Build It Awards 2017!


NorDan are delighted to have attended this year’s Build It Awards with valued partners Cairnrowan Custom Homes and ScotFrame who were shortlisted in two categories for their work on the fantastic Millbank House project.

Millbank House is a stylish, bespoke, energy efficient house that features NorDan high performance windows and doors. The project has been shortlisted in two categories in the Build It awards, Best Eco Home and Best Timber Frame Home.

The energy efficiency and weather protection provided by our unique windows and doors meant that they were the perfect choice for this project, located in rural Aberdeenshire.

Barbara Henderson and Calum Sinclair from the NorDan Aberdeen office join Gregor Davidson, owner of Cairnrowan Custom Homes and Malcolm Thomson and Alan Cruickshank of ScotFrame at a glittering Gala Dinner in London on Friday 22nd September, hosted by celebrated comedian, Marcus Brigstocke. 

The annual event celebrates all aspects of self-build and renovation, including completed projects, services and suppliers. The awards bring together architects, manufacturers and key industry figures in recognition of innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build home sector.


About Millbank House

With a one acre plot of breath taking countryside in Aberdeenshire, Leanne and James Duncan had a very simple brief when they approached Cairnrowan Custom Homes - a stylish, bespoke, energy efficient house. After reviewing the initial architect designs, Cairnrowan suggested they go to a more innovative, modern and rural sympathetic architect, Annie Kenyon Architects.

This project was completed within time (allowing the customers to move in two weeks before their wedding) and budget and exceeded the customers’ expectations in terms energy efficiency and airtightness. By using a Scotframe engineered system Cairnrowan were able to erect the timber frame to a wind and water tight stage within 5 days. This is advantageous when working in areas such as Scotland when weather conditions are a huge contributing factor to lost program time in a build project.