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Plotting a green future

derelict barn and stable block renovationAlison and Andy Scobbie from Loughborough had always dreamt about creating their own unique home, but it took them four years to find their perfect plot - a derelict barn and stable block just a few miles from where they lived.

With a young family they wanted to remain in their existing home while their new home was being built. And, rather than doing the work themselves, they chose to employ a building contractor, so it was essential to have cash upfront to pay the bills, buy materials and keep the project running smoothly. An Accelerator mortgage from BuildStore Mortgage Services was the ideal solution. Alison says: "The first payment got us started and the remaining funds were paid at the beginning of each build stage which meant that we didn't have to find large amounts of cash upfront, prior to getting sign off for each stage."

The couple were keen to go green on their new home and employed Carbon Neutral Building to handle the conversion and rebuild with an eye on creating as many energy-efficient systems as possible. They installed a ground-source heat pump and underfloor heating, and had solar panels and a wind turbine built onto the roof.

The build took just 9 months to complete and went without hitch. Advance stage payments made a big difference to the couple's first self build experience. Alison says "Not having to worry about finances and being able to keep our young family in our own home during the build was a great weight off our shoulders."

BuildStore helped these people create their dream homes – contact us now to find out how we can help you.

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