Potton Self Builders - old

Below are a number of mini case studies from previous clients: please note that costs and valuations shown were correct at the time of build, which may be some years ago in a number of cases


Christina and John Horan

Horan's

Profession Phlebotomist and Hospital Chaplin
Location Gloucestershire
House Type Bespoke Bungalow
Cost £525,000 (Land £265,000, Build £260,000)
Valuation £750,000

Why Self Build? "It had always been our dream to design and build our own home and so when the opportunity came to buy a piece of land, with what we later found to be an asbestos build bungalow which we later demolished, we jumped at the chance. Christina had clear ideas of what she wanted and we both new this was a one-off opportunity that would see us throught the next 20 years."

Why Potton? "From the moment we spoke to Potton at the beginning of the project until we finish, the service we had from every part of the organisation could not have been better, put simply, it was quite outstanding"


 

Joan and Barry Van-Nierop

Profession Retired
Location Cheshire
House Type  5 Bedroom - "Waterford"
Cost £425,000 (land £184,000, build £241,000)
Valuation £750,000

 

Why Self Build: “Building your own home allows you to specify all sorts of details, and it’s such a rewarding experience that I’m sure this won’t be our last timber frame self-build"

Why Potton: Barry and his business partner Dennis had previously built a number of small developments of Potton timber framed houses and was very impressed with the speed of erection, high levels of insulation and quality finishes.


 

Maggie and Roger Smith

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Profession Full time Mother & Retired Executive
Location Herefordshire
House Type
Bespoke Barn
Cost £500,000 (land - £0, build £500,000)
Valuation £1,200,000

Why Self Build? Following the sale of our large family home we wanted to complete a new home on the site of an existing bungalow. After 5 years of planning our overall vision of what we wanted was achieved.

Why Potton? “We have been here 2 years and there is nothing we would have done differently, Potton’s approach to supply, erection and service played a major part in helping us bring 5 years of planning to this very satisfactory conclusion.”


Angie and Jon Martin

Angie And Jon Martin

Profession Teacher / Warranty Officer
Location North Buckinghamshire
House Type
3 Bedroom - "Heritage"
Cost £250,000 (land £0, build £250,000)
Valuation £325,000

 

Why Self Build? Angie and Jon Martin already owned their land, as it was part of their garden in North Buckinghamshire. They decided to build a property with a modern twist, and chose the Heritage range from Potton. The project took them a total of 7 months to complete.

Why Potton? “We had been trying to get planning permission for 2 years but had failed at each hurdle so when Potton told us that they dealt with all aspects of planning and building regulations we were most relieved and our planning permission was granted on the first attempt, which shows that Potton actually know how to present plans effectively” 


 Bob and Joy Richardson

Bob And Joy Richardson

Profession Farmer & Wayleave Consultant
Location Bedfordshire
House Type 4 Bedroom - "WaresleyC" Bespoke
Cost £300,000 (land £0, build £300,000)
Valuation £500,000

 

Why Potton: Mr and Mrs Richardson chose the Waresley design - the "WareseleyC" and worked with the Potton team to create their own bespoke version. The house takes advantage of the exposed post and beams to create a stunning vaulted area and a feature inglenook fireplace

"If I were to put my finger on one thing we like over everything else, it would have to be the kitchen and the sunroom, which have lovely views over open farmland"


Chris and Helen Kessling

Chris And Helen Kessling

Profession Barrister and Housewife
Location Leicestershire
House Type 4 Bedroom - "Caxton"
Cost £305,000 (land £200,000, build £105,000)
Valuation £750,000

 

Why Self Build: "Having renovated a number of houses we felt it was the perfect opportunity to design a home practically and aesthetically which we wanted to live in. We wanted a good family home which flowed from room to room and which was light and airy."

Why Potton: "The net result for us were attractive designs which we could alter to taste, professional staff, a company with an excellent reputation with its own factory and good value for money."


Louise and Simon Sturdy

P1020735

Profession Company Director & Teacher
Location Wiltshire / Dorset border
House Type Bespoke 3 storey Rectory
Cost £380,000 (land inherited, build £380,000)
P1020735Valuation £850,000+

 

Why Self Build: "We welcomed the challenge to self-manage the project, but there were people we could ask for help such as the handmade specials team at York Handmade Bricks who are a Potton approved supplier…and of course Potton themselves who gave us the confidence to go for it. We would do it again, although we love the house we have built and we would possibly never find a better location."

Why Potton: “Potton gave us the confidence in their design and support advice to project-manage our self-build”


Mr and Mrs Read

Read

Profession Engineer/Developer
Location Dorset
House Type 5 Bedroom -  "Barn"
Cost £0 (land £0, build £0)
Valuation £500,000

 

Why Self Build: Bricks and mortar have always been a sound investment. But it was a genuine concern for the environment coupled with a keen interest in all things DIY, which drove former engineer Peter Read to set himself up as an eco-friendly property developer.

Why Potton: It was while scanning the Internet for a suitable design that Peter came across timber-frame specialists Potton. He said: “As soon as I saw Potton’s stunning timber-framed barn range on their website I knew they were perfect for my project.”


Lynne and Steve Woolley

Woolley Ext 1

Profession School Assistant and Niche Vehicle Manager
Location Norfolk
House Type 4 Bedroom - "Heritage"
Cost £236,423 (land £78,000, build £158,423)
Valuation £500,000

 

Why Self Build: Thanks to the on going craze for renovation projects and property development that will make money , there are now fewer properties requiring proper renovation. It was this lack, which spurred on the Woolley's to take the plunge into self-build. Steve and Linda were looking for a property within a limited budget, which they could renovate into a family home for themselves and their two children

Why Potton: The Woolley's discovered Potton have their very own show centre in Bedfordshire, and decided on a visit to get some guidance and advice. It proved to be just the inspiration needed.  Linda said: “We both love houses that have character and as soon as we saw the beams, bricks, inglenook fireplaces and vaulted ceilings of the Gransden range, we just fell in love with it straight away.”


Joan and Barry Van-Nierop

Joan And Barry Van -Nierop

Profession Retired
Location Cheshire
House Type  5 Bedroom - "Waterford"
Cost £425,000 (land £184,000, build £241,000)
Valuation £750,000

 

Why Self Build: “Building your own home allows you to specify all sorts of details, and it’s such a rewarding experience that I’m sure this won’t be our last timber frame self-build"

Why Potton: Barry and his business partner Dennis had previously built a number of small developments of Potton timber framed houses and was very impressed with the speed of erection, high levels of insulation and quality finishes.