390 sqm / 4200 sq ft
Architectural Design, Planning & Building Regs & Building Structure
Self building had been a longstanding dream of Hannah and Charlie Warboys. They bought a house in Cambridgeshire in 2011 and were considering renovating it when they realised a makeover was never going to be the same as building their own home from scratch. In their own words, they wanted a house and layout without compromise, and only self building could offer that.
They visited the Potton Show Centre in St Neots and were quickly swayed by Potton’s offering of a comprehensive package service from planning to build. They began in July 2018 and self managed their build, living in a static caravan onsite for the build duration to enable things to run as smoothly as possible.
By August 2019, the Warboys’ brand-new Potton home was complete. The home has a symmetrical front elevation with striking red brick. To the rear, a first-floor Juliet balcony and huge ground-floor sliding door open up the internal space to the garden. Inside, the floorplan prioritises circulation space. The vaulted ceiling directly over the front door benefits from two roof lights which open up the hall and first-floor landing space. A generous open-plan kitchen and living area is accessed through double doors.
The Warboys' were able to stay well under budget. At £1.5 million, the home’s completion value more than makes up for all their hard work, as does the magnificent finished home.
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Attending our Self Build Academy courses, which this couple described as 'Fantastic' and highly recommended for anyone considering a self build, retired banker Bob and his wife Mandy, a retired GP, turned a holiday let into a fantastic self-build project which became their main home.
Potton collaborated with the family to draw up plans that would make every last bit of home space work to the family’s advantage. Planning was passed (after a few tweaks to the plans) and work began.
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.
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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.