SONAS

A Dream Home in Kilmacolm

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Standing proudly against a rolling green backdrop of Historic Inverclyde is Sonas: a bright and spacious country villa, custom built by QBuild. 


SUMMARY

Traditional timber frame with insulated panel system.

A+ Energy Efficiency Rating

2 floors
5 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
2 living rooms
1 reception area
1 sun room

Build time 10months


REALISING A VISION

Sonas is Gaelic for happiness. And, as always, maintaining our client's happiness was our priority throughout this project. As Primary Contractor, our responsibility was to bring their vision to life, on time, in budget and to the high standards that people have come to expect from us. 

Achieving this on Sonas required diligent project management; bringing together the skills and resources of Architects, suppliers, and a top build team, in order to deliver our client's dream home. 

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Space, Light, and Warmth


 

 

 

 

 

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Sonas' south facing walls were built extensively from glass, making full use of the natural light, and leaving no room for imperfections. Every inch of the house was given the utmost attention to detail. Including the expansive ceiling of the open-plan South West wing, which covers 100sqm uninterrupted, and incorporates a living room, kitchen-diner, and sun room.


CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

QBuild successes are largely built on our personal, collaborative approach to client relationships. And Sonas was no exception. We worked closely with the owners to source and develop creative solutions for their home, in parallel with the ongoing build.

One such solution was the intelligent lighting system, which we integrated into the main living areas, allowing the owners to change the 'mood' of the lighting at the touch of a button. 


HEATING

Drawing on our expertise in low-energy home construction, we built Sonas to have an 'A' energy rating and rely on a relatively small and cost-effective boiler for the size of property.

Our strategy for this was multifaceted: high-air tightness techniques (rated to 1.5) combined with a Mechanical Heat Recovery System; insulated structural panels, and energy efficient underfloor heating installed throughout the ground level. 

 

 

 

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Crafted Inside & Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INSIDE

A high quality of craftsmanship was vital in carrying through the design intentions of both client and architect on this project.

Equally as vital was ensuring that each of these crafted elements was sensibly costed, without compromise on quality. 

The custom built staircase is one of a number of examples where, together with the client, we drilled down into the cost of materials in order to find the best combination of value and quality. 

The Sapele Hardwood used for the staircase is also known as African Mahogany because of its rich colour and attractive grain that darkens with age, adding further value with time. 


OUTSIDE

The exterior of Sonas saw an equal amount of attention to detail as the custom built features on the inside. And at no point did we skip over the challenging aspects of this build or opt for an easier solution.

Durable, hard-wearing materials and a precision finish resulted in a clean and fresh appearance that will last our clients for years to come. 

 

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