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May 27 2016

Scotframe publishes new rural homes collection
UK timber kit manufacturer and supplier Scotframe has unveiled a collection of 22 new rural homes which it states will ‘complement, enrich and blend into’ the British countryside.

In-house designs range from bungalows to five-bedroom mansions each of which sports high standards of thermal performance and energy efficiency with consideration given to shape, proportions, natural materials and the ‘avoidance of excess embellishments’.

Scotframe MD Bob Edwards commented: "We have taken our enormously successful previous rural collection and reviewed and updated it to reflect the latest planning requirements and thermal performance regulations whilst giving some designs a modern contemporary architectural style.”

The design brief also called for the impact a house has on the landscape to be taken into account, as well as local topography.
Each home is built from high performance building panels which can be quickly and efficiently assembled
Each home is built from high performance building panels which can be quickly and efficiently assembled
Scotframe has manufacturing facilities at Inverurie, Aberdeen & Cumbernauld
Scotframe has manufacturing facilities at Inverurie, Aberdeen & Cumbernauld

The homes are designed to conform to the latest planning requirements
The homes are designed to conform to the latest planning requirements

11 Comments

fred
#1 Posted by fred on 30 May 2016 at 10:19 AM
Scotframe, are they not amazing, visionary and responsible ? No sorry, their outputs and aspirations are totally inadequate.
They are simply polishing that turd again.
rankbadyin
#2 Posted by rankbadyin on 30 May 2016 at 11:13 AM
Jeezo, lighten up fred. The images above show a house type that doesn't deserve that opprobrium from you.
Nairns Bairn
#3 Posted by Nairns Bairn on 30 May 2016 at 20:43 PM
So is the latest 'planning requirement' a stonking great glazed gable? Prince Charles' 'carbuncle on the face of a much-loved friend' comment springs to mind here.

Having said that, they're no worse than a lot of architect-designed dwellings in the countryside.
fred
#4 Posted by fred on 30 May 2016 at 21:26 PM
Rankbadyin, I firmly disagree. Scotland has and is being swamped by shocking builder designed housing. If you and others continue to be mediocre in your views these builders will actually believe their own publicity.
rankbadyin
#5 Posted by rankbadyin on 31 May 2016 at 10:24 AM
Fred, its the wailing and gnashing of teeth approach to criticism of every single project or design that irks me. How can you oppose genuinely bad design if you oppose everything? It is 'you and others' mediocre approach to criticism and review of design that creates a quagmire of self loathing and back biting that adds absolutely nothing to what actually gets built.
it wissnae me
#6 Posted by it wissnae me on 31 May 2016 at 13:32 PM
Completely agree with Rankbadkin. I know of no other profession with such cannibalistic tendencies. Granted there is a lot of dross out there but in my humble opinion the Scotframe efforts above do not fall into this category nor merit such savage criticism.
mick
#7 Posted by mick on 1 Jun 2016 at 11:49 AM
rankbadyin and itwissnae me Travel around Scotland and view the standard of developer housing that has become the norm. Maybe then you may appreciate the inevitable truth that Fred is alluding to.
Walt Disney
#8 Posted by Walt Disney on 1 Jun 2016 at 14:48 PM
These are fine and probably better than the norm, so chappeau to Scotframe for doing something new. What a lot of you don't appreciate it that Scotframe produces one of the best performing SIPS kits that money can buy.
I agree that there seems to be a self destruct button for architects. Some people on UR are still stuck in that 3rd year crit, ore were bullied a lot at school. They need to grow up and face the real world, where big boys and girls are buiding things instead of moaning about builders - i.e. clients.
Terra
#9 Posted by Terra on 6 Jun 2016 at 03:28 AM
Why can't they use stone to build these rather than face everything with horribly coloured render. Other than that, these are alright.
Clive
#10 Posted by Clive on 6 Jun 2016 at 10:46 AM
Terra,
Being a timber frame, i'm pretty sure you could face it in whatever you like.
J Soden
#11 Posted by J Soden on 28 Jan 2017 at 10:05 AM
Just had my fingers burnt with royhomes. Looking for good timber frame company. Any thoughts please.
Many thanks.

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