Butler House, Skye
This 2 bedroom house and associated 1 bed annex is located on a steeply sloping site at Teangue, Sleat, Isle of Skye. The Architects design concept for the steep site was to position a long narrow building to follow the contours, minimizing disruption and earthworks on the hillside. The house is entered from the North East side, allowing all rooms to open up to the South West views over to Loch Hourn and Knoydart.
The house is mainly single storey, but features a second living room on an upper level. This room will have panoramic views. The external appearance is contemporary with Scottish larch cladding and large areas of glazing. A gently sloping, lightweight metal roof sits over the building; and extends over entry and decked areas to provide covered external space.
MAKAR floor, wall and roof sub assemblies have over 300mm of recycled newspaper insulation. This, in addition to airtight detailing and air souce heating, keeps the house warm.