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With the aid of their architect son Andrew, a stunning oak extension has grown from James and Sandra McAvoy’s converted stone barn
A pace setting eco home created after a planned retro fit became a complete demolition and rebuild.
A dream home in the countryside built for just £135,000
If you live in one of the so-called ‘stone belts’, you may well have to build in stone to satisfy the local planners. You may actually prefer to build in stone – it’s usually very attractive – but it’s a great deal more expensive than brickwork.
Claire Lloyd explains how to choose the right stone for your project.