Wester Finlarig, Rafford

A four-bedroom home with a linked garage and home office amongst Scots pine on the outskirts of Rafford.

The exterior was clad with a mix of rendered basecourse and untreated Scottish-grown larch, and the chimney clad with stone salvaged from the previous house on the site, which had been subject to a major fire.

Interally the space is opened up with the use of glu-laminated and Douglas fir beams, plentiful sky light and glazed screens.

The house is highly thermally efficient, partly due to the efficiency of the off-site manufacture; the construction to wind and water-tight took only 8 days on site. Additional water and space heating is provided by an air-source heat pump, coupled with solar thermal panels, and a free-standing wood burning stove.

All photographs by Paul Campbell 2017