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14 Sep 2010
Scotland’s Housing Expo Winner
Scotland’s Housing Expo – Malcolm Fraser Architects’ House Design is Voted the People’s Favourite
The Highland Housing Alliance has announced that Malcolm Fraser Architects’ Expo house design – ‘House NS’ on Plot 27 – was voted the ‘people’s favourite home’ by visitors who attended the Expo event last month.
The Highland Housing Alliance is selling 24 of the 52 homes which were exhibited at Scotland’s Housing Expo during August and viewed by over 30,000 visitors including ‘House NS’ on Plot 27. The homes will form a permanent community on the former Expo site and potential buyers are encouraged to book appointments now to view the homes.
Susan Torrance, Chief Executive of the Highland Housing Alliance said “I am delighted Plot 27 has received the public vote – it is a good example of a house design which has bridged the gap between what the house builders and public are used to as a standard product and what could be achieved with a bit of thought on good design and a focus on sustainability.”
Malcolm Fraser of Malcolm Fraser Architects said: “We are delighted to receive this vote. We had tried to build something familiar to the house-buying public, and to our house builders that pushes forward simple, sustainable design. We are very happy that the public seem to agree.
“Looking round the site, it’s interesting to learn from the other house designs. We’d like to think that we could do even better the next time. We would love to hear from any house builders, or budding house builders out there, who would like to try building with us.”
House NS is a three bedroom and two public room detached home. It has a highly insulated ‘breathing’ envelope using materials that can be recycled or from natural, sustainable sources with a flexible internal layout. Constructed of a timber frame structure with Scottish larch cladding and zinc roofing, it has a predicted annual running cost of £274.
Prices for the first five Expo Homes have been released for sale. The prices range from a guide price of £220,000 for a three bedroom mid-terraced home to offers over £350,000 for a 3-4 bedroom detached home.
Plot 7 – ‘House No 7’ guide price – £300,000
Plot 9.2 – ‘Three on Nine’ guide price – £220,000 includes furnishings by IKEA
Plot 17 -‘The Secret Garden’- offers over £300,000
Plot 18 -‘The Whole Life House’ – offers over £350,000
Plot 26.1 -‘The Hardcore Softhouse’- guide price £230,000
Becky Lindsay director of Rettie & Co said “Appointments can be booked now to view Highland Housing Alliance properties for sale by contacting the Rettie & Co sales team.
“These are unique architect designed properties encompassing terraced, semi detached and detached homes – offering people at all life’s stages the opportunity to be part of a unique new community.
To book an appointment please contact the Rettie & Co sales team on tel: 0845 220 6565 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit for brochure details on www.highlandhousingalliance.co.uk
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