HebHomes offer a wide range of self build kit homes to suit all households and budgets, taking you from the selection of your design to your finished dream home.
Our eco-friendly designs, inspired by traditional Hebridean architecture, are sympathetic to the landscape and can be readily adapted to your specific location and requirements.
With hundreds already built, the HebHomes ranges, designed by award-winning Dualchas Architects, offer open-plan living, floor-to-ceiling windows and modern interior design. Inspired by traditional forms – like blackhouses and sheilings – our houses are loved by planners in both rural and urban settings across the UK.Our Homes
Rather than outdated timber studs we offer the options of our closed panel 'Space Frame' system (SFS) as well as advanced ‘structurally insulated panels’ (SIPs) where the insulation is integral to the structure. For the ultimate green building, we also offer cross-laminated timber (CLT) kits. With off-site construction, our super-insulated houses can be built much quicker than you would expect.Sustainability
We have over 40 different kit homes, ranging from 1 to 5 plus bedrooms for you to choose from in either SFS, SIP or CLT. Our architects are happy to make changes to these designs to suit your needs and your specific location. We then supply and erect the kit to your site. Our kits can be delivered anywhere in the world.Why Choose Us
Construction is a complex and often financially uncertain project. Unlike other house builders who hide the full costs, we provide you with the clearest, simplest pricing information we can. Avoid financial distress by using our unique interactive price calculator to plan your finances realistically from the start.Price Clarity
Embarking upon a ‘self build’ house project can be intimidating. We can take many of these worries away by providing a partial or full turnkey service, also offering essential extras such as kitchens, bathrooms and flooring. We can also organise all statutory permissions and take the build to completion across the UK and Ireland. There are many approaches, requiring varying levels of involvement – it is totally up to you how much help you would like to get from us.Turnkey Service
Our eco-friendly designs inspired by Hebridean architecture fall into five ranges which can readily be adapted to your specific location and requirements. We also offer bespoke designs.
Our new Airigh collection is inspired by the sheilings (àirighean) that were once common in the Scottish Highlands.
This range of one-storey houses are ideal as starter homes and can be easily amended for wheelchair use.
This sleek range of one-and-a-half storey kit houses have been inspired on the traditional ‘longhouse’ of Scotland and northern Europe.
Our large and luxurious ‘Steading’ range of kit houses has been inspired by the forms and proportions of traditional farm steadings.
This range of kit houses is inspired by the classic Hebridean ‘whitehouse’ form, characterised by its white rendered walls, slate roof and attractive dormer windows.
We can work with you to adjust each of these designs to suit your needs. Alternatively we can develop a bespoke solution, in partnership with Dualchas Architects.
It is important as a starting point to obtain advice on your overall budget for your home. If you are intending to use a bridging loan or mortgage, make sure it’s suitable for the project ahead. For more information please download our Budgeting Guide from the Members Area.
For mortgages you can contact Buildstore. They offer excellent budget advice, establishing what you can afford at an early stage. For commercial loans you can try Kintail Finance. This could help you fund holiday lets or business expansion.Project Sequence
Find a plot in your favoured location and make sure it is suitable for the intended purpose. We are happy to offer advice. When you are ready to proceed, appoint a solicitor to put in a conditional offer on your behalf. Once applicable consents and legalities are dealt with, the land is yours.
To find land use a site search service company such as Buildstore Land Services. The best option is to keep looking on estate agent websites and be ready to move quickly. Download our Searching for Land guide from our Members Area for more information.Project Sequence
Your budget and land will help guide your choice of design. We will offer advice to you and other building professionals involved to narrow this down to the most suitable. We will then help you decide on the house design that best matches your brief with your budget.
At HebHomes, we have a range of standardised house types and plan layouts to suit all families, lifestyles and budgets. For more information on the amendments you can make please download our Design Changes guide from our Members Area.Project Sequence
Appointing a local architect, surveyor or other construction industry professional can be invaluable when self building a house. They will act as your agent and can offer expert guidance through the whole process.
Alternatively, if you choose our Planning and Building Control Service, HebHomes will act as your agent to guide you through the statutory consents required. This will include the duties of Principal Designer in the pre-construction phase of the project under CDM Regulations.
Please download our Working with an Agent guide from our Members Area for more information.Project Sequence
We will provide drawings of your chosen design for inclusion in the submission to planning authorities. It will be the responsibility of your appointed agent to assist you in obtaining the site-specific drawings you will require for the application. This includes location plan and site plan as well as parking and drainage arrangements. Once lodged, it should take eight weeks for a decision to be reached, although it can take longer.
This will all be undertaken by Hebhomes if you choose our Planning and Warrant Service.
Securing Planning Permission can sometimes be a challenge. Please download our Planning Guide from our Members Area for more information.
Once planning is approved, we will issue you with a Supply only or Supply and Erect contract with an estimated kit price. We will proceed with producing detailed construction drawings for inclusion in the submission to your local building control department. A structural engineer will be required to design foundations and on-site engineering.
If using our Planning and Warrant Service this will be undertaken by Hebhomes.Project Sequence
The normal process is for your agent to put your house out to tender to three reputable contractors, ideally NHBC registered. The agent will ensure that you appoint the builder offering the most suitable tender. Your agent should ensure that both the builder and yourself understand the contract you are entering into and its obligations.
If you have chosen a Turnkey service option with HebHomes, we will appoint one of our trusted affiliated contractors and not tender the job.Project Sequence
Once Building Control Consent is approved and your main contractor is appointed, it is time to start procuring materials required for building your home. This will be your responsibility or that of your contractor to organise. Site access and connections will also need to be finalised at this stage.
It takes around 8-12 weeks for your windows to be delivered and 3 weeks for the kit to be delivered and these will be co-ordinated with your overall build.Project Sequence
Your site will need to be cleared, an access track installed and the suitable substructure, groundworks and foundations built.
If you are using one of our Turnkey services, our affiliated contractor will organise this for you and prepare the site for the kit erection. If you are using our Supply or Supply and Erect services, this will be organised by your main contractor..Project Sequence
With detailed drawings, professional guidance and a good builder, you can sit back and enjoy watching your house being built. After the arrival of the SIP/CLT kit and its erection by certified installers, electrical and plumbing will begin inside as the outer skin is completed externally. And when the finishes are in place and the kitchen fitted, paintwork will bring the house to life.
You will most likely need to appoint a separate Contract Administrator (CA) to administer the contract while the work is on site and we would recommend you do so.Project Sequence
Once the house has been granted a completion certificate by the council and approved by your agent, you can lie back on your carefully chosen sofa and admire your wonderful new home. The defects period - where the contractor is obliged to make good any snags - will normally last 12 months.
Building your own architect-designed dream home will never be easier than with a Hebhome.Project Sequence
HebHomes ethos matched with our desire to build a contemporary home with links to the traditions of island life. We considered many designs but the WH502 has given us a modern family home that also fits with the landscape. We are very happy with our modern classic home."
I used the turn-key service which I can highly recommend. Their trusted contractor was very organised and good to work with and the standard of workmanship high. Five years on the house still looks as good as new." .
Three years since completion, after a problem-free build, the house is still a delight. It’s a very efficient design, easy to maintain and with remarkable storage space, and the insulation does everything it claims to do. No complaints; it’s a real success.
After nearly 5 years we are so delighted with our HebHome that we feel we are living in a luxury 5-star holiday home - permanently! An easy company to work with full of advice and help during the construction. Highly recommend them.
I have to say that I am delighted. The SIP system is excellent, and the design is even better on the ground than it appeared on paper.
Absolutely beautiful house. Everything was excellent. This place definitely deserves it's five-star grading. You have done an excellent job with An Linnean. Beautiful decor, beautiful surroundings. A place for people who like the finer things in life.
We gave the house the name 'Hyggie'. It's a Scandinavian word which encompasses family, friends and cosiness and it is so apt for the feeling we get whenever we enter the house. Once through the door, an atmosphere of calm and warmth and that is quickly followed by an immense appreciation of the seascape view through the panoramic window
Working with HebHomes was a very pleasant experience. Continuous advice and support made the once daunting thought of self-build into simple step by step process of building our dream holiday home. We now own a beautiful longhouse which is admired by all our guests.
What I love about my house is the connection between inside and out. The full-height glazing means that the landscape seems incredibly close, yet I can shut the windows to a storm, draw the blinds and feel warm and secure.
We have had many compliments on the house and on your design and are really happy in our home.