House style: Four bedroom detached home
Work commenced: June 2017
Build status: Structure weathertight, fit-out ongoing
Anita and Peter, and their two teenage children, outgrew their local Bicester property and were looking for options to upsize.
Outpriced by most of the traditional choices on the local market, the ambitious couple took the leap and decided to build their own home with the aim of making it big enough and bespoke enough to meet the needs of their whole family. Not only that, they have used their budget wisely to now be mortgage free.
Peter was able to take on an active role in the project management of his family’s build – with help from his son, Sam. Not only did managing the project himself shave off some cost, Peter also built quite a lot of the property, too, unearthing some unexpected hidden talents.
With the final bits of the house still coming together, their estimated build cost is coming in at £180,000. The house was recently presented on Grand Designs’ The Street.