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Scandia Hus Home

Self Build Home Diary – 13

The exterior brick cladding that envelops the energy-efficient timber frame has begun. The clients have chosen Vandersanden’s “Old Coachhouse” range which has been manufactured in a way that gives an aged impression as if the bricks were reclaimed. The variation of colour, from red and white to brown-black, contributes to this effect and adds to […]

Timber Frame Self Build

Self Build Home Diary – 12

The high specification windows and doors have been installed. The clients chose triple glazed aluminium-clad units due to the eco-credentials of the product; the Norrsken windows are energy-efficient, sustainably sourced, durable and low maintenance, a perfect partner to the Scandia-Hus timber frame. The standard white (RAL 9010) colour ensures the windows will suit any interior, […]

ACTIS Insulation

Self Build Home Diary – 10

Whilst the roof receives its finishing touches, attention turns to the inside and installation of insulation. Scandia are well known for their energy-efficient buildings and offer high-performance insulation as standard. The innovative ACTIS product is preferred for its superior thermal and acoustic properties provided by its unique honeycomb structure, as well as its durability and […]

Timber Frame Construction

Self Build Home Diary – 9

The clay tiles are currently being laid on the roof of this Scandia home. The variation and blend of grey and red tones create a weathered effect finish that adds character to the new build property. Chosen for their durability and natural beauty, clay tiles have been a popular roof covering for hundreds of years, […]

Timber Frame House

Self Build Home Diary – 6

The building is certainly taking shape now; the roof and first-floor construction are well underway with trusses in place and the feature gable end panel erected. One of the benefits of using a timber frame structure is the speed with which a plot begins to look like a home, and it is clear to see […]