Self-build course, Diss, Norfolk


This house was substantially completed as a residential self-build training course by 25 trainees over 3 weeks in the summer of 2000. The trainees built the concrete-beam-and-polystyrene-pot ground floor, and the timber frame walls as panels . They learned hands-on plumbing, and electrics (back then it was still legal to do your own wiring), saw the Warmcel installed and started tiling the roof.

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We made use of logs obtained locally as structural columns, complementing the slate floor to achieve quite an 'elemental' interior.
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