Mr Scott & Ms Macdermid, Isle of Scalpay, Harris.

Client Name: Mr Scott & Ms Macdermid

Location: Isle of Scalpay, Harris.

Year of Build: 2022

Main Contractor: Angie Glen

Total Floor Area: 124m2

Total Build Cost (Excluding VAT and Land): £245,000

Cost per M2: £2,000

Mark Scott and Ann Macdermid embarked on a remarkable journey to transform Ann’s family home on the Isle of Scalpay, Harris. The initial plan was to restore the old house, but after assessing the costs and realising that the layout wouldn’t meet their needs, the couple decided to demolish and build a new home. 

Having explored various kit suppliers, they found Norscot to be exceptionally helpful and superior in terms of product quality. A pivotal moment in their decision-making process was connecting with a previous Norscot customer, who had successfully built on the neighbouring Western Isles in Lewis. Impressed by the recommendations and especially the quality of the finishing materials, Mark and Ann confidently chose Norscot for their dream home.

The couple’s favourite space in their new home is the living room, complete with a cosy wood burner and breathtaking views. This space serves as a cosy retreat and a focal point for relaxation and gatherings.

Reflecting on their experience, Mark and Ann offer valuable advice to those considering their own self-build project: “Whatever your budget, add at least 20%.” This sound advice reinforces the unforeseen challenges and expenses that may arise during the construction process. 

Describing their experience with Norscot, Mark and Ann express their satisfaction, stating, “Amazing, everyone was a pleasure to deal with.” Despite navigating their project amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple commends Norscot for their exceptional service. Even post-completion, when faced with a few minor issues, Ian went “above and beyond” to provide assistance and resolve concerns.

Their primary information sources included visiting showrooms and seeking advice from industry professionals. Additionally, they utilised Norscot’s build cost calculator to plan and manage their budget effectively.

Mark and Ann’s journey from considering a renovation to building a new home on the Isle of Scalpay showcases the importance of careful planning, selecting reputable partners like Norscot, and maintaining flexibility throughout the construction process which has led them to achieving a lovely home that they are so pleased with.