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Help to Build Loan Scheme

Financing your self-build has always been one of the challenging things about building your own home.  Now there’s a new option that will make self-build possible even for those without a big deposit. The details of the Government’s eagerly-awaited Help to Build Equity Loan Scheme have finally been released. Applications should go live this Winter. …

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Going Off-Grid?

Thinking of building an eco-friendly self build house that’s completely off grid?

Well, here’s some help to identify the things you need to think about, and some possible pitfalls to avoid.

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Office and Therapy – Why Lighting Makes Such a Difference in your new Garden Building

Lighting – the very thing we all use to extend the day after daylight ends, but rarely give thought to when planning a home project. Done well, the results can transform the interior, your health and your well being. We asked our friends at Secret Lighting ( for some top tips for your garden retreat …

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Images From Lockdown

Here at Scandinavian Homes HQ, we’ve been seeing some gorgeous pictures on social media, taken by people who are furloughed or working from home during Coronavirus lockdown in the UK, and we thought we’d like to showcase some of them. So we put out a call on our various social media platforms, asking people to …

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Modern Log Cabin Life

When you say the words ‘log cabin’, people generally imagine something rustic, tucked away in the woods, probably off grid and no running water, or they think about Center Parcs or similar holiday destinations. And it’s true, there are plenty of log cabins around that meet those descriptions, and they’re quite lovely, but houses made …

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