Housebuilding duo reaches finals for self-build housing award

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Three of Scotframe and Cairnrowan Custom Homes collaborations have reached the finals of a UK-wide self-build housing award

Headquartered in Inverurie, Scotframe manufactures and supplies full kit packages for housing and commercial projects. Established in 1989, the company has expanded with 160 employees and a £35m turnover.

It has two manufacturing facilities in Inverurie and Cumbernauld, as well as sales offices and showrooms in Inverness, Dundee and Swindon.

Cairnrowan Custom Homes, based in Udny, builds homes which are A-rated for energy efficiency, air-tight and are quick to build. The company builds all its homes using Scotframe’s Val-u-Therm PLUS system.

The close relationship between the two businesses has allowed them to work quickly and efficiently as a team and to develop their own bespoke detailing for projects.

Shortlisted entries

Linkwood – Best Timber Frame Home

Designed by Rachael Walker Architects, is an affordable large family home with an energy and environmental rating of 94%. It was built in just 14 weeks, this was made possible by using Scotframe’s closed panel system.

Millbank – Best Offsite Manufactured Home

Designed by Fiddes Architects, is made up of 3 separate structures which was completed in 14 weeks by using offsite manufacturing.  It has an energy efficiency rating of 94% and has achieved a passivhaus standard for air tightness.

The Black Home – Best Eco Home

A bespoke, eco home achieved a 100% energy efficiency rating. The house boasts aspects of modern living, intelligently laid out open spaces, bold materials, solar and battery technology inside a thermally efficient structure. It has an estimated running cost of £30 a month.

As well as winning the Best Self Build under £250k in 2018, this is the third year running that Scotframe and Cairnrowan have been finalists in these awards.

Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe, said: “These projects demonstrate how our partnership with Cairnrowan Custom Homes continues to be successful.

“They also highlight the many advantages of self-build projects, allowing customers to build in remote locations, achieve high energy efficiency and low running costs, all within just a few weeks.”

Gregor Davidson from Cairnrowan Custom Homes, said: “We specialise in bespoke houses and, thanks to our partnership with Scotframe, we can assist self-builders without huge budgets to create their dream energy-efficient homes. We’re delighted that three of our recent collaborations are receiving this recognition.”


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