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Building Regulations

Self Build Advice: 5 – Building Regulations

Once the planning process is complete and a firm approval has been received, it’s time to start the building regulations procedure. This essentially occurs in two phases –  Plans Check: The scheme that has been permitted has to be checked by the appropriate professional with regards to the construction and fabrication of the structure to […]

Self Build Planning

Self Build Advice: 4 – Planning

To build your new home you will need full planning permission from your local council for the scheme you are proposing. The planning process can seem daunting if you haven’t been through it before, so we’ve put together a brief outline of what’s involved to help demystify the system. Planning Submission – You will need […]

Scandia Hus Home

Self-Build Home Diary – 16

The clients are loving their new Scandia home. The property is everything they hoped it would be; stunningly beautiful, comfortably warm, energy-efficient and sympathetic to its surroundings.  To see more pictures of the finished property, take a look at our case study on the project “A Dream Come True – Building in a National Park”.

New Kitchen

Self-Build Home Diary – 15

The owners of this beautiful new Scandia-Hus have moved in and they are starting to feel very much at home now their belongings have been unpacked from storage. The interiors have been completed to an incredibly high standard, reflecting the quality of the build. The immaculate finish is immediately clear on entering the space. Rooms […]


Self-Build Home Diary – 14

The beautiful grey shaker-style kitchen has been installed, as has the stunning white Everhot range cooker, making the client extremely happy! No longer do the family need to traverse ladders to move from floor to floor, all staircases have been completed! The lovely oak flooring has been laid, the choice of which caused much indecision […]

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Self-Build Home Diary – 13

The build has moved on tremendously in the last couple of weeks. In the basement (where once complete, there will be a wine cellar, media room, gym, shower and plant room) the Ground Source Heat Pump is ready to be connected to the household plumbing. On the ground floor, the kitchen is currently being installed. […]