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Jewson provides the tools for self build success

When DIYer, Chris Thundow and his wife, came across a dilapidated barn for sale in Thankerton, Lanark, they immediately knew they had to restore it to its former glory. With a little help from our Wishaw branch the couple are breathing life back into the historic local building.

Keen to preserve the appeal of the old stone building, Chris decided on a more sensitive refurbishment that would simultaneously update the interior into a modern family home. Intent on restoring the property using as many sustainable products as he could, he turned to us for guidance and building materials.

Kris Keane, Branch Manager at our Wishaw Branch said: “Chris came to open an account with us on the recommendation of his brother, who has been a regular customer here for a while. We’re pleased to have been able to offer our help – particularly when it’s going towards preserving the character and history of the buildings of the local area.”

Using period finishes for the exterior of the building, such as reroofing with traditional tiles, the internal design focused on creating a vaulted, open plan living space, which was achieved using Jewson sustainable timber. A timber shell was installed inside the solid stone walls, which could then be fully insulated, while the original floor was removed and replaced with concrete slabs on top of a waterproof membrane.

Chris said: “It’s been a great experience working with Jewson right from the very beginning. Initially I started off quite small, just picking up a few bits and pieces here and there, but as the project went on they have become my main source of materials.”

You can visit the Jewson Self Build website here.