Real Self-builds

Whether you aspire to create a sleek modernist home, recreate a traditional barn conversion or build a Georgian-style house, this section of Real Homes will stir your imaginations.

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The Only Way Is Up - Real...

The owners of this three-floor industrial building added another storey to make the most of the fantastic views Now why would Sarah and Robin...Read More
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Modernist Concrete – Real...

The owners of this home turned their back on victoriana and wholeheartedly embraced modernism and concrete Back in 1999, when she was expecting her...Read More
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Clapham Eco House – Real...

Building a house with serious eco-credentials doesn’t have to mean scrimping on style and comfort Will Anderson and Ford Hickson's quirky and stylish...Read More
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Thatched Cottage - Real Homes

The original cottage burned down uninsured, but the owners didnt loose heart – they rebuilt their dream home There are a fair few horseshoes hanging in...Read More
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Farm House - Real Homes

This striking building was once an abandoned farm that everyone else had given up on It’s not a house that puts its arms round you and gives you a...Read More

 

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Essential Build Planning

Ted Stevens discusses if you fail to prepare... then you should prepare to...
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An eco-friendly countryside...

Jane and Ian McClintock’s sustainable build project has created a home that suits...
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A show-stopping self-build

Graham Phillips spent 33 years working with architect Norman Foster, but it was...
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A modern house on the Dorset...

Mike and Diane Smith thought their home of 40 years was forever, until the idea of a...
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A buyer's guide to windows

If you are considering replacing your current windows or designing a new home,...
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10 years of Kloeber

Kloeber UK Ltd, recognised market leader in folding sliding doors and bespoke...
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Self Build Zone: Insurance

Is your home covered? The right type of insurance is critical for your peace of...
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Meisterstueck-HAUS

Meisterstueck-HAUS, a 110-year-old German pre-manufacturing company which has been...
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A Maida Vale apartment...

A Maida Value apartment renovation Warren and Claire Johnson transformed a badly...