Perfect home for a haulier

Perfect home for a haulier. Ewen Stewart & Sons started delivering for RRH in 1992 which meant Ewen had seen first hand the quality.

Family Business

Ewen Stewart and Son is a long-established haulage firm who have been delivering straw, animal feed and much more all over Scotland for over 38 years. Ewen Stewart and Sons started delivering timber frame houses for Rob Roy Homes in 1992 and because of this Ewen had seen first hand the quality of the materials going to site and judging by the feedback he heard from various trade and one-off projects around the country knew they would get a high-quality product and excellent customer service.

Ewen and Kirsty’s journey

When Ewen Stewart Jnr and Kirsty, his now wife, decided they needed a house of their own, it made perfect sense to build on the family land near Comrie, Perthshire, where the family business is based.

As Ewen was initially concerned that planning permission might be difficult he engaged the services of local architect firm James Denholm Partnership at an early stage to assist with this. Ewen and Kirsty were originally denied planning permission. However, with good advice and persistence from their architects, approval was eventually granted.

Ewen and Kirsty met staff at Rob Roy Homes and discussed the details for their new house. The timber frame package includes the timber frame structure of the house that has been engineered to a standard well in excess of the prevailing engineering codes and has been made from imported structural timber.

Ewen and Kirsty first broke ground in January 2021 when the foundations were then laid. They then started building the house on April 1st that year. From breaking ground to moving into their new home took 13 months.

Our product

Rob Roy Homes takes time to discuss the specification and the needs of each individual customer. Along with the very important subject of budget – then provides a detailed quotation. Rob Roy Homes has a purpose-built factory next to its office where all of the manufacturing is carried out.

Building your own home from scratch can be a daunting experience. However, with over 30 years in the self-build industry, Rob Roy Homes’ seasoned team ensures that every customer receives a comprehensive and accurate service, forming a partnership with the customer to assist from the beginning to the end of the project.

Imported timber is relevant because it is sourced from countries colder than our own where the trees grow more slowly, meaning it is more stable when put into the warm environment of a new house. All of the timber used by Rob Roy Homes is then kiln-dried and double pressure treated to prevent rot and risk of insect attack.

The windows, whether they are timber or timber with aluminium cladding or UPVC, are also supplied as part of the package and again to a standard that meets the requirements for severe exposure meaning that they will keep the house warm and the weather out. All insulation, plasterboard, stairs, internal doors and finishings are supplied, and this can all be tailored to suit each customer.

Making the dream a reality

Rob Roy Homes works with the customer and builder to ensure deliveries of the different kit components suit their schedule. Every job is looked at on an individual basis to work around the site access requirements and build schedules. The deliveries usually come in three parts which include structural components that will get you to a wind and watertight stage, roughing’s and finishing’s.

Whether it’s external design, internal layout, durability, sustainability, and/or originality, Rob Roy Homes will work with every customer’s concept and budget, from those starting from scratch or like Ewen and Kirsty, who came with architects’ drawings and clear ideas of what they want.

The Scottish Farmer

Kitchen/Dining Area with patio doors to garden
Living Area with internal doors provided by Rob Roy Homes

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