Nicola and Andrew Orr wanted a stress-free build that worked around their full-time jobs. Consequently, they decided to hand over the management of their self-build to package company Thomson Homes Construction.
Their completed home adheres to their area’s strict eco guidelines. Natural materials play a big role in the external structure. A slate roof and sandstone cladding were used alongside wet-dash roughcast render, maintenance-free windows and weatherboarding.
Thanks to the home’s SIPs construction system, the house is also highly insulated and achieves an excellent level of airtightness.
The Orr’s house is designed and constructed as a 1.5-storey building to allow for future expansion. But to keep within budget, only the ground floor accommodation (extending to 170m2) has been completed.