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If, like us, you’ve been eagerly awaiting a full release of the Graven Hill self build plot details, that wait should be over for Cherwell residents. The published documentation from Graven Hill, states that local reservations are open in May 2016. That’s now! Woohooo!
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.
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.
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 self build journey starts here! We have decided that self build is the only way forward, so our mission is to learn as much as we can. In this vlog we visit the Long Barrow passivhaus and the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.
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