As they were getting close to retirement, Rob and Norma Price wanted to downsize and live somewhere more economical and easier to live in.
They were lucky to have a large garden that they were able to split, still leaving space to build a 147.7m2 Dan-Wood Living Point 150E.
“When we first found out about timber frame houses I was a bit dubious, but we did some research and found Dan-Wood,” says Rob. “We saw other companies at a build show but, weighing things up, we thought Dan-Wood was a good company to be with. We also went to see a house they were building, which certainly gave us a greater idea of what we would get.”
The standard design for a Living Point 150E is a 3 to 4-bedroom house. However, Rob and Norma modified the design to have two large bedrooms, two large ensuites and a lot of space for themselves.
“We put a lot of effort in at the start to get the design just right. Making changes was no problem for Dan-Wood, who were always happy to prepare another set of plans if we wished to alter something.”
The house was constructed in six weeks, so the Prices didn’t have to rent for very long. In that time the Dan-Wood construction team only took five days off over Easter. The building inspector was also very impressed.
“He was amazed at how much insulation there was in the house and the air test was one of the lowest he’d ever done,” says Rob. “Many people have commented on how warm the house is as soon as they step over the door.
“We’re extremely happy here and, from start to finish, Dan-Wood were very supportive. I would recommend Dan-Wood to anyone wanting to build a timber frame house.”