JML SIPs was approached with initial concept designs for a plot situated in a breathtaking location, overlooking Loch Linnhe and with views of Ben Nevis. The brief focused on the client’s desire to achieve a luxurious finish to the home, perfectly suited to modern living whilst being respectful to the picturesque surroundings and with a traditional feel. Energy efficiency was also a key priority, which had led the client to consider SIPs construction.
The client’s talent for interior design and eye for detail is evident throughout this spectacular house, which has been finished to the highest standard and features spacious rooms and generous public areas, designed for entertaining.
The remote loch-side location of the plot made delivering this ambitious build a challenge. Work was also hampered at times by the unpredictable Scottish West Coast weather, meaning that the length of time to reach wind and watertight stages was equally as important as the energy efficiency of the final building when choosing a construction technique.
From the local stone, which was carefully colour matched to the external cladding, to the final fixtures and fittings throughout the build, there was a strong focus on achieving the highest quality finish which demanded close attention to detail at every stage.
JML SIPs introduced Denholm Partnership Architects, a firm with a wealth of experience in working on country estates, to combine modern building methods with a traditional look and feel. The two businesses worked in close collaboration to develop the client’s initial concepts into reality.
The team from JML SIPs was responsible for designing, engineering and fabricating the SIPs kit, which they then erected on site. JML also supplied and fitted the Internorm external doors in order to ensure the site was wind and water-tight, ready for the internal fit-out and follow-on works.