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Challenged to create a home among the trees in Camuscross on the Isle of Skye, Dualchas Architects came up with a simple yet striking ‘slatted house’.

The private property is nestled within birch woodland, enjoying private views of a small burn and an abundance of natural light. The clients requested a space that would maintain a low profile among the trees and blend into the landscape. The project was completed in Summer 2016 by Allen Cowe Builders.

Russwood Scotlarch® provides a native, natural material for the exterior cladding, and will weather to match the natural tones of the site. The main block features boards of 140 x 25mm RW014 profile, while the lower rear block is clad with narrow boards of 54 x 40mm Adhoc profile. Russwood worked with the client to develop the profile of these narrow boards, which serve as a simple privacy screen for the windows on the approach to the house.

Inside, wide boards of Russwood Chateau Basecoat oak flooring provide a neutral backdrop to the bespoke oak dressers separating the living spaces.

Architect Rory Flyn said: ‘Russwood were very helpful in getting the specification right for the cladding profiles and fixings we required. This gave us confidence that the details would work and stand the test of time.’

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