Building a sustainable home is an essential investment in the future. Energy-efficient design and construction create low impact properties with reduced fuel consumption, a benefit to both homeowner and the environment. To achieve this with your self-build take a look at the information we have gathered below: Timber Frame: Building with timber that is sourced […]
The scaffolding has been erected around the building perimeters and the sole plates that sit on the block upstand of the walls have been fixed down. This becomes the supporting base for the timber frame.
The beam and block floor has been finished atop the foundations and the block upstand built for the timber frame to be erected. The scaffolding will be put up shortly in anticipation of the shell arrival next week. The timber frames will be assembled simultaneously across both sites.
With the concrete trench foundations completed and all topsoil removed, blockwork was laid in readiness for the beam and block flooring. Fortunately for the build, standard shallow foundations were suitable as the soil conditions are stable. This type of trench foundation is a preferred option for many builders as it allows a project to get […]
Set in the stunning grounds of a client’s former home, two new Scandia-Hus properties are currently being constructed. The first house will be completed in a Georgian style, with a symmetrical façade, brick cladding, vertical sliding sash windows and a classical columned porch. The second property will have an exterior typical of houses in Sussex, […]
The windows and doors of your new home are incredibly important; they impact the light, warmth, security, privacy and style of your space. With a variety of aspects to consider it’s essential to understand more about the options available when deciding on which glazing products to purchase to ensure they are aesthetically, functionally and economically […]
For many people, the kitchen is the most important room in a home, it is the heart and central to family living. Therefore, it’s fundamental that the design is thoroughly thought through and planned in advance, to ensure all aspects have been considered and all services are in the correct places. It’s essential to take […]
Once the building of your home has been completed you’ll need to contact your local authority to arrange for a council tax valuation, a warranty inspector will review the property and issue the warranty, and you can now switch your self-build site insurance to a homeowners’ policy. It’s also time to embark on the VAT […]
You’re so close to the finishing line! All that’s left to do is decorate and furnish your brand new bespoke property. Many self-builders find this the most exciting stage of the project when they can inject colour into their space and add soft furnishings to make it feel homely. Once the other trades have left, […]
Following the completion of first fix you will have plastered (or taped and jointed) ceilings and walls. This is a significant stage as the structure begins to feel more like a home than a building site, although electrical wires and pipework will still be visible. Second fix labour can now commence which will hide the […]