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If you’ve not yet seen Grand Designs: The Street… where have you been?! The new TV show, which airs Thursday evenings on Channel 4, follows the journeys of the first 10 pioneers on the Graven Hill self build development. This council-enabled scheme, with over 1,000 individual plots available, represents a hugely exciting template for revolutionising our housing market by helping more people to realise high-quality bespoke homes at affordable prices.

Regular readers will know that Build It magazine is undertaking its own reallife project at Graven Hill; and our Self Build Education House will be right next door to The Street. In fact, I’ve already been lucky enough to meet some of our future neighbours and discuss our various experiences of the self build journey in person. Turn to page 64 to get the latest update on our progress on site, learn about our project partners and read a refresher of why we decided to build at Graven Hill – and get the full lowdown at

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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!