In The Press

Browse a selection of magazine articles featuring Potton self build homes and see what our customers say about working with Potton.


buildbeautiful Issue 1

Take a look inside the debut magazine by Potton.

'buildbeautiful' includes five inspirational case studies from Potton self builders, a look over the news and events from our 50th year celebrations.

Start your self build journey with Potton and achieve your very own Beautifully Tailored home.

Build It March - Ellis cover

Build It - March 2017

Living in a barn

Reading self build magazines convinced Brian and Loveday Ellis that creating their own dream home from scratch in a quiet Hampshire village was the way forward.

Featured in Build It Magazine

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Selfbuild & Design - March 2017

Plain sailing

Roy and Gill Dance completed a successful self build in West Sussex, on time and on budget, despite Roy being abroad for long periods as the skipper of a luxury yacht.

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Cornwall Life - February 2017

From a Hovel to a Home

Michelle and Andrew Earle took up the challenge to build their own home in Cornwall, but not without doing their research first

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Selfbuild & Design - January 2017

Worth the 30 year wait

First-time selfbuilders Charles and Georgina Serafini have built a timber-framed
home for their retirement, carrying out much of the work on a DIY basis.

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Build It November 2016 - Gibbons

Generation game

Family ties and a determined approach brought the Gibbons closer together in their bid to create a cosy, characterful new home.

Featured in Build It Magazine

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Build It July 2016 - Scrivens

A Modern Cottage

After a friend offered to sell them an idyllic rural plot, Chris and Ellie Scrivens decided to grab the opportunity to create a heritage-inspired three-bedroom property that’s fit for contemporary living.

Featured in Build It Magazine

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Build It January 2016 - Sawyer

History Repeating

Experienced self builders Eric and Jean Sawyer successfully created a family home
three decades ago; now they’ve done it all over again, downsizing to a plot next door.

Featured in Build It Magazine

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Homebuilding & Renovating January 2016 - Baker

Richard & Chrissie Baker's new timber frame self built home on the Isle of Man is a triumph of determination and inspiration...

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Selfbuild & Design January 2016 - Pope & Bird

Building two homes at the same time can have advantages, even when tinged with personal sadness, as Jean Bird and Geoff Pope discovered...

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Build It September 2015 - Setterfield

The beauty of compromise

A tricky site next to a listed property meant that Graham and Mo Setterfield had to review their plans, and they’re very pleased that they did as they’ve created a home that adapts to their changing needs...

November 2015 cover

25 Years of Homebuilding & Renovating

Congratulations to Homebuilding & Renovating on its 25th anniversary. Last year Potton celebrated 50 years supplying self-build homes — so we understand the benefits of experience...

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Build It June 2015 - King

Starting Over

It took two years for the Kings to turn on to the idea of self building – but just six months to knock down the existing house and replace it with a characterful New England-style bungalow.

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County Life

A New Generation of Show Home...

Sandy based self-build specialist Potton is building a brand new Passivhaus show home at it’s Self Build Show Centre in St Neots, Cambs. And thanks to a series of live events planned throughout it’s construction, visitors will be able to watch the new show home come to life.

Build It March 2015 - Collins

Build It March 2015 - Collins

Raise the Roof

Liam and Helen Collins’ sizeable contemporary home has given every member of the family their own space..

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The Best Potton Home Article

Simon & Louise Sturdy, moved from a two-bedroomed flat in London to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, wanted their children to enjoy the same rural lifestyle they did. And that included never-forgotten features from Louise’s own childhood home, which Potton incorporated into the design.

Build It November 14

Build It - Collins

Tailor Made..

The time was right for the Collins to fulfil their 40 year dream to self build their own home. After over coming the British weather and planning issues, their journey could really begin..


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Bespoke Beauty

A contemporary highly-glazed Bungalow by Potton

John and Christina Horan's bespoke Potton timber-framed home was designed to resemble a modest bungalow at the front, with a high-glazed rear façade.

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Self Build & Design - May 14, The Deeks

Georgian Style

Gill and Barry Deeks have built a period-style home which combines traditional good looks with modern comforts and convenience.

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A luxury waterfront retreat

Just imagine...a home on the banks of the River Thames

When Bill and Angie Jenkins decided the home they’d lived in for the last ten years wasn’t the one they wanted to spend the next ten years in, but the idyllic riverside location in Staines was the only place they wanted to be, there was just one thing to do...

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Self Build & Design - Whitehouse

Contemporary Cottage

Carole and Andy Whitehouse bought the house next door and replaced it with an energy efficient, timberframed cottage which took just five months to build.

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A selection of Potton case studies

Take a look around three super-efficient bespoke homes...

From a charming country cottage to an eco-friendly contemporary dwelling, the self builds in the special edition of BuildIt are completely different in terms of aesthetics, but all have somthing in common - they were constructed using timber frame from Potton.

Take a look inside....

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Bedfordshire Life

Live the dream of Self Build..

Potton is celebrating 50 years in business and from humble beginnings, has evolved into one of the largest self-build organisations in the UK.

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Wye Valley - The Llewellyns

Through the Keyhole... A new roost in Herefordshire

Mair and Gordon Llewellyn had been living in Camarthen in West Wales for 32 years when they decided to up sticks and build themselves a new home where they could be nearer to their daughter.

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Pooling resources

Two generations combining to self build...

When two generations of the Wilson family found neither could afford a self build, they did what families do – they pulled together to create a stunning home.

Wisdom Cover

Build It - Wisdom

See how the Wisdoms made the most of their space...

When the Wisdoms found out about a potential plot in their local village, they wasted no time in designing a home that would suit their needs and please the planners.

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The Wards - Berkshire Life

Light, glass & glamour...

Just imagine building your own family palace. That's exactly what Mark and Liz Ward chose to do, and Berkshire Life took a tour of their beautifully tailored Potton home.

BuuildIt Feb13

Build It - Coopers

The Coopers didn't want something off-the-shelf, they wanted a bespoke design

Cliff and Shena Cooper found the perfect countryside location to build a peaceful retreat packed with interesting architectural features.

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Callerton Kitchen Designs for Potton's Ruskin show home

Callerton have recently updated the kitchen in Potton's amazing Ruskin show house which is on permanent display at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon

To demonstrate how individual each kitchen can be Callerton have taken the footprint and layout of the Ruskin show house and designed this in various contrasting layouts and styles.