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.

When architects David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill, the partners of Liddicoat & Goldhill, began market research for a separate private housing venture, little did they know they would discover the perfect plot for their own modest home.

Spiral House, self built by architect Jack Woolley, has been completed, turning the derelict garden of a Victorian terrace in Balham into a unique single-storey house.

Paul and Tina Tann have recently completed an ambitious restoration in East Malling, Kent, transforming a conventional 3-bedroom semi-detached property into a lavish and spacious home tailored to their passion for entertaining.

When Nick Leggett and his partner Sonja Johnson bought an old Methodist Chapel to convert, they recognised the potential to build another property beside it.

Renowned for his innovative use of timber cladding and cubic structures, architect Adam Knibb has transformed his own home thanks to a cubic extension.

Two separate projects for artists who have endeavoured to incorporate studios into their homes demonstrate the successful partnership of living and working.

The winners of the 2015 RIBA National Awards have been announced, where three self-build projects were among 37 UK buildings awarded for setting the standard for good architecture.

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