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If you are interested in the idea of building your own home, you may well have come across the concept of “community self build”. You might also be aware that timber buildings tend to go up faster than the brick and block style of construction that is standard in the UK. What you may…

Scandinavian Homes attended a breakfast briefing by the National Custom & Self Build Association at the NEC in Birmingham last week. As Association members, we were interested to hear what they had been up to, and it turns out they’ve been quite busy over the last year! Many with an interest in self-building will…

A Potted History of Timber Frame Houses in the UK

Back in November, the Scandinavian Homes team were at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show in Harrogate, when an older gentleman came to chat with us. He wasn’t in the market for a self-build house, but he was interested in our timber frame homes, as he had lived in a timber frame house as a…

Two Sides to Every Story

It’s a well known fact that, after the lengthy process of finding the perfect plot on which to build your dream home, getting planning permission for it is the next big hurdle.  Few developments, even small ones for the solitary self-builder, go through without any objections either from neighbours, local organisations (especially environmental ones…

Serviced Plots Legislation

Probably the highest hurdle any self-builder has to jump over is a finding a plot of land to build on.  Here at Scandinavian Homes, we’re often asked if we can help with plot finding, and we do our best, however, legislation that came into force on October 31st (without the slightest spooky occurrence) is…

Learning from other people’s experiences – our top 5 self-build blogs

One of the things I am learning about self building a house is that it is in itself a learning process. Even people who’ve done it before, or professionals who’ve worked on self builds for years, can run into new challenges. This is why it’s easier and less stressful to go for a package…

The View Through the Triple-Glazed Window

A year ago, I thought a self-build was where you had to order all your materials and roll your sleeves up for the next year or more. Then I met the team from Scandinavian Homes, and a whole new world opened up. I’ve worked for construction-related businesses for large chunks of the last 20…

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