Explore this Light and Stylish Sustainable Self Build, Room by Room

brick and timber clad self build
(Image credit: Richard Chivers)

Sustainable and flexible, the house that architect Jake Edgley designed for his uncle was built to stand for years to come. However, during the project he was unaware that he and his young family would end up moving in after completion; the house would provide them with a rural sanctuary during the first national lockdown.

This self build is full of striking architectural details that transform simple materials into high-quality features. Plus, the home has sustainability at the heart of its design. 

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.