Station Brae

Station Brae





Station Brae

Fyvie Station


Welcome to our new Adventure !

We are not building another Log House for a few personal reasons, but this time it will be a SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panel System) house so will come in kit form, however the new house will be clad externally in European Larch and internally in European Redwood with an Oak Floor throughout except for the kitchen, bathroom and Boiler Room that will have a tiled floor.

The external cladding will be stained to prevent the aging process turning it silver and the internal cladding will all be horizontal, the same as what we have now.

Other main bits will be:

An Air Source Heat Pump  and Underfloor Heating

4kW PV System with a Tesla Powerwall 2 Battery to offset using the Grid too much (we are not off grid this time)

Kit will be from Angus Homes and all the windows and doors supplied by Nordan with very high U values so that the heating requirements will be minimal.

Also water will be heated by Solar Thermal Panels

Updated 16th Aucust 2019

UPDATED - 16th August 2019

At 12.30 on 28th November, we started to break ground and over the next few weeks I will be uploading photos to show whats going on.

Check out the November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June and July

A Map from 1856 showing Fyvie Station and where our new house will be, red blob along with a current Map below.

Our Location at Fyvie Station


We were given Planning Permission to go ahead and build the new house at Fyvie Station on 3rd August 2018.

We have located a lovely plot, about 2 miles from where we used to live and we have enlisted the help of Katrina Denholm to turn my initial sketches into a proper set of drawings to put to the Planners and also for Building Warrant.

You can see more of Katrina's work by clicking her logo below.

Lots more progress as can be seen below so its time to give links to the Companies that have so far proved to be excellent to deal with and shown excellent workmanship.

Nordan Windows and Doors, Russell Construction, Angus Homes, Plumbing and Renewables and Turriff Building Services, as well as Andy Duguid Electrical who have been excellent too, there are links to all of them below.

16th August Update

We are in!!

Actually moved in last weekend with great help from Ian and Nataysha, many thanks for your invaluable help.

Just got a few minor things the Joiners need to finish but we are now settling into the house and trying to find things in the numerous boxes!

Check out the July update HERE