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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?


Charles Vickery

Charles Vickery completed an ICF self build in Berkshire, blending modern features with traditional Georgian styling. The three-storey house appears as two-storeys from the front due to the sloping plot.

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Frank & Pauline Mace

Tanglewood is a breathtaking two-story, five-bedroom timber frame home built by Frank & Pauline Mace. Nestled in the beautiful location of Herefordshire, this house is an outstanding demonstration of an eco-friendly property that exceeds energy efficiency standards while remaining uniquely designed to the self-builder's specific needs.


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.

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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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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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