|Fact file: Striking Traditional Brick Manor House
Project: Self build
House size: 550m2
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
It took David Dunnett and Geoff Wainwright five years and a lot of hard labour to complete their stunning brick and flint manor house in Norfolk.
The intricate, vernacular exterior hides the modern eco house beneath. It boasts deep insulation, underfloor heating, and a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system.
They couldn’t wait for the scaffolding to be removed, which enabled them to see their creation for the first time – and they are absolutely thrilled with their new five-bedroom home. “It gives us pleasure to look at and live in every day,” says David. “Visitors often ask how old the house is because they believe it’s a restored period property, which is exactly the result we set out to achieve.”