Fjordhus Construction Ltd. is a design and build company based in Galashiels, south Scotland. The company offers construction services to clients from within the self-build sector specialising in bespoke, private housing.
CCG OSM has long been a strategic partner of Fjordhus due to the benefits of using off-site manufacturing as a construction method and specifically, the OSM iQ closed panel timber frame system, with a variety of contracts undertaken every year. Enhanced levels of specification are met with ease of transportation thanks to OSM’s logistical expertise and rapid site erection when on site. Thanks to these benefits, Fjordhus is offered the flexibility to operate across the United Kingdom – as far south as Southampton and as remote as the western and northern isles of Scotland.
A leading example of how the iQ system has benefited the delivery of a project is the Isle of Harris. Located to the north west of Scotland, this remote Hebridean island is a stunning example of rural landscapes but one which brings challenges in construction: accessibility, harsh weather conditions, and a limited logistical network. The iQ system confronts these challenges with ease of transportation, a particular advantage when traveling by sea, and a weather-protected outer layer that shields from moisture build-up for up to three months. Design flexibility is also brought by the iQ system which has allowed the client to fully benefit from the stunning surroundings without being impacted by the land conditions.
Isle of Harris was completed in 2017.