This web site is a record of our journey in self-build, to complete our lovely snug home, Cedar House in Ditcheat.   Throughout the process, my research was along a range of avenues, from professionals, suppliers and tradesmen, with visits to:


> BuildStore’s National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon,  

I first met Steven Denton at a show in Shepton Mallet, he arranged for me to visit a couple of his sites and we were very pleased that his company, Denstone Construction, an experienced builder with ICF was available for our job, where we expanded on the insulation benefits and minimisation of cold bridging from  ICF with a marriage of an insulated reinforced concrete slab and a SIP Panel roof to give us a highly energy efficient home, air tested at 0.59 (m3/Hh.m2)

For those that would like an expanded version of our journey, please download

However, the internet, and near daily visits to www.greenbuildingforum.co.uk gives alot of leads both good to follow and ones to stay well clear of.


I have been particularly interested in other peoples web site records of their own builds and hope our experience depicted in this site helps and inspire other self-builders.


We have had excellent service from all our suppliers, we thank every one of you.



Roger & Sally Yeoman.


> The South-West Homebuilding, Renovating and Home Improvement Shows

> The SelfBuild & Design Shows