Sue Robinson and her partner built their dream home in just six weeks after the sections were made from a timber frame in a factory and pieced together on site – and now it could be yours
A couple constructed an entire eco-friendly home from the ground up in just six weeks – including a home gym, office and stunning interior – and now it could be yours.
Sue Robinson had the goal of building an energy-efficient home in Delamere, Cheshire, and began drawing up the plans for a four-bedroom property.
Along with her partner, who chose not to be named, the couple designed a timber frame which could be quickly constructed and the blueprint was sent to a factory where it was all built by off-site engineers.
The sections of the house and materials were then shipped to the site and assembled with cranes – and the results are absolutely stunning.
It took four days for the main structure to go up and the roof to be made watertight, and just another six weeks to install electric and heating, lay the floors, build the stairs and fit the bathroom, as well as all the decorating.
Photos show a huge kitchen, dining and living room space with floor to ceiling windows, as well as a covered deck space outside with a sofa to relax.
The house, situated on the edge of Delamere Forest, was built in 2019 but is now on sale as the couple are planning a move abroad.
Sue, 51, said: “We wanted to build an energy-efficient, economical-to-run house with short construction time.
“We loved the project of creating our own home tailored to our specific needs – it reflects who we are.
“The layout could be whatever we wanted it to be – so the freedom of choice was a little overwhelming at first. But then we got into the flow of what we wanted and agreed on what the layout should be.
“Having lived overseas before, it was really important to achieve indoor-outdoor living and have a covered area outside.
“I love to cook but don’t like to feel as if I’m closed away, so having an open plan space was important. Our focus was to have eating and entertaining areas both inside and outside.
“We also managed to create flexibility in the home by using one room as an office and a gym – which was particularly great when we were in lockdown.”
It is currently on the market for £825,000 through Purple Bricks, and the company’s local property expert Leah Connor said: “This property is so special with so many unique features.
“If you love walking and being in a rural setting then the location is perfect.
“You are also within a 15-minute drive of the Roman town of Chester which offers fantastic shopping facilities and global eateries.”