They opted for the full Potton service, including the Weathertight Package and a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) system. An air-source heat pump added to the Phillips’ list of renewables. They also took advantage of Potton’s architectural and planning service which they found to be first class. Having weathered the disruption of the pandemic, which halted all build progress for 2 months, the build was finally completed in January 2021. The guidance offered by the Potton’s contract manager, Steve Tozer was absolutely invaluable in keeping them on track.
The Phillips’ completed home is a testament to their patience and organisation while self managing. Its front and rear elevations are finished in an attractive pale grey render with a slate grey roof, with grey concrete weatherboarding wrapping the side elevations. Two dormer windows sit either side of the front porch. At the exterior, bi-folding doors open up the living area to the beautiful garden. A full height gable window with Juliette balcony to the vaulted master bedroom is a striking feature point to the rear elevation.