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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.

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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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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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Philip & Jan Oliver

Philip & Jan Oliver completed their beautifully modern self build located in Surrey back in June 2020, using a range of the NSBRC's resources and exhibitors to build their knowledge & confidence along the way.

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Adam Lawrence

Adam Lawrence completed his modern self build during October 2020 in the West-Midlands. He enlisted the help of a project manager, using NSBRC partner CLPM, to ensure the project ran smoothly.

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Clive Spencer

Clive successfully completed a Self Build project in Wiltshire back in 2019, creating a “healthy, uplifting and highly sustainable new home” to the Passivhaus standard, using timber frame, replacing a beyond-repair bungalow.

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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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