6 Design Ideas For Inspiration From an Award Winning Self Build

timber and brick clad house with large sliding doors
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Richard and Tavia Vint's new home, nestled on a leafy lane on the fringes of a popular Surrey town, is both a sensitive approach to its site and a brilliant family home to boot — what's more it was built for just £1,500/m2. 

Here's 6 ideas to steal from this brilliant self build for your own project.

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside.