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Actis Insulation

The Lodge – Blog 5

High-performance insulation has been fitted to the walls of our new single-storey show home. As with the three other properties at our show centre, along with countless customer self build projects, we have chosen to use Actis Insulation’s Hybrid range to insulate The Lodge. The thermal efficiency performance achieved with this system, as well as […]

MVHR System

The Lodge – Blog 4

With the timber frame kit erected, the team continued with the structure fitting the eco-joists for the roof of the bungalow. Eco-joists are engineered timber components with V-shaped steel webs that enable quick and easy installation of services and utilities. The mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) system could then be fitted within the pipes […]

Timber Frame Kit Home

The Lodge – Blog 3

The timber frame was delivered from our nearby factory for the new show home. We use slow-grown Scandinavian, PEFC-sourced timber harvested under a forestry management policy of long-term renewal. Not only does this make our timber frame a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice, but it also helps to create an air-tight structure, which when combined […]

Blockwork Foundations

The Lodge – Blog 2

Diggers were on site removing earth as the groundworks began for our new show home. Trenches were dug for all exterior and load-bearing walls within which concrete was poured to just below ground level. Once set, blockwork was then laid on top to create the foundations for our new bungalow. Trenches are a standard shallow […]

Building Plot

The Lodge – Blog 1

We are developing our show centre with the construction of our fourth show home underway. “The Lodge” will be a 1,916 square foot, three-bedroom bungalow with a spacious open-plan kitchen / dining / living area, along with a snug, utility room and three en-suites. The L-shaped design is a contemporary style with a flat roof, […]

Self Build Bungalow Design

Show Home Build: Finished and Furnished

Our newest show home has been finished and furnished for some months now, with visitors expressing delight at the high-quality design details throughout.  The 3-bedroom chalet bungalow has a traditional style front exterior, with character bricks sourced from Vandersanden cladding the timber frame and cream cottage-look windows from The Residence Collection adding charm. In contrast, […]

U Shaped Kitchen

Show Home Build: 20 – Kitchen Installation

Our contemporary kitchen has now been installed in the new Mulberry show home. The sleek handleless cabinets are coloured with natural tones; ‘Opaco pebble’ for the wall units and ‘Cemento bronze’ for the tall and base units. This contrasts nicely with the hardwearing quartz worktop that reflects light around the room. The u-shaped configuration features […]

Bathroom Furniture

Show Home Build: 19 – Bathrooms and Tiles

We obtained our bathroom and ensuite fixtures through local supplier Perfect Bathroom Solutions. After discussing our requirements, we received advice and design options, enabling our team to select the style of products that would suit the overall look of the new show home. The elegant and contemporary feel of the rooms has been achieved through […]