Join the Graven Hill Discussion on Facebook

Join the Graven Hill Discussion on Facebook!

Why not join us on Facebook – it could be a nice way to meet like-minded self builders who are interested in Graven Hill. It would be great to get some discussion going and share any news, tips and perhaps just vent your frustration!

Buying a Self Build Plot at Graven Hill

Buying a Self Build Plot at Graven Hill

We recently attended a presentation by Phil Hulme, who is the sales and marketing director for the Graven Hill Village Development Company. This all took place at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) on a sunny afternoon in Swindon.

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Dean and Hannah’s Self Build Vlog #4: The Old Water Tower

Every year, the Passivhaus Trust organise a series of open days, showing off a range of buildings. As part of this event, and as we continue to research our options and get inspiration for our self-build project, we met architect Tom Gresford at his newly constructed house in Chieveley, Berkshire.

Dean and Hannah attend the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2015 at the Excel in London

Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2015 for Self Build Beginners

We’ve been to two self build shows over the last couple of years – the Grand Designs Show and the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC. At the time we weren’t fully committed to the idea of self-building. We were effectively ‘just browsing’, which feels like a fairly pointless exercise until you know what

Our collection of self build magazines

Starting Your Self Build Project

How to Start Your Self Build Project When does a self build project begin? Is it when you start looking for a plot? Or perhaps when you actually buy a plot and visit an architect? For us, both of those events seem a little way off yet. So what can we do straight away to