Our own Self Build House – Chorley, Lancashire

Our own Self Build House – Chorley, Lancashire

This project was a long time coming and a lifelong ambition of mine, like all life changing events it was a complete rollercoaster of a ride for the whole family but what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, as they say.

We embarked on our own self build project back in Autumn 2014 when the plot was purchased at a property auction and we obtained planning permission in February 2015. A long list of mitigating factors meant we didn’t actually start on site until January 2016 but the house was practically build complete in November 2016 (Save for a driveway, a garage door or a garden!) when we moved in.

The end result is a 5 bedroomed detached house split over 3 levels and located in a beautiful little countryside village to the north of Chorley, Lancashire that we are all extremely proud of as a family.

The house layout comprises a generous lounge with bay window, a large kitchen-dining-family room with wide folding sliding doors leading onto the garden, a utility room and double length integral garage to the ground floor, on the first floor are 4 bedrooms including the master with en-suite and walk out balcony over the lounge bay plus a family bathroom and the second floor comprises a large guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a games room/snug to the opposite side of the staircase.

The house has some eco-credentials including the heating system which is provided by an Air Sourced Heat Pump with wet unfloor heating system. The house was truly self built with us being hands on controlling site materials orders, sub contractor organisation and even completing some of the simpler construction processes ourselves. As mentioned it was a very tiring project but one that came in on budget and on time, we saved significantly on build costs by self managing trades and materials to ensure the best prices were obtained.

Embarking on this project was a learning curve in some ways which is quite surprising to admit given our 20 years+ experience in the construction industry, but it has given us a far greater insight into the Self Build Home world than most, which in turn is valuable knowledge for our future clients.

If you have any questions regarding a self build home, property renovation or conversion please get in touch with us on 01257 220510.


Companies involved within the build included:

Stonework/brickwork - BMD Build Bolton

Windows and Doors - Goldseal Windows Chorley

Building Materials – C W Berrys

Kitchen - KAM Design Preston

Bathrooms - ESP Bathrooms Preston

Electrical - http://www.safeelecuk.com/

Roof trusses - Cheshire Roof Trusses


November 2017
Mr and Mrs Beech
Traditional built detached natural stone house built to 2016 Building Regulations
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