Scandia-Hus Standard Designs:

The Millstone - New Build Cottage

Kitchen/Family Room 6.0m x 5.0m Study 3.7m x 2.2m
Utility 3.2m x 2.5m Master Bedroom 5.9m x 3.7m
Double Garage 5.6m x 7.5m Bedroom 2 3.6m x 4.1m
Dining Hall 3.6m x 4.1m Bedroom 3 3.5m x 2.5m
Sitting Room 3.5m x 5.7m Bedroom 4 3.1m x 2.2m
Snug 3.2m x 3.2m    
Gross External Area: 291m2 / 3,131ft2

The total cost of the project (including building set, shell erection and construction) will depend on site conditions as well as on your final specification and your chosen method of construction, i.e. self project management, use of a nominated main contractor. For further details please see our Fact Sheets.

To assist you in assessing the overall cost of the project, a ‘rule of thumb’ guide, based on the various procurement routes mentioned above, would be:

  Cost of Building Set Cost of Shell Erection Cost of Window Installation
The Millstone £252,772 £26,912 £6,353
Full Self-Build    
Project Management £200 - £240 per sq. ft    
Main Contractor £240 - £290 per sq. ft.    

These estimated square foot prices are inclusive of building set, shell erection, window fit and construction costs. The price includes delivery to mainland site. The building set includes the timber frame with a fully boarded roof, insulation, 15mm plasterboard, triple glazed windows and external doors. Also included are offload charges, internal doors, skirting boards, architrave, insulated loft hatch and ladder (if applicable), open or closed tread staircase, mechanical ventilation system and all fixings and tapes required. The estimate assumes standard foundation requirements and a good, above average specification of finishing materials. It does not include any external works, connecting to utilities or associated professional fees.

It is hard to believe that this house could possibly be a new build. The roof looks as though it has been in place for decades, the bricks as if they were handmade by ancient craftsmen and even the path leading up to the front door appears to have been made in a previous century. Which it was, because this is a cottage where reclaimed materials have been combined with the best in new building technology to produce a ‘period’ farmhouse that looks as much a part of the landscape as the stream that runs alongside it and the rolling fields beyond.

The ground floor layout incorporates a large dining hall linked via a semi-circular turret to the large sitting room, featuring two pairs of French doors leading out onto the patio. A couple of steps take you up into the TV/snug, which shares a double-backed fire place with the sitting room. A large kitchen family/dining area with separate utility room as well as a study or fifth bedroom complete the ground floor accommodation, and a grand staircase leads to the first floor, which incorporates two double bedrooms – both with en suite facilities – and two single bedrooms.

Scandia-Hus offers a complete bespoke design service. All of our house designs are fully flexible from the external finishes, right through to modifying internal layouts. We believe that every home is unique and we will tailor a design to suit your own personal lifestyle needs. Many customers will start with one of our designs featured on our website and will work with our in house architectural designers to create the home of their dreams. Others will create something totally unique, a rare opportunity to make a permanent and personal mark on the landscape.

If you would like further information on the Millstone cottage design and how we can tailor this build to suit your own plot, please contact our sales office on 01342 838060 or email and one of our team will be in contact with you shortly. Alternatively make an appointment to come and see for yourselves our design and build quality by visiting our Show Centre at our offices in Felcourt, West Sussex.