• fb icon
  • fb icon
  • fb icon
  • fb icon

Modern design probably doesn’t spring to mind when you think of retirement bungalows

 Contemporary retirement bungalow in Dorset

This home on the Dorset coast by Ström Architects is super modern. To cope with the sloping site, the architects designed a simple, single-storey building that cantilevers out over a wall. 

Contemporary retirement bungalow in Dorset 1

The house is wrapped in larch cladding, with full-height glazing to make the most of the woodland views.

The project cost £750,000.

(01590 677 442; stromarchitects.com)

Kevins Column

Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
visit-award-winning-grand-designs-live-hosted-by-kevin-mccloud
multigenerational-living-tips
Self Build Homes

5 practical tips for creating a multigenerational living space

We've rounded up our top 5 practical planning tips for mutligenerational families living together.
self-build-insurance
Self Build Homes

A guide to self build insurance

A self build insurance policy will protect you and your project against a range of risks. W explain how the right insurance policy can keep...
self-build-eco-sustainable-building-ideas
Self Build Homes

Green building ideas for your self build home

From sustainable building materials to thermal energy efficient technology, we've rounded up a few of the best and most innovative green building ideas.
10-things-you-need-to-know-before-building-your-own-home
Self Build Homes

How to self build a dream home

From building a house on time to making sure you keep to your budget, read our top tips to ensure your new self build project...
how-to-build-a-healthy-home
Self Build Homes

How to build a healthy home

We investigate the impact the environment has on our health and home by delving into new possibilities for safeguarding our wellbeing to build a healthy...
7-eco-houses-to-inspire-an-energy-efficient-self-build-project
Self Build Homes

7 eco houses to inspire an energy efficient self build project

We've rounded up our top 7 most inspiring eco-friendly houses that will inspire your self build project with sustainable house design, clever use of ecotech...