House Plans: Contemporary Farmhouse with SIPs

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
15th March 2018

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.

Fact file: 3-bed energy efficient home
  • NamesAndrew & Nicola Orr
  • Location Kinross-shire
  • Type of projectSelf-build
  • StyleContemporary farmhouse
  • House size250m2
  • Project cost£206,000

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.

Ground floor:

SIPs modern farmhouse

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Self-build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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