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Passivhaus Raft Foundations
Passivhaus Raft Foundations

Can you really build a house on that?  Will it not fall over? These are just some of the comments from passers by down at the Killearn site as the Passivhaus foundations go down.  The reason being, there are two things people are not used to seeing: 1.  The passivhaus raft foundation system, where there […]

Self Build Homes – Utility Connections Part 2
Self Build Homes – Utility Connections Part 2

When building your new home, it is vital that you get it right when installing your utility connections.   This plot is next to a road and therefore reasonably simple to service and connect to existing services.  A project manager shows where the utility connections have been installed and enter the plot prior to foundation […]

How to manage building projects – Utilities
How to manage building projects – Utilities

How To Manage Building Projects Follow our new Sustainable Selfbuild You Tube Channel on how to manage building projects, following our building project manager as he coordinates the build from initial stages, ground works and infrastructure through construction and coordinating trades. Coordination of A Self Build – Groundworks When carrying out prep work including trenching […]

The Importance Of Site Surveys
The Importance Of Site Surveys

As part of the house build project management process it is important that you understand your land and that involves carrying out: 1. a soil survey and 2. a topographical survey Soil Survey Before you buy a plot, in most cases it is advisable to have a soil survey, to determine what you are going […]

Utilities Meet – Passivhaus Killearn
Utilities Meet – Passivhaus Killearn

Routine meeting held with utility providers (Scottish Water, Scottish and Southern Energy) and civil contractors to discuss the coordination for the installation of gas, electricity, water and sewers. Key aspects of this meeting were: planning of trench excavation across a main road with minimum disruption and best use of available resources this requires input from […]

Paper Igloo – Award Winning Architects – Win Scottish Saltire Medal 2015

Huge congratulations go to Scottish architects, Paper Igloo, for winning top Scottish architectural prize, The Saltire Medal 2015, awarded by the Saltire Society this week. Sustainable Self Build is working on a number of projects with Paper Igloo and we are thrilled for them at this recognition of their outstanding design. The prestigious award, recognising excellence in […]

Passive House demystified – the film…
Passive House demystified – the film…

Here is a great little film  short that demystifies the Passive Haus / House build….  

Sustainable Selfbuild Project Management
Sustainable Selfbuild Project Management

  Sustainable Selfbuild project management is currently available for project management on self build jobs in Central Scotland and on a consultation basis. Why would you choose Sustainable Selfbuild? Experienced project engineer. Will SAVE on your build cost and ensure that your future heating bills will be significantly reduced. Will help you build a sustainable […]

Why build a sustainable home?
Why build a sustainable home?

Building a Sustainable Home, but what does that mean, why build a sustainable home? Put quite simply a basic definition of a Sustainable Home is one that is: ‘warm,  high quality, and low carbon‘. Every year, government building regulations increasingly focus on sustainability, so it’s clear to see that building a Sustainable Home is the […]

Self Build – Do you need a project manager?
Self Build – Do you need a project manager?

For those who are considering self build or even slightly interested – don’t be afraid, investigate if it’s for you…it could be a wonderful experience!   And remember there are a number of ways  you can go about it. What a fantastic reward – a great quality, warm and sustainable house, built to your design. […]

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