Whilst working in the Alps as a Ski Instructor and Mountain Guide, James Dealtry visited many of the luxurious chalets in the resort which blew him away. Their sheer beauty, and robustness, but also how well they fitted into the landscape really appealed to him, and he told himself that…
06 Mar 2018
David Rodgers and his wife Elizabeth fancied an outdoor living style and self-building on an existing plot of land, while living in the on-site bungalow, offered them the opportunity to create a contemporary open-plan home in 2016.
05 Jan 2018
Nestled on a Perthshire hillside is something quite special; Caorann – an ultra-energy-efficient contemporary self-build which stands out for its unique, sophisticated design and innovation. It’s not only beautiful, but smart, built to follow ‘Active House’ principles meaning it gives more than it takes, creating a healthy and comfortable environment…
Having previously tackled an extension on Jeremy and Hannah Witt’s Victorian semi-detached home, Architect David Nossiter was delighted when the pair informed him of their next venture.
31 Oct 2017
Robert Griffiths and his wife Hilary had been living within their eight-acre development in the idyllic village Ashford-in-the-Water for nine years before they decided to restore the 1000-year-old corn mill sited on the estate.
02 Oct 2017
The project for the refurbishment of a charming circa 16th-century farmhouse situated on the crest of a marvellous hill in the heart of Siena’s Chianti region in Tuscany, Italy, overlooking vineyards and woodland was the focus of architect practice, Lenzi + Baglini Architetti.
01 Sep 2017
Derry and Susan Young have built a stunning five-bedroom property in the picturesque Scottish Highlands featuring a ground source heat pump and solar thermal to provide 100% of the property’s heating and hot water needs.
27 Jul 2017
The idea of self-building one’s very own home is highly admired within the UK; with the idea of a dwelling suited to homeowners’ needs, inclusive of all amenities that have been tailored to personal specifications, gaining traction across the nation. The notion is so widespread that many self-builders are undertaking…
01 Mar 2017
As experienced self-builders, Richard and Jo Collings had high standards for their final project – a four-bedroomed, energy-efficient house in a conservation area within rural Warwickshire.
27 Sep 2016
With a shared passion for restoring properties to their former glory, Charlotte Thomson and Joey Auger couldn’t have imagined embarking on a more unconventional project – converting a public convenience into a coastal retreat.