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Helen Lucas Architects featured in The Guardian

This green oak framed house, completed in 2008, was featured in the homes section of the Guardian on Saturday 5th October.   The photographs show how the house has weathered into - and become a natural looking part of - the landscape.


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Seaside Home Complete in Inverness-shire

A new seaside family house is now complete in Roshven, Invernessshire.


The environmentally friendly house is constructed entirely of wood with Green oak frame creating large double height internal spaces. The timber walls have been super insulated with NBT breathable wood fibre insulation and a taped air tight wall construction. This makes the house very easy to heat. Due to the remote location there is no gas or water supply available. An Air Source Heat pump located under the houseuses electricity to generate energy at a three to one ratio to power the underfloor heating and domestic hot water. A bore hole drilled to a depth of fifty metres provides clean water from the rocks which is UV treated to provide the drinking water.


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Progress update on a New Build in Roshven

A new build timber frame home in Roshven takes shape. The timber cladding has been added to a new build holiday home on the West Coast of Scotland.


The site overlooks a shingle beach with the building sited just above the high tide line. The siberian larch and iroko cladding will turn naturally to a silver grey harmonising with surroundings.


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Roof with a View

The standing seam zinc roof has been installed at the site of one of our new build houses in Roshven, Glenuig.


The zinc specified is prepatinated to a dull grey colour to blend in with the natural greys of the surrounding rocky beach site. Zinc is a self healing material that is infinitely recyclable. More photos to follow when the protective coating is removed.


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Timber Frame Erected in Roshven

The timber frame for a new house overlooking Goat Island on the west coast of Scotland has been complete.


Designed by Carpenter Oak Woodland from douglas fir the frame will remain visible after the building has been completed. The house has been designed to have a light touch on the landscape and sits on small concrete pads cast directly onto the rocky site.


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