The Highland and Islands of Scotland have long been a desirable place to live. Increasingly, people seek to escape urbanisation for a rural idyll which not only offers stunning scenery but a way and pace of life which is likely to improve their general wellbeing.
Due to the scarcity of population (less than 300,000 people living in an area which represents approximately 1/6th of the size of the UK), building land is more plentiful and affordable than most other parts of the UK.
For those who harbor an ambition to build their own home the Highland region provides huge opportunity. With house plot prices from as little as £20,000, value for money is almost guaranteed.
The majority of new housing built in Scotland is of timber frame kit construction. And, the rest of the UK is catching up fast. Compared to masonry built houses, timber frame kit homes offer speed of construction and much higher levels of insulation – two major benefits when building in the Highland region.
Norscot have been designing and building timber frame kit homes throughout the Highlands and Islands since 1990 and have created over 700 family homes and holiday cottages.
Although Norscot focus on their home territory of the Highlands and Islands, they have received enquiries from all over the UK and further afield. This has resulted in them supplying timber frame house kits in the south of England, Wales and Spain’s southern mountain region of Andalusia, near Malaga.
For further information on the Highland & Islands we recommend you visit the websites of the local authorities which make up the region:
Highland Council – www.highland.gov.uk
Argyll & Bute Council – www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Moray Council – www.moray.gov.uk
Orkney Islands Council – www.orkney.gov.uk
Shetland Islands Council – www.shetland.gov.uk
Western Isles Council (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) – www.cne-siar.gov.uk
There can be little doubt Norscot has stood the test of time. This means customers can expect products which are “fit for purpose” and a reliable service. They can also have total confidence in the comprehensive guarantees offered by the company.