Case study

Gunn Self Build Case Study



Floor Area

200m² / 2153ft²

Completion Date

August 2017


Architectural Design, Planning & Building Regs, Building Structure, Potton Package

A Potton self build is the obvious choice for people wishing to maximise value for money and creative control. With unlimited customisation options and comprehensive pricing that regularly adds phenomenal value to a plot of land, it's easy to see why people chose Potton.

For Steve and Pip Gunn, these were their reasons for choosing us. Used to the 'vertical living' of a townhouse, they approached us wanting lots of open space, future proofing, and a means to make the most of the sun in the Peterborough 'self-build street' the plot resides in.

One of the convincing factors for the Gunns wasn't just our bespoke service but also our comprehensive approach. They saw our ability to offer them a planning approval application service as a major bonus.

The finished design takes inspiration from mountain lodges and barns synonymous with beautiful countryside and incorporates the space and future proofing requirements that Pip and Steve wanted.

Their home has masses of glass, so the Gunns can capture the full benefits of the sun during the summer months whilst enjoying thermal benefits long into the winter.

Velux windows and subtle solar paneling enhance the home’s ability to be a contributor to its own efficiency.

The dark roofing with long and elegant lines flow into beautiful light walls, giving the home a distinctly juxtaposed elegance.

Potton are on hand every step of the way. We offer both choice and guidance, which the Gunns found invaluable, taking advantage of some of the self build workshops we regularly host at our Self Build Academy. 

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