The idea of building their very own house first crossed the minds of Clare and Joe Hughes in 2013. When the pair decided it was time to move on from their previous home, they encountered…
Published in Rural Retreat
This month, we talk to first-time self-builder and self-proclaimed Scandi/industrial design addict Joanna Fletcher. If you’re following Joanna on Instagram, you’ll be all too familiar with her and husband, Sam’s, positively inspirational home transformation and…
Published in Innovative Homes
When Joseph and Emily Bonar completed their first self-build project back in 2011, they thought it would be their last. However, flash forward 10 years, and the Bonars have just completed another project. Having well…
Published in Rural Retreat
We’ve all heard of the old saying ‘measure twice, cut once’ but according to recent data from leading online builders’ merchant CMOStores.com, failing to double-check you have ordered everything you need for your project is…
Published in Structural elements
Hannah Pike and her partner, Phil, took a huge leap of faith in 2017 when they left London’s Hackney for the Peak District’s rolling hills. Having purchased one-third of an acre in Derbyshire’s High Peak,…
Published in Rural Retreat
After 10 years of city life in London and renovating their previous home in Hackney, Nick and Tara Jordan wanted to relocate to the countryside and take on a bigger project. With backgrounds in architecture…
Published in Rural Retreat
After her parents built their own home in 2001, Emma McMullan wanted to follow in their footsteps. Based on the north coast of Northern Ireland, Emma and her husband, Mark, always dreamed of countryside living…
Published in Innovative Homes
In these difficult and disruptive times, CMOStores.com’s commitment to ensuring its customers can get what they need, when they need it, has put the builders’ merchant in a strong position to continue to respond to…
Published in i-scape
The introduction of the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) in 2018 means all new builds must adhere to a minimum level of energy efficiency. A positive move from the UK Government, it has led…
Published in i-build
Those that closely follow Channel 4’s Building the Dream may recall Charlie Luxton profiling Cambridgeshire-based husband-and-wife self-build duo Rob and Sarah Collard back in 2018. Their ambitious build, aptly named Collard Towers, was designed entirely…
Published in Rural Retreat
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