Take advantage of award-winning design, over half a century of expertise and quality craftsmanship to create your self build home with Potton
When you buy your timber frame or SIPs home from Potton, you’re buying into a heritage that goes back more than 50 years and award-winning expertise that has helped many self-builders realise their dreams.
Whether you know exactly what you want from your self build, or you’re looking to incorporate particular environmental or technical features into your home, Potton’s self build consultants and architectural designers work with you to create your ideal layout and elevations, offering inspiration from the many hundreds of projects they’ve worked on in the past.
Free architectural design and planning service for Graven Hill residents
For Graven Hill residents Potton provide a free architectural design and planning service to help you decide on the final look of your home, whether your tastes lie with the traditional or embrace a contemporary aesthetic. This free service also includes preparing your individual site plan, as well as preparing your detailed planning application.
UK-based off-site frame manufacturing
Potton’s timber-frame and SIPs homes are precision engineered in our factory in Cambridgeshire to your design and specifications, resulting in a bespoke home that tailors exactly to the demands of your lifestyle. Constructing the frame off site in this way has several benefits, not least of which is less waste – important from both an environmental and cost point of view. The exact pre-cutting and assembly of the frame in the factory also has a significant impact on the energy efficiency and airtightness of your final build, enhancing both and exceeding the levels required by Building Regulations.
Straightforward, quick build
Once on site, the erection of the frame is straightforward and quicker than with a traditional masonry build. All of Potton’s erectors are approved by the STA (Structural Timber Association) meeting quality standards and regulatory requirements.
Potton’s closed-panel timber frames, are built with optimal insulation for thermal performance and designed to help reduce thermal bridging. Their structural insulated panels (SIPs) are ideal if you aspire to Passivhaus standard and their Elsworth show home is an excellent example of this. The benefits to timber frame and SIPs are many – walls are slimmer compared to masonry construction, because high performance insulation is contained inside each closed panel. This means you’ll create a larger floor space on the same size footprint allowing you to maximise your living space.
Visit the Potton Show Centre
Why not pay a visit to the Potton show centre in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, where you can tour their five beautiful show homes and seek inspiration for your self build. While there you can chat to their self-build experts about your project, arrange an in-depth consultation, or find out more about Potton’s regular free planning, design and project management workshops and courses at the Self Build Academy. To discover how Potton can help you, visit their website at www.potton.co.uk.
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