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Scandia Hus Home

Self-Build Home Diary – 16

The clients are loving their new Scandia home. The property is everything they hoped it would be; stunningly beautiful, comfortably warm, energy-efficient and sympathetic to its surroundings.  To see more pictures of the finished property, take a look at our case study on the project “A Dream Come True – Building in a National Park”.

New Kitchen

Self-Build Home Diary – 15

The owners of this beautiful new Scandia-Hus have moved in and they are starting to feel very much at home now their belongings have been unpacked from storage. The interiors have been completed to an incredibly high standard, reflecting the quality of the build. The immaculate finish is immediately clear on entering the space. Rooms […]


Self-Build Home Diary – 14

The beautiful grey shaker-style kitchen has been installed, as has the stunning white Everhot range cooker, making the client extremely happy! No longer do the family need to traverse ladders to move from floor to floor, all staircases have been completed! The lovely oak flooring has been laid, the choice of which caused much indecision […]

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Self-Build Home Diary – 13

The build has moved on tremendously in the last couple of weeks. In the basement (where once complete, there will be a wine cellar, media room, gym, shower and plant room) the Ground Source Heat Pump is ready to be connected to the household plumbing. On the ground floor, the kitchen is currently being installed. […]

Kitchen Floor

Self-Build Home Diary – 11

Thoughts are turning to interiors now. The practical, but beautiful, limestone tile flooring is being laid in the kitchen and the client is excitedly awaiting delivery of her range cooker. An electric Everhot has been chosen as it successfully blends traditional looks with contemporary living. It doesn’t radiate as much heat as an Aga which, […]

Tile Hanging

Self-Build Home Diary – 10

The exterior of this cottage-style new home is very nearly complete! The stone and brick cladding is close to finishing, with just a little work to be completed around the chimney and dormers. The tile hanging is progressing well, as is the installation of the beautiful zinc guttering. Soon the scaffolding can be removed and […]

Sussex Self Build

Self-Build Home Diary – 9

The outside of this property is now looking more like a home than a construction site, as the beautiful stonework is clad to the exterior. The heatwave we’re currently experiencing in most of the UK is taking its toll on the couple building the house; temperatures inside the static home they’re living in have increased […]

Timber Windows

Self-Build Home Diary – 8

The bespoke timber windows have arrived on site and are being installed into the prepared openings by the skilled build team, a significant step in the progress of constructing this home. The units, which were crafted in the UK by family run firm ‘Byng Joinery’, achieve a traditional appearance with authentic looking Georgian bars dividing […]