Large oak frame house

Marcia Candy’s second self-build project was a long time in the making and a labour of love, project managing her own build despite very difficult circumstances. Marcia and her late husband Will purchased their plot way back in 1989 but were unable to gain planning permission for what they wanted to build at the time. In 2013 they decided to try again, this time taking a more consultative approach with their local authority planning team.

It was the planner’s suggestion to look at a single storey barn-style property. This led to a design that features all the accommodation in this three-bed home on the ground floor and vaulted ceilings showcasing its impressive oak frame in the public spaces.

Sadly, Marica’s husband Will passed away just weeks before planning was approved. Marcia, however, was determined to realise their dream and continued with the self-build, armed with a background in property development and a vast network of contacts.

The property’s oak frame was hand crafted by Carpenter Oak, and the timber frame panels were designed and erected by Fleming Homes. The timber frame kit included factory fitted insulation delivering high thermal efficiency. This combined with the latest renewable energy solutions makes the house very economical to run.

Of her completed bespoke home Marica said “I really couldn’t have built this beautiful home without the amazing support that I received from the team at Fleming Homes. It didn’t matter how many times I either emailed or called, my requests were dealt with immediately which took an awful lot of stress away. Thank you, Fleming Homes!”

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