Potton wins at Build It Awards
We're delighted to announce Potton has been announced as the winner in the Best Custom Build category in this years Build It Awards!
The Build It Awards 2016 in association with BuildStore celebrates all aspects of self build and renovation including completed projects, products, services and suppliers. The awards will bring together architects, manufacturers and key industry figures in recognition of innovation and excellence in the custom home sector.
Potton was a finalist for the Best Timber Frame homes category and won the Best Custom Build Award on the night.
Shortlisted - Best Timber Frame Home
‘Inspired by the Wickhambrook Barn’ – Brian & Loveday Ellis, Hampshire
Professor Brian and Loveday Ellis found their idyllic plot in Hampshire and decided to build a barn, inspired by our Wickhambrook show home.
Convinced by reading about the logic of self build in respect of value for money and actually getting the house they wanted, they came across Potton in one of the magazines and took their first trip to Potton’s self build centre at St Neots near Cambridge where they immediately liked the Potton Wickhambrook barn, one of 5 show homes Potton have to browse.
Brian and Loveday both worked with Potton Self Build Consultant Sean Adams, who helped them achieve their main aims, which were to orientate the house in a way that it would actually be a mirror image of the original show home they’d visited at St Neots. They also changed the utility room and plant room layouts and increased the size of bedrooms, 1, 3 and 4 as well as the sitting room-
“This brought the house up to 3169 square feet or 295 square metres” says Brian.
The full case study and video case study of this inspiring build are coming soon.
Winner - Best Custom Build Project
Custom Build by Potton has evolved significantly since our initial scheme at French Fields in 2014. We now have multiple custom build projects across the UK, with many more in the pipeline. The Custom Build by Potton model is more innovative and offers a new approach to developing land and making plots available for Custom Build developments around the UK.
Speaking about the prestigious win, Paul Newman, Potton's Self Build Director commented:
'We have put a lot of thought and time into developing and refining our Custom Build model to make sure it works for all stakeholders. We believe we have something where everyone wins and are delighted that our efforts have been recognised with this award. We look forward to help many more families design and construct their dream home.'
Custom Build by Potton places land owners as our ‘primary customer’. Potton then works in partnership with these land owner customers to secure outline planning permissions thereby adding considerable value to their land asset. We have custom build opportunities across the country – click here to find out more.