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Self Build Case Studies

Over the years BuildStore has helped over 13,000 people with a bespoke self build mortage and countless others with finding land and buying materials. We have contributed to many television programs and worked with everyone from journalists to local authorities on all matters self build, renovation & Conversion.

We pride ourselves on our customer services and many of our customers are happy to share their story with us. Here a selection of our more recent success stories.

Simon and Leah Mears

Simon and Leah Mears - Renovation and Extension Project

Simon and Leah Mears live with their Border Collie in the market town of Ashburton in Newton Abbot, Devon. With plans to both renovate and extend their 1930s bungalow, which they purchased for £230,000...

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Alison & Andy Scobbie - Conversion with Self Build

Alison 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. ...Read More


Rachel and Michael McEntee - Conversion Project

Rachel and Michael McEntee wanted to live in the heart of their local village, so when they saw The Old School House in Albrighton on the market, they were very interested...

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Bill & Angie Jenkins - Home renovation

Bill and Angie Jenkins loved the location of their home, but as their existing home was basically three large sheds put together over an 80 year period, it was badly in need of either extensive repair or replacement ...

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James Wragg

James Wragg - Self Build Project

Finding the right plot of land is often the greatest obstacle to building the home of your dreams. But for James Wragg, it was simply a case of looking over the wall of a pub’s beer garden! ...

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Mr & Mrs Lebbon - New timber-frame Potton home

Ian and Bronwen Lebbon, a semi-retired couple from North Wales, loved the location of their existing home so much, they didn't want to move. So, instead they decided to build a magnificent timber-frame Potton home in their spacious south-facing riverside back garden with spectacular views over the Welsh valleys. ...Read More


Osh Roberts & Sarah Campbell - Self Build

For Osh Roberts, reading volumes of house building and renovation magazines, and watching hours of Grand Designs, convinced him that self build was being done by ‘ordinary people’ – and that he could do it too. ... Read More

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Mark Watson - Conversion

Mark Watson has been restoring old buildings as a hobby for a number of years, and after selling his house in London to move to the country, it soon became much more than just a hobby. Now, home for Mark is on the top of the Mendips, in one ofthe original Mendip barns dating back to the 1800, which he has carefully converted and restored ...Read More

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Mr Hadley - New Build

George Hadley first looked into building his own home ten years ago, and ever since then has been looking for the perfect opportunity. Although he knew it was a big undertaking, it was something he had always wanted to do, so the family could have a real home to live in, not just an investment, and something that was cheaper and more suited to them than they would be able to get elsewhere ... Read More


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