Self Build

Second Meeting with Architect Tom Gresford

Having spoken to Tom Gresford and Charlie Luxton, we’ve had a good think and decided to meet again with Tom. Because of the potentially tight schedule with Graven Hill, we didn’t feel we had as much time to weigh it all up as we’d have liked, but in the end because Tom would be working

Meeting with Charlie Luxton Design

In this vlog, we’re off to see Charlie Luxton Design in north Oxfordshire. At the time of recording this we expect the plot details at Graven Hill to be released in May, so we only have 5-6 weeks to get ourselves ready to apply for a plot.

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.

Tour of Steeple Aston

Seeing as it was such a sunny morning, and we needed milk, I thought I’d take a quick walk to the shop and show a lap of Steeple Aston.

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