Building control regulations for self-builders: full details published

Builders work to finish the new 6 bedroom house in Tewkesbury which is been being built to accomodate a super sized family. See SWNS story SWHOME; A jobless mum of 11 is celebrating after her local council agreed to build her a brand new six bedroom home to accommodate her massive brood. Heather Frost, 36, currently lives in two separate houses knocked into one, which she describes as a "nightmare" because it is so cramped. So after years of complaining her local council has arranged for a 1,850 sq ft mansion to be built for her as part of a new housing development. The two-storey eco home has three bathrooms, two lounges and a colossal 355 sq ft kitchen and dining area.

Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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