Gus spoke to SelfBuild & Design magazine for their March 2020 issue about the pros and cons of each route, and gives some good practical tips of how to go about building your own house.
We’re getting closer and closer to the shell homes at Blenheim Grove being completed, and we’ve had some great response from the people that we’ve taken around the site!
But sometimes seeing a shell home that’s a completely blank space is too empty, and it helps to see some ideas of what could be done to the space to help visualise the possibilities.
At Unboxed Homes, we’re passionate about custom build because it gives home owners the opportunity to design and fit out their home to suit their needs instead of having to settle for a home that someone else has designed and chosen for them.
We’re also proud to work with some great architects in designing our shell homes, so that the structure of the home will be just as beautiful and functional and you can make the inside.
With the recognition of the climate emergency, governments all around the world have to work hard to find ways to cut carbon emissions and keep below emissions targets.
Energy use in homes accounts for 14% of all UK emissions. 80% of the homes that will exist in 2050 (when we are due to have a zero carbon economy) already exist.
We started on site at our inaugural custom build development, Blenheim Grove, in March of 2018. Our MD Gus has made little video diaries throughout the process, and we’re continually updating as the build moves along (at an increasingly rapid pace!)
We’ve all seen Grand Designs and the ups and downs that come with building a house from scratch. And you might have heard the terms self-build and custom build in the press and from associations like NaSCBA. But practically, what’s the difference between the two?