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Mr MacLeod, Bruernish, Isle of Barra

Year of build: 2015 Main contractor:  Jim Magee Total floor area: 160m2 Total build cost (excluding vat and land): £135,000 Cost per M2: £844.00 Project Background: I live on a remote Scottish island with very few housing to buy so I decided that I would build a house for my family on my croft land …

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Armadale Hall

Name- Armadale Village Hall Site/location- Armadale, Near Thurso Year of build- 2020 Architect/Designer – Macdonald Associates Main contractor- Norbloc Total floor area- 197 M2 Total build cost (excluding vat and land) – £405,000 Cost per M2- £2055   The Armadale Committee’s original plan was to refurbish the existing village hall, which was looking a ‘bit …

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Mr & Mrs Bowers

Client: Mr & Mrs Bowers Site: Inver, Tain Year(s): 2018 / 2020 Main Contractor: Full Self Build Mr & Mrs Bowers had always wanted to build their own home. They searched for the perfect idyllic spot for some time before settling on Inver. “It was so peaceful, calm, and quiet, such a beautiful place to …

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Mr & Mrs Hess, Heathcliff, Brough, Caithness

Retired Philadelphian police captain, Fred Hess and his wife first visited Caithness  back in 1989 and fell in love with the beautiful, picturesque countryside the county has to offer.

After numerous further visits they bought their plot near Dunnet Head in 1993. Their first thoughts were to rehabilitate the derelict cottage on the plot but after speaking to a local architect and then coming to Norscot, they decided self-build was their best option.

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Mr A Gunn, Newton of Swiney, Lybster, Caithness

Mr Gunn spent his childhood growing up in the town of Lybster. Although he lived away in Aberdeen for some years, Lybster was always his home, and when he acquired a big plot of land he knew right away that he wanted to self-build there. The piece of land was previously owned by his grandparents, who lived in the house next door, which made the location even more nostalgic to him.

Mr Gunn browsed a number of companies before settling on Norscot to supply his timber frame kit. He chose Norscot as they not only offered the best price but also because they manufactured eco-kits which was something he was eager to use for the build.

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