5 Design Tips to Take From this New Self Build with Old Character

exterior of self build with stone and timber cladding
(Image credit: Laurence Liddy)

David and Penny Clapp chose to self build their dream home overlooking the sweeping estuary of the River Taw on the North Devon coast where David grew up. 

The energy-efficient eco house beautifully mixes old and new styles, blending into its surroundings. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.