Bespoke Chalet Bungalow Design

Stunning Scandia on a Sloping Site

This bespoke property is an impressive example of contemporary architecture whose construction on a sloping site produced many challenges. The project, ‘Little Mew’, is located in a pretty coastal village just outside the port city of Plymouth in Devon. Although the plot’s position on a hillside caused many obstacles for the self-builders, it also affords […]

Contemporary Bungalow

Contemporary Living in Cheshire

Having lived in and loved the South Manchester area for many years, Graham and his wife were sure they wanted to stay local when contemplating their next move. Fortunately, a property became available adjacent to their family home and they were able to acquire the building and accompanying land. Their initial idea had been to […]

Contemporary Bungalow

The House in the Hollow

At the end of a rural track, hidden within a wooded hollow, a stunning self-build bungalow sits seamlessly in its spectacular setting. The isolated forest location feels tranquil but is mere minutes from the commuter town of Sevenoaks in Kent, a short distance south-east of the capital. Both an idyllic and ideal site for Paul […]

Bungalow Self Build

Learning Curve

From the elevated position of their new terrace, Michael and Carolyn Lloyd glimpse their old house, and their old life, through the greenery that now surrounds them. They unwind in the warmth of the sun and the quiet of the countryside, appreciating how far they’ve come – metaphorically, of course, not physically. The Lloyds had […]

Baytree Front

Single Storey Stepping Stone

Dan and Kelly Edwards had built a life for themselves in Cranbrook, with their home and work based within the Kent town, when Kelly fell pregnant with twins. They quickly needed to upsize their home and were adamant that they wanted to stay in the area. Unfortunately, because of the desirable location, increased house prices […]

Brick Bungalow Build

Planning Persistence Pays Off

After living in the family home in Cheshire for over 30 years, Graham Clancy and his wife decided downsizing would be a sensible next step for them. Their daughters had flown the nest for lives down in London, leaving the couple feeling that their property was now too large for just the two of them. […]

Contemporary Chalet Bungalow

Contemporary Chalet Forever Home

Perseverance is key. This is what Steve and Margaret Pettett have learned from their self-build experience. After years of research, unsuccessful plot purchases and battles with planning, the couple are finally able to relax in their forever home. It would have been difficult to find a more ideal plot for them than the one they […]

Sea View Bungalow

From Past Memories to Future Requirements

After inheriting her Mother’s seaside residence, Mrs Le Febvre and her husband investigated the costs and elements involved in renovating the 1920s dwelling in order to bring it up to date, so they could move in. Unfortunately after receiving the results of a survey for the existing property it was decided it was not practical […]