Timber Frame New Build

One Plot, Two Properties

When it became clear that their current house was suffering from subsidence issues, Paul and Betty Gilbody decided the best course of action would be to demolish the existing property and build something new in its place. The dated chalet bungalow had an odd layout where it had been extended many times throughout the years, […]


A Dream Come True – Building in a National Park

On a quiet country lane just outside a rural West Sussex village, a Scandia-Hus home can be seen through the trees sitting amongst the rolling South Down hills. A more idyllic site would be difficult to find. Jo, Sarah and their two children had been living in the area for eleven years, in a beautiful […]


Learning Curve

From the elevated position of their new terrace, Michael and Carolyn Lloyd glimpse their old house, and their old life, through the greenery that now surrounds them. They unwind in the warmth of the sun and the quiet of the countryside, appreciating how far they’ve come – metaphorically, of course, not physically. The Lloyds had […]

Dormans Park

“Paradise in Surrey”

Dormans Park is a pretty special place to live. A private residential estate surrounded by woodland situated on the borders of Sussex and Surrey, it’s a tranquil setting only a short train ride away from the bustling streets of London. The park is a rural retreat for commuters, just as it had been when it […]

Traditional Look New Home

New Home, Next Door!

On a built-up street in an urban area just inside the M25, you’ll find a new Scandia-Hus timber frame home. But you’ll have to look carefully, otherwise you might miss it. The design fits so effortlessly into the scene of the road, you would think it’s been there for as long as the neighbouring Victorian […]

Downsizing to a more energy efficient future

Downsizing to a more energy efficient future

When Mrs Bishop decided to embark on the self build journey back in 2006, she knew that she wanted to remain in the village which had been home to her for over 35 years. As her children had flown the nest, Mrs Bishop felt that her property and generously sized garden were too big for […]

From self build to build to sell

From self build to build to sell

When Mr Huseyin decided that he wanted to embark on his third self build project he turned to a trusted company that he had used for his two previous developments, Scandia Hus. Mr and Mrs Huseyins relationship with Scandia began when they first met with Derek Dawson approximately 10 years ago and liked the honest […]

Every Room With A View

Every Room With A View

Mr & Mrs Gunn stumbled across an advert from Savills for a derelict cottage in the Hunts Post. Not strangers to building, The Gunn’s had already added an extension and built a double garage on their previous home.  They had always been interested in building their own home so when they saw the advert, they […]

Best Individual Award Winning House

Best Individual Award Winning House

Mr & Mrs Searles spotted an opportunity to build their dream home when they bought a property and land in their village in July 2005. The couple had lived in the village for 30 years when the owner of the property passed away and, as a consequence, they were able to buy the property and […]