In The Press
Browse a selection of magazine articles featuring Potton self build homes and see what our customers say about working with Potton.
Foundations for a New Life
Christine Anderson has built a barn inspired home on her former smallholding, building in future-proofing, which will enable her to remain there as she grows older.
The Modern Country Cottage
Despite a year-long battle with the planners to get the design right, Andrew and Toni Leese have built a stunning Cotswold stone home in Wiltshire, using a package build route from Potton.
Seeking a change after living in a renovated 16th-century cottage for eight years, Jane Holland and Tony Sargeant decided on a Potton timber frame self build for their modern new home.
Self build projects are normally demanding and stressful, especially if it’s your Irst
time. Nikki Scrivens had to cope with a bereavement in addition to all of the other challenges inherent to pursuing a dream home.
Roy and Gill Dance completed a successful self build in West Sussex, on time and on budget, despite Roy being abroad for long periods as the skipper of a luxury yacht.
From a Hovel to a Home
Michelle and Andrew Earle took up the challenge to build their own home in Cornwall, but not without doing their research first
Worth the 30 year wait
First-time selfbuilders Charles and Georgina Serafini have built a timber-framed
home for their retirement, carrying out much of the work on a DIY basis.
A Labour of Love
Richard & Chrissie Baker's new timber frame self built home on the Isle of Man is a triumph of determination and inspiration...
Twice as Nice
Building two homes at the same time can have advantages, even when tinged with personal sadness, as Jean Bird and Geoff Pope discovered...
The beauty of compromise
A tricky site next to a listed property meant that Graham and Mo Setterfield had to review their plans, and they’re very pleased that they did as they’ve created a home that adapts to their changing needs...
Congratulations to Homebuilding & Renovating on its 25th anniversary. Last year Potton celebrated 50 years supplying self-build homes — so we understand the benefits of experience...
It took two years for the Kings to turn on to the idea of self building – but just six months to knock down the existing house and replace it with a characterful New England-style bungalow.
A New Generation of Show Home...
Sandy based self-build specialist Potton is building a brand new Passivhaus show home at it’s Self Build Show Centre in St Neots, Cambs. And thanks to a series of live events planned throughout it’s construction, visitors will be able to watch the new show home come to life.
Raise the Roof
Liam and Helen Collins’ sizeable contemporary home has given every member of the family their own space..
Simon & Louise Sturdy, moved from a two-bedroomed flat in London to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, wanted their children to enjoy the same rural lifestyle they did. And that included never-forgotten features from Louise’s own childhood home, which Potton incorporated into the design.
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'buildbeautiful' includes five inspirational case studies from Potton self builders, a look over the news and events from our 50th year celebrations.
Start your self build journey with Potton and achieve your very own Beautifully Tailored home.
Carole and Andy Whitehouse bought the house next door and replaced it with an energy efficient, timberframed cottage which took just five months to build.
A luxury waterfront retreat
When Bill and Angie Jenkins decided the home they’d lived in for the last ten years wasn’t the one they wanted to spend the next ten years in, but the idyllic riverside location in Staines was the only place they wanted to be, there was just one thing to do...
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Gill and Barry Deeks have built a period-style home which combines traditional good looks with modern comforts and convenience.
A contemporary highly-glazed Bungalow by Potton
John and Christina Horan's bespoke Potton timber-framed home was designed to resemble a modest bungalow at the front, with a high-glazed rear façade.
Take a look around three super-efficient bespoke homes...
From a charming country cottage to an eco-friendly contemporary dwelling, the self builds in the special edition of BuildIt are completely different in terms of aesthetics, but all have somthing in common - they were constructed using timber frame from Potton.
Live the dream of Self Build..
Potton is celebrating 50 years in business and from humble beginnings, has evolved into one of the largest self-build organisations in the UK.
Through the Keyhole... A new roost in Herefordshire
Mair and Gordon Llewellyn had been living in Camarthen in West Wales for 32 years when they decided to up sticks and build themselves a new home where they could be nearer to their daughter.
Two generations combining to self build...
When two generations of the Wilson family found neither could afford a self build, they did what families do – they pulled together to create a stunning home.
See how the Wisdoms made the most of their space...
When the Wisdoms found out about a potential plot in their local village, they wasted no time in designing a home that would suit their needs and please the planners.
Light, glass & glamour...
Just imagine building your own family palace. That's exactly what Mark and Liz Ward chose to do, and Berkshire Life took a tour of their beautifully tailored Potton home.
The Coopers didn't want something off-the-shelf, they wanted a bespoke design
Cliff and Shena Cooper found the perfect countryside location to build a peaceful retreat packed with interesting architectural features.
Callerton have recently updated the kitchen in Potton's amazing Ruskin show house which is on permanent display at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon
To demonstrate how individual each kitchen can be Callerton have taken the footprint and layout of the Ruskin show house and designed this in various contrasting layouts and styles.