11 Sep 2020
Tullyorior School House is located near Corbet just outside Banbridge, County Down. The school was built in 1966 and closed in 1985. Michael Wallace’s father bought the property in the early 1990s and it lay empty for many years. Here, Michael tells i-Build how he brought the school back to…

Teachers Rachel and Jarlath McArdle are certainly no strangers to the world of self-building. Having completed their very own farmhouse-style project in rural Ireland next to their working dairy farm – where Jarlath also works as a farmer – their home is very much the epitome of country living –…

Life began at Filly Island in the 1700s, when this cottage was used to store the cart which the neighbouring mill’s horse dutifully pulled upstream. Flash forward to today, and the building has received an extraordinary transformation thanks to the dedication and determination of its current owner, Mouse Martin. The…

Jon and Victoria Oakley’s home, a former water tower – which served a prisoner-of-war camp and doubled as a secret communications hub during the Second World War – is currently listed for sale via OnTheMarket. Here, i-Build talks to Jon and his Architect, James Furzer of architectural design practice JFD,…

For Frank and Wendy Bradshaw, building their new home at Park Gwyn meant the fulfilment of a long-held ambition to return to St Stephen near St Austell. Frank had previously run a Cornish pasty factory in the area, and although the couple had moved away, they were excited to return…

04 Feb 2020
Located in the serene small Cornish village of Portloe, on the Roseland Peninsula, sits Nare’s Yard – the ultimate countryside escape built by the Pryor family.

16 Jan 2020
The Speakmans had lived in their High Wycombe home for more than 20 years when a property on their road came up for sale, offering the perfect chance for them to create their dream house. Keen to work with a company that could assist with everything from project management to…

27 Nov 2019
Jackie and John Smith had a clear idea of the home they wanted; modern and sustainable in design, modest in size and built to the highest standards. Here, Wendy Perring, Founder & Design Director at PAD Studio – the architect firm responsible for its design – talks i-build through the…

Richard and Debbie Heyes, a couple in their 50s who have worked for the past 25 years in the public sector, dramatically changed their lives when embarking on their own property venture in a conservation area in North Yorkshire.

For one family, a bespoke-designed oak frame from The Oak Designs Company ticked all the boxes in their quest to find a robust, elegant and spacious outhouse for an elderly family member.

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