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 […]
For those looking to add character to their new home, taking inspiration and incorporating elements from past design styles can be a successful way of doing this. Utilising particular external finishes and features a modern building can blend in with its environment whilst also providing contemporary conveniences and low maintenance living. Much of what […]
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 […]
Inside, first fix plumbing and electrics progresses. This includes the installation of the mechanical ventilation; the centrally controlled system has had its unit fitted along with the ducting that will remove stale air from rooms and supply the home with fresh air.
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 […]
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, […]
Originating from the Old English for barley (‘bere’) house (‘aern’), barns are among some of the oldest surviving timber frame buildings in the UK. The principal purpose of these agricultural structures was originally to process and store harvested crops and hay, as well as housing livestock and farm equipment. However, when farming in Britain began […]
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, […]