The house and garage will have some unusual and interesting features which will appeal to many self-builders. Some were dictated to us, others we have specified.

The main problem we faced throughout the planning process was that wanted to build outside the development area. This placed significant restraints on us. To allow our development we were told that our plans must be for a house that:

In general, I had no problem with these restraints. In fact I wanted my house to reflect these views anyway.

In material terms it has meant:

In addition, my own personal specifications include:

Below are some photographs of the plans for the house. I apologise for their quality, they will be updated shortly and the garage plans will be included.

The garage will be a 3-bay open-barn style supported by Oak beams at the front. It will have a large workshop upstairs and an implement store to the rear.