As Build It Magazine prepare to celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, they’ve decided to build their own education self-build house. This is a first for any magazine in the self-build homes sector, and the plan is, once it’s finished, you will be able to visit to experience the products and materials they’ve used first-hand.
What’s different about Build It’s Self Build Education House?
There are a number of beautifully-finished show homes across the UK and visiting them can be a fantastic way to get a sense of the quality of lifestyle you can achieve by self-building. But we’re not creating a show home.
The Build It House will be an innovative education space that gives you a unique insight into the process of self-building. From the earliest sketch designs through to core structural decisions and the final snagging checks, we plan to share the detailed journey of how a home building project goes together.
Build It’s Editor, Chris Bates, will be project managing the scheme, liaising with the main contractor and visiting the site at least twice a week to keep tabs on progress, answer questions from trades and maybe even put some of his site carpentry skills to use. He said:
“One of the core goals with the Build It Education House, which will be on the Graven Hill self and custom build development, is to inspire you to take on a project.
Our plot could never be described as huge and there are a number of planning restrictions to deal with. But they want to demonstrate that you can create a wow factor bespoke home on a modest site and with a realistic budget.”
Once it’s completed, the Self Build Education House will showcase the design possibilities and practical choices you’ll need to make on your own project.