self build and garage by Scandinavian Homes

Mike and Louise first met Scandinavian Homes at a trade show. They had always liked the idea of building their own home, but were worried about the cost overruns that always seem to happen in self-build projects.

The package home route provided a means to avoid these problems.

“We had a limited budget and having sold our house and bought the land we knew how much we had available for the build,” Mike says. “We couldn’t afford costs to get out of hand and Scandinavian Homes were able to offer a fixed price contract to build our new house.”

Having applied for planning which was approved with no problems, Mike arranged for the demolition of the uninhabitable bungalow on the site as well as the excavation for the groundworks and drainage.

The couple and their sons moved on site in a large static caravan. Scandinavian Homes then took over and handled the build through to completion, starting with the foundations and finishing with the handover of a comfortable and beautiful new home.

Mike and Louise were closely involved in choosing the kitchen, bathrooms, tiling and in planning the electrical layout and we met them over two days to finalise the specifications. Scandinavian Homes then provided a fixed cost contract which they were happy to sign.

Close liaison during the factory lead time for the timber panels identified some changes to the the specifications and thus to the project cost, including upgrading the roof covering to slate and installing underfloor heating.

Both sides agree the changes were worth making and have definitely enhanced the enjoyment of the house.

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