Penny and Tony had lived in their family home for more than forty years when they decided to embark on their first self build project. The couple knew of Scandia-Hus since several friends and family members had worked with the firm and were always impressed by the quality and diversity of designs produced.
The south-facing elevation features full length glass doors in every room, positioned to maximise solar gain. This along with the ground source heat pump, photovoltaic roof panels and the well-insulated and sustainable construction of a Scandia-Hus home, makes the property extremely eco-friendly and energy-efficient.
Potential problems from planning to building challenges were dealt with by Scandia-Hus as the main contractor, and so the journey for Penny and Tony was an easy and relatively stress-free one. The resulting property is magnificently modern with three floors and four bedrooms. The grey and white tones of the exterior finish beautifully contrast with the vivid countryside greens encircling it, and the sliding doors that connect the open plan living space to the garden help to create an indoor/outdoor flowing feel.
Simple and natural finishes have been used internally so the focus remains fully on the framed views. The beautiful bedroom balcony and pretty patio are ideal to sit and soak up the summer sun. The lift which connects the multiple levels ensures the couple’s comfort for countless years to come.
The couple agree that the most enjoyable element of the self build process was being able to select every material and design feature throughout the house, from the layout of the space to wall and floor finishes, as well as details such as door handles and electrical sockets. Penny and Tony felt an amazing feeling of accomplishment on completion of the project as the reality of their design.