Scandinavian Homes – Our Name and Our Passion.
We are a family-run business, based in Yorkshire UK, committed to making your self-build dreams a reality.
As go-to suppliers of Scandinavian self build log house kits in the UK, we can guide you through every step of your self-build journey, from helping you attain funding and navigate planning, to designing, and eventually moving you into, your dream home.
We offer a wide range of stunning, quality log homes, garden buildings, holiday homes and mobile homes, made by a leading Finnish manufacturer of Scandinavian self build house kits, Hirsiset.
Hirsiset are among the leading log home manufacturers in Finland, with a wealth of expertise in producing high quality log buildings, and are an innovative supplier with a portfolio of traditional and modern designs.
For those looking for a partner throughout the self-build journey, we can provide a first-class, fully managed, turnkey service to help you turn our luxury log kits into the truly special structures they are. Alternatively, we can simply provide you with a self-build kit to construct yourself, or build your watertight shell for you to fit and finish.
From your forever home to the ultimate luxury garden office, we can help bring the beauty and charm of Scandinavia to your self-build project.
Built to the highest of environmental standards, our Scandinavian self build house kits use sustainable materials, and can be fully insulated with double gazed windows and doors, offering you comfortable, cost-effective, energy efficient living.
Our Scandinavian self build house kits are the eco-friendly, sustainable home you’ve always dreamt of. Our smaller buildings too, are an excellent investment and a stunning, sustainable, energy efficient addition to your property.
Wherever you are across the UK, contact our friendly team at Scandinavian Homes today to start your self-build journey. Your dream home might cost less than you think.
In 2005, Dave Gittins gave up his job in engineering and started selling log homes for a friend. After the financial crash, he decided to go it alone, and set up Scandinavian Homes early in 2012.
The new career direction quickly became a family obsession, and now Dave runs the business with his wife Teresa Jones, helping people across the UK make their dream homes a reality, with Scandinavian self build house kits.
The two directors are passionate about what they do, and they’ve passed their enthusiasm for log buildings on to the team. Our entire team are 100% committed to helping build the perfect home for you.
Dave started his working life as a qualified engineer, but gave up engineering in 2005 when he got the chance to sell log homes and log cabins. He’s very attached to his historic house and garden, although neither really get the attention they deserve as he’s often too busy building houses for other people.
Dave finds it incredibly rewarding to build our clients’ dream homes for them, and he tell us he’s enormously proud of what our team does – we’re proud of him too!
When Teresa was a teenager, she loved designing houses and had ambitions to be an architect, but once she realised that she wasn’t very good at drawing, ended up in a career in and around IT.
After 10 years as a Research Analyst with a global consulting company, she finally realised that what she loves best is helping clients fulfil their dreams of building their own homes. So, she threw in the IT towel, and now runs most of the administration of the business when she’s not dealing with customers
Business Development & Social Media
Lyn has worked in the Construction Industry for over 25 years, working with Civil Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Business Consultants, and Health and Safety Consultants.
She is in charge of our website and social media accounts, and also responds to customer queries. She gets involved with behind-the-scenes admin, attends shows with us, and is occasionally official photographer and fetcher of tea on site at builds. She’s mad about cats and dogs, mostly drinks coffee, and has a slightly unruly sense of humour.
Martin has had an interesting and varied career, working in both the private and public sectors. This included being a digital photography pioneer as head of photography at Nestle UK, working on highly technical and creative briefs from across Europe. He went on to run his own highly successful photographic and digital image manipulation company.
After turning his creative streak to researching, developing and building his own energy-efficient family home, he became an expert in ‘green’ construction technologies. This led to a role as Manager of the Think Low Carbon Centre, Barnsley which show-cased all the developing green energy technologies, and worked with national bodies (i.e. BRE) and SMEs to disseminate this knowledge and promote up-skilling within the construction industry.
Martin is our go-to-guy for a variety of skills including partnership working, creative solutions, project management and problem solving. And he takes great pictures of our house builds, too!