Taking aspects of traditional styles and incorporating them in a new home is ideal for many self builders as it gives them the traditional look, but with the benefits of modern technology.

Using particular exterior finishes, certain architectural shapes and including features such as inglenook fireplaces, a new home can have its own character and period charm. But with modern day building standards it means a more comfortable way of living, with minimal maintenance, stable temperatures all year round and a layout that suits contemporary family life. Using materials that reflect the local area’s architectural history helps the new home instantly look as if it belongs.

All our timber frame kits are bespoke, Scandia’s in-house architectural designers are here to work with each customer to create a home personal to them. But to give you some ideas for inspiration, take a look at some of our sample house designs.