Station Brae

Station Brae





Station Brae

Fyvie Station


Welcome to our new Adventure !

We are not building another Log House for a few personal reasons, but this time it will be a SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panel System) house so will come in kit form, however the new house will be clad externally in European Larch and internally in European Redwood with an Oak Floor throughout except for the kitchen, bathroom and Boiler Room that will have a tiled floor.

The external cladding will be stained to prevent the aging process turning it silver and the internal cladding will all be horizontal, the same as what we had previously.

Other main bits will be:

A 5kW Air Source Heat Pump and Underfloor Heating

4kW PV System with a Tesla Powerwall 2 Battery to offset using the Grid too much (we are not off grid this time)

Kit was from Angus Homes and all the windows and doors supplied by Nordan with very high U values so that the heating requirements will be minimal.

Also water will be heated by Solar Thermal Panels

Updated 25th October 2019

UPDATED - October 2019

At 12.30 on 28th November, we started to break ground and now we are in!

All the months below show all the progress right from breaking ground to us moving in on 10th August which is almost exactly a year after Planning was approved.

Check out the November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June and July also for anyone interested there are now some inside the house as we are in it HERE

A Map from 1856 showing Fyvie Station and where our new house is, red blob along with a current Map below.

Our Location at Fyvie Station


We were given Planning Permission to go ahead and build the new house at Fyvie Station on 3rd August 2018.

We have located a lovely plot, about 2 miles from where we used to live and we have enlisted the help of Katrina Denholm to turn my initial sketches into a proper set of drawings to put to the Planners and also for Building Warrant.

You can see more of Katrina's work by clicking her logo below.

As we are now in its time to give links to the Companies that have so far proved to be excellent to deal with and shown excellent workmanship.

Nordan Windows and Doors, Russell Construction, Angus Homes, Plumbing and Renewables and Turriff Building Services, as well as Andy Duguid Electrical who have been excellent too, there are links to all of them below.

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