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Family ties and a determined approach brought the Gibbons closer together in their bid to create a cosy, characterful new home
The red brick and pantile finish was specified by the planners to ensure the house would fit into the local setting

THE GIBBONS FILE

NAMES Terry & Teresa Gibbons

OCCUPATIONS Engineer & retired

LOCATION Lincolnshire

TYPE OF BUILD Self build

STYLE Classic rectory

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Timber frame

PLOT SIZE 0.25 acres

LAND COST Already owned

HOUSE SIZE 191m2

PROJECT COST £240,000

PROJECT COST PER M2 £1,257

TOTAL COST £313,000

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED February 2014

BUILDING WORK TOOK One year

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