335m2 / 3606 sq ft
Architectural Design, Planning & Building Regs, Building Structure, Potton Package
Christina and Chris Hughes' self-build journey started way back in 2000, when they visited the Potton Self Build Centre at St Neots for the first time and fell in love with the Gransden show house. They decided there and then that, one day, they'd build one for themselves.
Now in 2019 the story is slightly different! The Hugheses are now firmly settled in their modified Wickhambrook Barn in the middle of Kent. The barn design was more fitting to the plot and the surrounding area, and gave Chris and Christina the light, airy, spacious house they dreamed of.
Chris Hughes wrote a book about his self-build adventure - Self Build Insight
Self-Build Insight is a new book written to give ‘budding’ self-builders insight in to the process of managing a successful self-build project.
The book charts the journey of a couple who do not have a building background and shows how great things can be achieved with a little perseverance, determination and planning.
It illustrates that anyone can undertake a successful self-build if they assemble the right team around them. This guide helps you understand the level of commitment needed to be successful and the many decisions it is necessary to make in order to stay one step ahead.
Explore More Case Studies
Discover a sample of the homes that we can offer, and get some inspiration for your own self-build with Potton.
The Newhams have created a beautiful open-plan home in Northamptonshire. Their plot came with outline planning permission and an impressive outdoor swimming pool which the couple were determined to keep.
Working closely with Potton designers, the Leese family were able to meet planning requirements while building a home that would be a delight to live in.
Visit our Show Centre
Visit the Potton Self Build Show Centre in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Get inspiration for your home by exploring our five fully furnished show houses, each with their own unique design characteristics. Speak with our on-site self build consultants to discuss your project, whether you're looking for a plot, need a design, or you're ready to build.