Self Builders’ Own Stories is one of our most popular and essential features. Come and listen to actual Build It readers talking about the ups and downs of their real life projects and how they went about creating the home of their dreams. Learn from their mistakes, hear their top tips and ask them the questions that are weighing on your mind. Sessions take place each day in the Workshop Theatre.
The Build It Live Bicester programme will be announced nearer the time. Please see below two example stories, taken from our 2017 North West show programme.
The Stobbs’ Modern Home
When Nick and Mal Stobbs struggled to find a property they liked on the market, they agreed that building a new house from scratch was the best route to a bigger home that catered for their young family. After investigating which construction methods would offer a speedy build time and an energy efficient result, the couple decided insulated concrete formwork (ICF supplied by Nudura) ticked all the boxes on their brief.
Characterful Woodland Self Build
Darren Findlow and Anthony Higham realised their dream when they sold their bed and breakfast in the Cotswolds and built a contemporary oak frame home in Cheshire on a 1.3 acre woodland site. The couple found inspiration in Carpenter Oak’s work, choosing to combine a post and beam frame with a structural insulated panel wraparound to achieve a highly efficient, eco-friendly home.