Ythanbank. Ellon

the cuillin

Dec 2017- March 2018 

"From our first meeting with Gregor at Cairnrowan we were impressed by his professionalism and attention to detail. Our build has progressed quickly and is going to be completed ahead of schedule and on budget. The eye for detail and quality in Cairnrowan work is excellent and we’ve constantly been kept up to speed with progress and timelines to completion. The team at Cairnrowan have all been very approachable and easy to deal with, adapting to situations as they arise.  They have made the experience of building your own home relatively stress free and very enjoyable. We would highly recommend them and in fact have."

Ian and Jackie MacLeod

5 Bedrooms      3 Bathrooms     3 Reception rooms     Double garage

Floor area:  315m2 including a 45m2 garage

Build time:  11 weeks from kit delivery to completion

Construction type:  Scotframe Val-U-Therm pre injected cassette walls and roof with a posi-joist cassette floor

Energy rating:  A rated 95% design SAP

Air tightness:  Under 0.6 ACH (air changes per hour) design.
Mid-construction test result 0.59 ACH. Post plasterboard test result 0.54ACH.

Heat source:  Daikin air source heat pump with combined internal unit 

Mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system:  Zehnder 450 insulated pipe unit

Solar PV:  4KW of panels fitted to the garage

Underfloor heating:  Throughout the ground floor combined with individual programmable room zoning and separate towel rail and radiator circuits.

Windows & doors:  High efficiency aluclad NorDan windows with a sable finish and doors which provide a maintenance free lifespan.

Design features:

This house is the second in the north east of Scotland to feature Nordan's premier sable textured aluminium finish windows and doors. The 7m tall and 5.5m wide glass gable takes in the countryside views overlooking the Ythan river, Bennachie and the Prop of Ythsie and provides lots of natural light into the spacious open plan living and kitchen area. The kitchen features high quality hand-made oak units and centre island.

The exterior of the building is clad in siberian larch lining with a 8mm shadow gap, varying height dry stone walls, galvanised guttering and downpipes, and seamless thin coat silicone based render.