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Contemporary Front Door

Self Build Home Diary – 19

The aluminium-clad timber front door has now been installed, keeping the new home warm and securing the second fix materials arriving on site. The entrance door, supplied by Norrsken, was fitted later than the rest of the glazing to avoid damage from trades passing in and out of the building. The contemporary style, with simple […]

Self Build Home Construction

Self Build Home Diary – 18

The rooms are boarded and have been taped and jointed to reinforce the seams between the sheets of plasterboard. This method is used to prepare a wall for decoration and is an alternative to skim coating, where the entire surface of the plasterboard is covered with a thin layer of plaster. Outside traditional McCann Rustic […]


Self Build Home Diary – 17

The first fix is coming to a close, with the majority of the electrical wiring and pipework that will be concealed within the studwork having been finished. The plasterboard phase has now begun with boards being fitted to the structural battens on walls and ceilings ready for plastering. All boards are from British Gypsum, with […]

Timber Frame Self Build

Self Build Home Diary – 16

The house was a hive of activity this week with teams of carpenters and electricians all working to finish first fix ready for the plasterboard to be installed. Externally, most of the brickwork has been completed – sections have been left either ready for the vertical wall hung tiles or for the balcony to be […]

Underfloor Heating

Self Build Home Diary – 15

The damp-proof course has been laid on the ground floor, insulation was placed on top of this and underfloor heating pipes fitted. Underfloor heating is a popular choice amongst self-builders; heat is distributed evenly throughout the home using this system and operates at a lower temperature making it an efficient and cost-effective option. It also […]

Scandia Hus Home

Self Build Home Diary – 13

The exterior brick cladding that envelops the energy-efficient timber frame has begun. The clients have chosen Vandersanden’s “Old Coachhouse” range which has been manufactured in a way that gives an aged impression as if the bricks were reclaimed. The variation of colour, from red and white to brown-black, contributes to this effect and adds to […]

Timber Frame Self Build

Self Build Home Diary – 12

The high specification windows and doors have been installed. The clients chose triple glazed aluminium-clad units due to the eco-credentials of the product; the Norrsken windows are energy-efficient, sustainably sourced, durable and low maintenance, a perfect partner to the Scandia-Hus timber frame. The standard white (RAL 9010) colour ensures the windows will suit any interior, […]