Home buyer's guide

The Home Buyer’s Guide seeks to assist and inform new home buyers about what to look and ask for when buying a new home. Written and illustrated by Mæ Partner Alex Ely, the guide was commissioned by CABE and published by Black Dog Publishing.

The Guide covers the breadth of residential design issues from observations on what makes a successful neighbourhood through to how to identify homes that are flexible, energy efficient and designed to last. It has proved popular with home buyers and house builders alike.

“An extremely useful and a long overdue aid for anyone about to go down the new-build road.” (The Independent).

“Packed full of illustrations, images and advice, this is an insightful and accessible guide.” (Grand Designs Magazine).

“As valuable today as Parker Morris was 30 years ago.” (James Pike, O’Mahony Pike Architects)

You can purchase this book from the Amazon website.

Project facts
Client: CABE
Contract Value: £100,000
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Date: 2005

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