When in search of a comfortable, healthy, bespoke and energy-efficient home, Aberdeenshire couple Vic Kirwan and Teresa Green felt that a self-build was going to be the best way to achieve their criteria.

Stuart and Rosie Treasurer have radically transformed a 1960s bungalow in a leafy suburb in the Wirral, Merseyside, into a modern family home.

Sue Eakers had always wanted to build her own home. After fruitless years plot searching, by chance she came across the old school house in a conservation area in Bradninch, Devon, which had been granted planning permission for a two to three-bedroom, single-storey eco house.

Overlooking splendid views, this Kent property named ‘The Shack’ is more than meets the eye.

Richard Green, Managing Director of Deluxe Developers, has used his extensive knowledge of sustainable technologies to build his own truly energy-efficient family home.

When Phil Newbold and his wife, Joy, decided to embark on building their own low-energy house in County Durham, obtaining planning consent in a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty proved to be the biggest hurdle.

A local presentation in their hometown inspired Mr and Mrs Young to commission a two-bedroom single-storey bungalow built to Passivhaus standards.

04 Jun 2015
When a London couple were searching for a house in the country, they found the ideal plot, the only problem was the dated brick cottage that stood within it.

A Gloucestershire extension project has incorporated the refurbishment of a derelict gasworks, transforming it into a sensational contemporary annex for the nineteenth century home.

29 Jan 2015
Jane and Ian McClintock have built a modern home for retirement on the land of their family heirloom farmhouse.

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