|Fact file: Small Island Self Build
Project: Self build
House size: 53m2
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
The Myers faced the rare challenge of building a home on a small island in Henley-on-Thames.
A flood risk assessment determined that the property would need to be 2.7m above riverbank level and a soil survey saw them having to use piled concrete foundations with a galvinised steel framework.
Furthermore, all the building equipment and workforce had to be ferried across by boat, including the heavy pilling rig and digger.
They couldn't be happier with how the project turned out, however, “We love the kitchen and the wide decked veranda that wraps around the dwelling; it’s a lovely sunny spot and great for me to practice some photography,” says Peter.