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Welcome to the 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.  

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?

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 marketing@nsbrc.co.uk.

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Gloria & John Wright

Following multiple visits to the NSBRC, Gloria & John designed & extended their property in 2011 to create a 5 bedroom house, repurposing the original bungalow.

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Edward Toomer & Mary McGrath

Edward and Mary’s new build presents a cautionary tale for self builders as they discuss the access and planning issues they faced.

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Dennis & Rita Dixon

Dennis and Rita Dixon completed a modern ‘Arts and Crafts’ style home in 2019, opting to self build their dream home in a convenient location halfway between family.

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Tom Evans & Louise Howson

Tom and Louise self built their near passivhaus modern lodge-style project in Brinkworth by using ICF and renewable technologies from suppliers sourced during their visits at the NSBRC.

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Richard & Diane Boutcher

Richard and Diane self built their home in Norfolk, achieving an A-rated house with a traditional front façade and a more modern rear elevation.

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Simon & Angela Perry

Simon and Angela completed their first self build using insulated raft & ICF, speaking to the Centre’s experts to gain insight into the various building systems.

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