Although Etienne Patterson and his wife Katie had always harboured the ambition to build their own house, the trigger for doing so was his parents’ future.

John Churchett wanted some additional living space for his growing daughter. Having completely paid off the mortgage on his two-bedroomed single-storey home in East Sussex, John did not anticipate there being any problem with raising finance when he decided to extend his house.

To fulfil his long-held ambition of designing and building his own home, Heinz Richardson, an Architect at Jestico + Whiles, set about building House 19, an architecturally stunning and sustainable building, which has most recently been recognised by RIBA for the South Award.

When Architect, Bernard Tulkens, bought his home in Hackney, there was a piece of land at the bottom of his garden accessed by a gate. From the outset, Bernard knew it was an ideal infill plot for a self-build scheme, with direct access to the roadside and in a residential…

To meet the growing needs of their growing family, Tania and Mike Voaden have transformed their stylish home into a spacious, light and airy family abode.

After having spent many years financing large-scale social and private housing, Ken Cox, and his wife Helen, were confident that they could finally take on the challenge of building their own unique home.

For many self-builders, their ambition to self-build is driven by the desire to have full control over their dream home and the choices that come with it. For Brian Murray, his vision for a traditional Arts and Crafts home inspired his journey from start to finish.

Despite initial reservations, Tan Jeraj realised the renovation potential of a small and dated bungalow in Mitcham, London, and transformed it into a spacious, long-term family home.

When the owners of an architectural new build in Richmond wanted to refresh their home’s interiors, they turned to Holloways of Ludlow to redesign the tired looking scheme and modernise the function of the house to suit their lifestyle.

When Nick Oldridge and his family found their perfect plot, a disastrous discovery turned them from hopeful renovators into fully-fledged self-builders overnight.

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