PROJECT 4

Fife
Scotland

Location:

Fife, Scotland

Stage:

Completed 2015

Client:

Private

Square Footage: 10,000 sq ft

 

Kudos supplied and installed:

Timber Frame Core

Insulation

Air Tightness

Heating

Ground source heat pump

The brief

Comfort, efficiency and privacy were the primary objectives for this client in building their new home in Fife. The couple were introduced to Kudos by another contractor in the planning stages of their build, with the recommendation that timber frame would achieve the energy efficient and comfortable home that the client sought.

The brief to Kudos was to deliver a high-spec, low energy home. To achieve this, Kudos supplied and installed the timber frame core, airtightness measures and insulation to the build.

 

The Timber Frame Decision

This home was extremely well planned even before the planning application was submitted. The client was extremely exacting in both brief and choice of contractors. They were clear from the outset that they wanted to build with artisanal values and to work with craftsmen who took pride in their work.

The decision to go with a timber frame core and entrust that to Kudos, came about through a couple of visits with the Kudos team at their office, followed by a visit to a Kudos built home. These visits instilled confidence in the client that the company would deliver a home that was built to the highest standards. This was not something they had felt when engaging with other timber frame companies nearer to home.

The client told us, ‘On visiting a Kudos built home, we immediately felt that timber frame was right for the home we wanted to create. We were immediately won over by the solidity of it and the fact that you didn’t hear the doors shut, which was in complete contrast to other timber frame built homes we visited. The Kudos built home visit convinced us of the versatility and warmer, energy efficient properties that a timber frame home could deliver.’

 

The advantages of living in a Kudos timber frame home

The difference in warmth was immediate.

When we spoke in October 2015, the client had yet to turn on any heat and yet the comfort of the home was the first thing that hit them on walking in. Having come from a Victorian house with variations in temperature from one room to the next to their new home with consistent temperatures throughout the house, is quite a different experience resulting in a much more comfortable living environment and quality of life.

How was your experience in dealing with Kudos?

“The bespoke nature of Kudos’s approach suited us. We wanted an artisan built home and the customer service to go with it. Everyone at Kudos, from the project management team to the guys on site, were a pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and when we had a question, they came back in a timely manner, with a straightforward response – they took time to explain things to us. We would have no trouble recommending Kudos to anyone.”

 

To find out more about how Kudos can work with you on your new build project, please give us a call or drop us an email to start the conversation.

At Kudos we can simply:

  • supply and install the timber frame core, or
  • supply and install the timber frame core together with airtightness measures and insulation.