Bespoke Homes From Design to Completion

Design & Materials Newsletter / Blog

In this section of the website, we regularly post interesting items of news and updates from the Self-Build Industry. Examples include the latest amendments to the Planning System, design trends, materials innovations, changes to the Building Regulations and lots of tips and advice on building your own home. Since September 2016 we have been following the Self Build Journey of two of our clients.

Build It December 2017 – How Bespoke are Package Homes?

Extract from December 2017 issue of Build It magazine:

“We did have a look-book, but that was purely to show clients the work we’d done”, says Beverley Pemberton, head designer at masonry specialist Design & Materials. “It might have given them ideas, but everybody has their own style; self-builders don’t want to think they’ve got somebody else’s home. Besides, every customer and budget is different. We’ve never done the same house twice”.

Right to Build Task Force

Design & Materials were present at the first in a series of regional events held on Monday 18 September in Aylesbury by NaCSBA’s Right to Build Task Force.

Alok Sharma MP, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, and Richard Bacon MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Self Build, were two of the speakers with the purpose of the event being to explore how custom and self build housing can be delivered more effectively.  It brought together experts from fields such as Designers, Builders, Planners, Surveyors, Lenders, Developers, Landowners, Community Groups, Local Authorities and other organisations.We had two members of staff on The Expert Panel. Our Chief Executive, Antony Kingston was on the panel for “Unlocking Value from your Land;” and Our Consultant Architect, James Carr was on the panel for “Design, Layouts and Elevations”.
If you would like to know more detailed information regarding this event, please contact us.
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