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Helen Lucas unwraps highland home

Helen Lucas Architects has completed this ‘highly insulated’ house in Stoer, in north west Scotland

The Edinburgh-based practice has built a two-bedroom home on a natural plateau in the Highlands.

Functions of the £320,000 house are split into two distinct volumes with a flexible living area in a timber clad double-height space with green oak trusses. A rendered single-storey wing contains the bedrooms.


Project data

Architect Helen Lucas Architects
Structural engineers David Narro Associates Project
Architect Claire Metivier
Client Private
Tender date March 2011
Start on site date June 2011
Gross internal floor area 156m²
Form of contract MW/Scot
Total cost £320,000
Main contractor Ullapool Construction
Carpenter Oak & Woodland
Annual CO2 emissions 2.7 t/year (off grid for gas, ASHP as heating source)

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