Kevin & Elise Meers
Swapping life in the city

Swapping life in the city


Kevin and Elise Meers were faced with a dilemma. Do they settle for a house in the perfect location and extend it, knowing it will never be right? Or, do they knock it down and simply start again and make it right for all the family?

“We’d looked at a couple of Potton places before and I suddenly thought about a self build” says Kevin. Starting with a blank canvas provided endless possibilities in terms of design, styling and layout.

Kevin and Elise met with self build expert Richard Hall at Potton. “We talked about the things we wanted out of a house; like four bedrooms and a big kitchen. We discussed what we wanted each room to do and be; we looked at different styles, talked about the plot and the size,” says Elise. “And, of course, there was Maxwell and Tilly’s dream bedrooms to take into account!”

“At the end of the demolition process we got about £200 for the copper pipes and that was it,” says Kevin, who adds that Potton’s support and reputation were an enormous help.