Self Build Home Blog

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

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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

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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 […]

New Bathroom

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The bathrooms and wet rooms have had their finishing touches applied and are now protected from dirt and damage with coverings. This will ensure they remain in pristine condition for the clients when they move into their new home. The neutral colour scheme creates a calming atmosphere, combined with contemporary chrome fixture choices, the spaces […]

Garage Construction

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The blockwork of the garage has been completed, along with the encasing brick cladding. There will be a cohesive look between the detached double garage and the timber frame home as, although built with blocks, the brickwork has been matched for consistency. The beautiful bricks, provided by Vandersanden, have an aged feel that suits the […]

Schroder Kitchen Install

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The build has reached one of the most thrilling stages for the client; kitchen installation! The generous space has been meticulously planned with Scandia’s in-house kitchen designer. Detailed drawings and 3D images were generated to ensure the room was exactly how the customer had envisaged. The wall units were chosen from Schroder’s Fenix range in […]

Garage Floor Base

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Outside the home the new garage is currently being constructed. The reinforced concrete slab has been laid in anticipation of the blockwork to be built on top. The detached double garage will ultimately be clad in the same brick as the house with matching roof tiles, giving a look of coordination.