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Roof Progress

Show Home Build: 7 – Roof Work and Velux Installation

With the structural frame erected, work progressed on the roof. Sarking boards were fixed to the rafters giving the pitched roof additional strength. These were then covered with a breathable membrane, held in place by timber battens. The membrane is water-resistant but vapour-permeable, preventing moisture from penetrating the building but still allowing ventilation of the […]

Foundation Design

Show Home Build: 2- Groundworks

Standard shallow foundations were the most suitable choice for our chalet bungalow. The foundation design required calculating the building’s structural load as well as taking into consideration site factors such as soil conditions. Trenches were dug for all exterior walls as well as any load-bearing internal walls, concrete was then poured to just below ground […]


Show Home Build: 1- Site Preparation

On a plot of land at our self-build show centre in West Sussex, the new Scandia-Hus show home is currently being constructed. In contrast to the contemporary chalet style of our Adelia show home, this new property, ‘The Mulberry’, will be far more traditional in appearance, with brick exterior cladding, a clay tile roof and […]

Contemporary Staircase

Self Build Home Diary – 26

This stylish Scandia has now been completed – paths and patios are underway, then only landscaping and moving in left for these contented customers! Inside, all painting and decorating has been finished, carpets laid and new furniture delivered. The same subtle colour palette has been used throughout the new home, with soft greys and whites, […]

Contemporary Shower Room

Self Build Home Diary – 25

The clients are looking forward to their move-in date as work edges closer to completion. The calming atmosphere they have created in the bathroom beckons to them, with relaxing bubble baths only weeks away. Blending beautifully with the rest of the room, the fitted bath from Pura is encapsulated by the grey-toned tiles, creating a […]