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Dream Build | Feature in Self Build & Design Magazine

This month our Stumperlowe project is a main feature in Self Build & Design Magazine. Read comments below from the home owner and take a look at photos of the finished project.

A four-storey home in one of Sheffield’s most sought-after locations features a basement cinema, wine cellar and garden cabin. James Hinchliffe had a clear idea of the type of home he wanted to build. “Our old house had no kerb appeal, so the new one needed a stronger roadside presence, and I also wanted to create a memorable entrance with a large glazed atrium," he says. Retaining the sloping, tiered garden was a priority, and rather than extending the footprint of the original two-storey house its replacement has been designed over four storeys. The lower ground floor houses a cinema room; bedrooms for children and guests are on the first floor; and the second floor is dedicated to a master bedroom suite with a fully-glazed gable.


What was the high point of your project?

We really did enjoy almost everything about the build, and had a WhatsApp group for sharing ideas and thoughts with the builders.

...and the low point?

Bad weather set us back at the start and we hadn’t budgeted for the garden landscaping, which took all our contingency budget. I’d spent so much time focusing on the house that I didn’t give the garden enough thought.

Your best buy?

The Arctic cabin cost £7,500 to build, with the whole thing coming in at around £10,000 including the base and interiors

....and the biggest extravagance?

The wine cellar and our extra- large 78” TV.

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