ - Choosing outbuildings - How to maximise your mortgage chances - Guide to finding land