Rob, who freely admits he likes a challenge, decided to self manage the project. Though the build took a long time, four years to be precise, it was worth it. One thing Rob said he would change is not beginning foundations in the middle of winter, as the heavy rain was very unhelpful!
The finished house is undoubtedly a Gransden. Dormer windows, overhanging eaves and exposed posts and beams all make up this characterful property. The exposed posts and beams that the Kybirds so loved in the show home carry through to the interior, and pair with areas of exposed brickwork to give the property a rustic feel. The décor is in understated, neutral tones that emphasise the richness of the wooden beams. At the rear, the garden room opens out onto a patio and large lawn reminiscent of a stately home.
It turns out Rob did a great job self managing the build. Not only does the house look beautiful, but he managed to stick to the budget. The completed house has been valued at £820k and is a testament to all the hard work.