Welcome to our blog.

This blog will follow the ultimate in home improvement: demolish and rebuild!

This is our starting point: a 1930s bungalow. While not a bad house; it is too small for us with three teenage children so what should we do? A full storey extension versus complete rebuild - ultimately the stronger eco-credentials and more certain finances of a new-build helped to guide our choice.

For a number of years we've been trying to find the right route for us to build an eco-friendly, low energy home. We tried various architects and building companies and have eventually settled with a German prefabricated build. The new house will be nearly to passivhaus standards (but not quite due to budget constraints). In any case, the house will be heavily insulated and airtight.

As a family, we have not built a house before so everything is new and exciting but the risk of making a mess of things is quite high!

This blog aims to outline the day to day steps involved in our build.

Monday, 1 April 2013

FYI

The house has been performing well, generating a profit so we are effectively a net No-bills home!
You may want to check out Build It magazine, April 2013 for more pictures.

3 comments:

  1. These blogs are valuable because these are providing such informative information for all the people.Ernestine

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  2. Hi

    My wife and I are looking into doing a self build similar to yours. Do you mind me asking what the cost of the kit was please?

    And was it just the shell?

    Thanks
    ps - lovely house! :)

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