Case Study Details
Address: 15 The Yard, St Werburghs.
Description: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, open plan kitchen/living/dining room with mezzanine platform and access to balconies, office/play room with unique circular doorway, two loft rooms, three balconies. Timber frame, recycled newspaper insulation, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, render and timber cladding, solar PV panels and solar hot water panels, rainwater harvesting, solid timber and stone tiled floors.
Internal floor space: 125m² approx.
Timing: Plot purchased in 2001, construction started in spring 2002, completed in summer 2006
Total Costs: (plot, construction and services): £110k (not including the ‘sweat equity’ of the self builders)
Valuation: Value immediately post construction: £260k. Value now: £500k