Cliff & Shena Cooper
Meet Cliff and Shena Cooper, who’ve built an ultra modern eco home in Northamptonshire. Cliff is a semi-retired solicitor and Shena is the CEO of the Secret Seed Society.
When the couple set out to extend their existing home, they had no idea they would end up building from scratch on a new plot. “We always thought we would build an extension and upgrade the house in terms of efficiency. However, after negative feedback from numerous contractors we decided to cast our net a bit wider,” says Cliff.
“We came across the plot when it was advertised for sale in a local newspaper. It had planning permission to build a chalet bungalow, but I knew we could alter the plans,” says Cliff. “We wanted something very contemporary and eco-friendly.”
Despite talking to a number of companies, Cliff and Shena settled with Potton who said they could do anything they wanted. “We had tons of requirements but after being introduced to one of Potton’s designers, they listened to our suggestions and turned these ideas into something perfect for the location,”