Last year over 330,000 of you visited NappyValleyNet and one section of our website received more visitors than any other: homes and gardens. The questions you asked were as varied as the subject is broad. Can anyone recommend an architect? How much does a basement conversion cost? Who are the best interior designers? And many, many more.
We have created this guide to expand on these questions. Inside you will find homes to inspire you, interviews with architects and designers to empower you and suggestions from finance professionals and contractors to make those dreams a reality. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses and individuals who have contributed. Their expertise, advice and support have been invaluable.
Finally, thank you to Marsh and Parsons, Rampton Baseley and Hamptons International whom regular users will recognise as our long term property partners. Their insight and local knowledge shaped a great number of the pages. We hope you find this inaugural Design & Build Guide a useful companion on your home ownership journey and, as ever, do please let us know how we might improve next year.