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Living in a barn

Reading self build magazines convinced Brian and Love day Ellis that creating their own dream home from scratch in a quiet Hampshire village was the way forward

THE ELLIS FILE

NAMES Brian & Loveday Ellis

OCCUPATIONS Retired surgeon & retired practice nurse

LOCATION Hampshire

TYPE OF BUILD Self build

STYLE Barn

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Timber frame

PLOT SIZE 0.85 acres

LAND COST £525,000

BOUGHT 2014

HOUSE SIZE 376m² (incl. 81m2 garage)

PROJECT COST £759,155

PROJECT COST PER M² £2,019

TOTAL COST £1,284,155

VAT RECLAIM £5,100

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED September 2014

BUILDING WORK TOOK 12 months

CURRENT VALUE £1,500,000

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The March 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 traditional timber frame house on a quiet Hampshire plot (page 22) • How to build an oak frame home on a budget (page 68) • What you need to know about underfloor heating (page 75) • Windows for renovations (page 78) • How to combine renewables (page 86) • Adding wow factor (page 92) • Common renovation mistakes (page 104) … and more!
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