What’s been happening at Svenskhomes
A New Energy Efficient Self-Build Farmhouse in Norfolk
Svenskhomes initially received a call from the customers back in 2018, they are well established farmers in Norfolk and were looking to build a new energy efficient home situated on their farm. At the initial visit to the Svenskhomes showroom in Ipswich we discussed various design ideas from our inspirational brochure, and it was quickly apparent they liked the existing Newport design previously built in Moulton, Newmarket.
The clients had their own design aspirations and employed Tim Bunn, as their local architect, we worked on altering the existing design to suit both their living lifestyle and the plot they had singled out for their new home on the farm. Once the new design was finished, Tim then submitted the planning application which was approved without delay.
Svenskhomes then introduced the customers to a local developer (Laurence Gage, who has built 48 Svenskhomes properties on his own development in Norfolk) Laurence then dug the foundations and completed the build to his high exacting standards as expected by the customers.
Despite the outbreak of COVID Looming, the house arrived from Sweden and was promptly built with the crane on site for only four days, ensuring the property was ahead of schedule. The complete shell-erect stage only took three weeks and was a huge benefit as this reduced the overall build time by 4 months, allowing the key trades to commence the 1st fix electrics and pluming along with roof tiles and cladding works at the same time.
With a few delays on materials and shortages faced by the building industry it was a great achievement to have the property completed in six months from the start of the foundation being dug.