Structural Engineers Oxfordshire


Unconventional timber frame
Location Loch Eribol
Scope Of Work Unconventional timber frame

Project Detail

Unconventional timber frame. Proprietary System developed with Carbonlite Design and Build

One of two bespoke rental cottages overlooking Loch Eribol in NW Sutherland.

The cottages are super insulated with sheep’s wool insulation, have high levels of air-tightness.

Hot water is provided by a large array of solar panels in conjunction with large thermal stores to supply hot water to the internal bathrooms or external hot tub.

Electricity is generated by a 6KW Eoltec wind turbine and provides a surplus of energy that is exported to the grid. With large amounts of south facing glazing the cottages are predominantly heated by passive solar gain. A select pallette of materials have been used on the build which include a Doug Fir Frame which Carbonlite milled from locally sourced logs.The outer skin is stone sourced on site and zinc was used for the roof.

Internally the cottage has a bespoke finish with oak lining boards on the back wall and profiled tin on the ceilings. Locally sourced Caithness stone has been used for the kitchen worktops, walk in showers, window sills and outside paving.