Remarkable Solo Self Build Project Plans

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
27th October 2016

The Hislops’ main focus was on creating an energy efficient home that would take advantage of southerly views via floor-to-ceiling windows in the main open-plan living space.

“Gordon was really lovely to work with,” says Allison. “He took on board what we wanted and came back to us with a design we liked that only needed a few minor tweaks.”

The hybrid structure consists of a masonry ground floor with a timber frame on top. The project stands out due to John’s Herculean effort in completing the vast majority of the scheme himself.

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Fact file: 4-bed DIY self-build project
  • LocationScottish Borders
  • ProjectSelf-build
  • House size540m2
  • Bedrooms4
  • DesignerGordon Melrose Building Design

Ground floor

solo self build ground floor plans

First floor

solo self build first floor plans
Second floor
solo self build second floor plans

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Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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