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The building of a sustainable, long-lasting beautiful home in the remote Isle of Skye. How to?

Houses have temperaments; creaky ones, windy ones, warm ones…and when you build them, you need to consider many, many things so they don’t get too temperamental!

So when InstaHaus, a great team which enjoys an enviable and wide-reaching reputation in the creation of stunning bespoke, relocatable timber homes for lucky people in both UK and Europe, were tasked with designing a timber-framed home destined for Glen Brittle, a remote spot on the Isle of Skye, they had to choose the perfect materials for the climate!

From garden annexes to holiday lodges, InstaHaus hand-builds every structure in the Somerset workshop which may be a wee bit warmer than a Scottish equivalent. They are built in 8-10 weeks and can normally be delivered and installed within as little as 24 hours. Pandemic willing! 

InstaHaus has always used the highest quality materials which are super sustainable; that’s the very ethos of the business after all.  So what better partner than Norbord? The panels portfolio, full of products made here in the UK, is a perfect match.

Using Norbord’s SterlingOSB Zero for the walls and roof, CaberFloor P5 for the floors and CaberFix D4 for all the joints, InstaHaus was able to satisfy the happy customer’s requirements for an environmentally-friendly, sustainable home at an affordable price.

Greg Day, co-founder and managing director of InstaHaus, says Norbord products are a perfect fit for the company’s aim to be the most environmentally and sustainable modular housing brand.  “We have used Norbord products for a number of years, after originally being recommended them by a merchant, because they are FSC-certified and help us to achieve our eco-friendly end product.  Norbord always delivers on quality and value as well as aligning with our environmentally-friendly values”.

To find out more about Norbord’s products for housebuilders, get in touch with Daniel Clarke – email [email protected] or go to our housebuilder page for a wealth of product information.

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