Kevin McCloud returns to Strathaven in Scotland, to meet flying Instructor Colin MacKinnon and his partner, hovercraft instructor and trapeze enthusiast Marta Briongos. They are part of the very select few who can claim to own their own airfield. In fact, their love of flying is so great, they decided to live on the airfield too. Their ambitious plan was to build an incredible metal sculptural home inspired by aircraft hangars right next to the runway.
But the difficulties of building their elegant design soon became apparent – bespoke metal homes are hardly the norm in Scotland and finding people to do the work proved tricky. Then with the project barely off the ground they had to contend with violent rain, snow, and the worst storms for a hundred years. With work slowing to a snail’s pace, what was supposed to be a year-long project stretched into its third year. When the money eventually ran out, Colin and Marta were forced to down tools before they could move in.
Six years on however, with Colin and Marta now in residence, Kevin is finally able to see the finished house in all its metallic glory and discover if their magnificent structure has transformed their lives in the way they’d hoped.
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|Architect||Richard Murphy Architects|
|Bathroom Taps||Dorn Bracht|
|Curved Terrace Glazing||Intaglio Glass|
|Flooring||Quartz Stone Carpets|
|Groundworks||Tusk Plant & Civil Engineering|
|Metsec Framework||CM Framing and Partitions|
|In-built Bedroom Mirrors||Forsyth Glazing|
|Office & Studio Desktops||Worktop Express|
|Planning Consultant||Montagu Evans|
|Quantity Surveyor||McLeod & Aitken|
|Red Balcony Furniture||John Lewis|
|TV Room Sofa||Seriously Sofas|
|Structural Steel Works||GR Contracts|
|Structural Engineers||Create Engineering|
|Underfloor Heating and MVHR||Thermsaver|