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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A buyer's guide to windows

If you are considering replacing your current windows or designing a new home,...
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Metrotile Product Profile - The...

Metrotile Lightweight Roofing has started 2014 with an exciting new content-rich...
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Riverside new-build

Steve Clarke and Amanda Boot's ingenious home by the Thames in Surrey rests on a...
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The help of an Interior...

Mark and Sally Wnek enlisted the help of interior designer Sue Timney to help them...
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Plots Without Planning Consent

As a general rule there’s no use buying a plot of land without planning...
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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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Challenging new-build

Don't be fooled by this fortress-like exterior: the walls conceal a light and...
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A Coach House renovation

Eoin Foyle loves a good party. As the owner of a live-music venue in Dublin, it’s...
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Matchbox Architects shortlisted...

Matchbox Architects have been shortlisted for Best Individual New Homes in their...
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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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