The roof has now been completed. The clay tiles provide the new home with protection from the elements as well as enabling the building to settle perfectly in its environment.
Whilst the roof receives its finishing touches, attention turns to the inside and installation of insulation. Scandia are well known for their energy-efficient buildings and offer high-performance insulation as standard. The innovative ACTIS product is preferred for its superior thermal and acoustic properties provided by its unique honeycomb structure, as well as its durability and […]
The clay tiles are currently being laid on the roof of this Scandia home. The variation and blend of grey and red tones create a weathered effect finish that adds character to the new build property. Chosen for their durability and natural beauty, clay tiles have been a popular roof covering for hundreds of years, […]
With the board covering the trusses, a waterproof membrane has been applied to the roof and battens fixed for the fitting of tiles.
Deriving from a Hindi word translating as “a house in the Bengali style”, bungalows entered into UK architecture following the British administration of India and became increasingly popular between the two World Wars. Single storey homes are now the preferred property type for a significant number of self-builders with the absence of stairs resulting in […]
The boarding has begun on the roof, bringing the building one step closer to being watertight, which is fortunate as the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse since these photos were captured!
The building is certainly taking shape now; the roof and first-floor construction are well underway with trusses in place and the feature gable end panel erected. One of the benefits of using a timber frame structure is the speed with which a plot begins to look like a home, and it is clear to see […]
The timber frame shell erection has begun; the ground floor panels have been installed with braces in position, and the first-floor joists have been fitted.
Building a sustainable home is an essential investment in the future. Energy-efficient design and construction create low impact properties with reduced fuel consumption, a benefit to both homeowner and the environment. To achieve this with your self-build take a look at the information we have gathered below: Timber Frame: Building with timber that is sourced […]
The scaffolding has been erected around the building perimeters and the sole plates that sit on the block upstand of the walls have been fixed down. This becomes the supporting base for the timber frame.