Take a Tour of This Compact Home Built on a Tiny Infill Plot

brick clad self build with angled windows
(Image credit: Fulham performance)

Some projects are delayed and derailed by unexpected challenges and constraints, but not Joanna and David’s self build, which, in the face of everything life can throw at a building project, thrived against the odds. 

Starting with a tiny plot of just 130m2 (at street facing less than 4m deep), architect Joanna managed to navigate a difficult planning permission process, get creative with construction solutions and design a contemporary home that satisfies David’s love of home automation and passion for energy efficiency, as well as catering to family life with two young children. 

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.