CASE STUDY - ELLIS

At Potton, we know that some people just have to see it, touch it, walk around it before they truly understand the value of a Potton self build. This is precisely why we have 5 self build show homes for budding self builders to explore and derive inspiration from.
 
This is exactly what happened with Brian and Loveday Ellis when they watched us build our “Wichambrook” show home. They loved the process so much, they wanted their self build to be inspired by Wichambrook.
 
Following further visits (including a visit to our factory) the couple fell in love with the Potton way and committed to their own self build project with Potton. Our designer, Sean was able to design a mirror image of our show home with some layout customisation and an increase in overall size. Planning permission was swiftly passed (even with the 45% size increase) and work began.

Like so many of our customers, the Ellis’ reported back to us that it was so exciting to watch the timber frame being erected. This process often forms the happiest memories of people’s self building journey as they are able to see their dreams spring to life from the designs in a very short space of time.

Location:
Hampshire
Land Cost:
£525,000
Build Cost:
£759,000 (built to extremely high spec)
Completion Value:
£1.5-1.7m
Floor Area:
376m2 / 4048 sq ft
Completion Date:
August 2015
Potton:
Architectural Design, Planning & Building Regs, Building Structure, Potton Package
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The Ellis’ also took advantage of our endless customisations, regularly discovering they could tweak elements of the build. An example of this flexibility unique to Potton is when Brian discovered a recurring feature in the local aesthetic. Brian noticed that a lot of houses were built using a mixture of flint and brick, our designer listened to this, saw some of Brian's photographs of local houses and incorporated it as a predominant feature.

"We found everyone at Potton to be courteous and helpful. Our biggest thrill was seeing the timber frame being erected. We might even consider doing it again sometime, who knows!"   Brian Loveday
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