Walter Segal Self Build
One of the simplest, most economical, adaptable and environmentally friendly methods of building. Modern and updated to use many of the standard materials available today, this method is based on traditional timber frames, clad in light, robust, adaptable walls, eliminating the need for wet trades like bricklaying and plastering. This makes it possible for both men and women of all ages and abilities, to work together and realise the building of their own home. The self-build method also allows the building to be designed and constructed to the occupant’s specific requirements, and is especially suitable for sites with steep sloping or poor quality ground conditions, with minimum damage to the surrounding landscape.
The environmental footprint can be further reduced by building with environmentally friendly materials. The design also incorporates energy efficiency and natural insulation and the whole build has a minimum impact on the local area, and the overall travel cost for materials.