Build It magazine has launched its new Self Build Education House at Graven Hill on 30 October.
The launch coincided with the Right to Build Day, the first date when plot permissions must be evidenced for the first year of the Right to Build registers. The house was officially opened by Richard Bacon, MP (pictured below).
Build It’s Self Build Education House is a unique new resource for anyone planning a Self or Custom Build project, regardless of whether your customers are planning to build at Graven Hill or elsewhere. The house itself has been commissioned and project managed by Build It editor Chris Bates (pictured above), with a team of partners assisting the process.
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 is 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, they have shared the detailed journey of how a home building project came 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 is 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 were 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.”
Now completed, the Self Build Education House will showcase the design possibilities and practical choices you’ll need to make on your own project."
Self-Build Zone were proud to be a partner on the project and provide the self-build site insurance.