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Here you can read about Visitors of the Centre who have been inspired by the resources at the NSBRC, be it our popular National Self Build and Renovation Shows, or the array of Training Courses and Workshops run throughout the year, many have gone on to successfully complete a construction project. Why not take a look and see how the NSBRC can help you with your project?


Dave & Kellie Signorelli

Dave & Kellie undertook an extension / renovation project in Swindon on a house originally built in 1929; they used block & cladding to construct a modern-style family home.

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Damian & Claire Le Gresley

Damian & Claire recently completed an extension and re-modelling of their existing house in Wiltshire, using SIPs for the walls and roof to create their bespoke, modern & more energy-efficient home.


Andy & Sam

Andy & Sam undertook a modern barn conversion project tailored to suit their needs, whilst ensuring the new design remained sympathetic to the existing structure.

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Jenny & Chris Shepperd

Jenny & Chris self built Gryphon House across 2018 - 2020. The property is a contemporary, two-storey, 5-bed timber frame house located in Warwickshire.

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Sarah Gibbs

Sarah project-managed her renovation of a studio flat in 2020 using sustainable materials and heating options to create a modern, easy and economical living space.

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Sophie & Andrew Minter

Sophie and Andrew completed a rebuild of their home in Devon, undertaking a ‘salvage dismantle’, reusing materials both structurally and decoratively, resulting in a unique and beautiful new home.

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Mike & Alison Hardwick

Self Build Consultant Mike Hardwick has previously worked as a Technical Adviser at the Centre. Read about Mike’s own experience self building his family home here!

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NSBRC Case Studies Hub

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre are proud to have supported over 225,000 home-building projects and are the UK’s only permanent exhibition Centre to inform, educate and inspire self builders and home renovators.   If you’ve recently completed your project and feel the NSBRC has helped you, we are pleased to offer the opportunity for you to feature as an exclusive Case Study for the NSBRC, please call us on 0345 223 4455 or email for further information.

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