When you’ve put down roots and raised a family it’s very hard to leave after 40 years, especially if you built the house yourself. But life moves on, the house is now too big and not ideal for retirement living, it’s time to think about where to go next. Ronnie and Denise Slater’s situation is one that will strike an answering chord with many couples, as will their solution.
Inspired by the many TV programmes and magazines now available on self-build, Ronnie and Denise began the search for a site for their fourth self-build, within a five mile radius of their present home and with similar views across Belfast Lough.
Recounting to a friend one day the tale of yet another disappointing site search, the visitor looked out of the window at the large garden and asked ‘why don’t you build there?’
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