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Self Build Home Diary – 2

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 […]

Self Build Site

Self Build Home Diary – 1

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, […]

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, […]