What a stunning and romantic place. We loved everything. A house as beautiful as its surroundings. To find such stylish luxury in a truly amazing setting was beyond our dreams. The views are so incredible from every room, it’s hard to believe that you are inside. Never before have we felt so happy to spend time inside looking out. Thank you for building the Stonehouses.
Gillian Baldwin & Iain McRae, Manchester, March 2014
THE ARTISANS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE WHO ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE
OF THE UNCONVENTIONAL SITE AND BUILDING DESIGN:
Martin Urquhart and Steven Bellshaw :
Ground, road works, foundations and landscaping:
Should diggers and dumpers really do that...at that angle?
William Hawkins, Andy Whisken & Lawrence Glass : Drystone Walling & Paving.
Even on the wettest days, in the deepest mud and in the face of William’s wide ranging philosophising they kept their and our spirits up and rose to every challenge.
Don Sutherland and Simon Fraser :
Joiners and Eminent Craftsmen.
In a construction world increasingly adopting kits and staple together houses they saved our project with their perseverance and craftsmanship. They went where most joiners feared to go!
Lochbroom Garage :
for the repeated use of their 4WD forklift with Alan in control. We never knew that a forklift could do wheelies!
Jethro Brudenell : Joiner
Don and Simon’s local and invaluable support. He pretends to dislike wood, but we know otherwise.
Aaron Forsyth and Richy : Roofing
Aaron, a perfectionist who claims to prefer traditional roof structures (“they were designed like that for a reason”). Richy, an occasional resident who always looked on the bright side. Together they pulled it off (and we know they will not have to put it back on again).
Hamish Macdonald : Plumbing & Heating.
He rose to the challenge of the unconventional heating system, difficult site, the owners’ procrastination in choosing plumbing fittings with a smile and numerous bad taste jokes.
Hugh Mackenzie & Daniel Farquhar :
Electrics & Lighting.
They provided the light at the end of a long dark tunnel – even if they were requested to be positioned at a different place than on the plans!
Dougie Sinclair & Raymond :
Plastering, Painting & Tiling
Optimism and diligence amid a cloud of plaster dust. The best West Highland and Hungarian collaboration in the business.
Stuart Bagshaw and Alan Brown : Architects:
Creativity and vision.
Gavin & Rachel Anderson :
Project Managers & General Skivvies
A huge learning curve – so steep we were left clinging on by our fingernails. Kevin McLeod eat your heart out – you could have had a whole season of programmes out of our one project if we were not so camera shy.
Bob Still, Ignite Your Brand :
Brand and graphic designers:
A fantastic website and invaluable creative support. The whole family even tested out the house to search for unseen glitches.
The residents of Ullapool, neighbours
We did not have one person complaining or opposing our plans. In fact, we had nothing but support and positive encouragement from everyone we spoke to or visited us during the protracted build. It meant a lot. Thanks
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