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June 13th, 2024

Building A SIP House With ECSUS Design – Our Experience

“…building a SIP house was quicker and easier than we could ever have imagined” “…absolutely recommend… added value and experience” “…runs incredibly smoothly” ECSUS Design client Robin Kellett-Navellou describes his family’s experience engaging and building a SIP house with us, in a guest blog. My wife Maayan and I like a challenge. In the first…

November 4th, 2019

How To Build A Chalet To A Budget

All our full and part managed projects come in on time and on budget – usually under €2,500sqm to high spec finish. That’s already a huge saving when you consider that the average build cost in the area is €3,000 to €3,500sqm. So how do we save money for clients and bring our chalet builds…

August 14th, 2019

The Cost Of Building A Chalet In The Alps

There are so many things to consider when making the decision to build a chalet in the French Alps. Design, style, views, proximity to ski lifts, and finding the right piece of land are all high on the priority list – but budget is usually right at the top. You can already imagine sitting in…

August 6th, 2019

SIPS Vs Kit House Construction

Making the decision to build your own chalet in the Alps is a big step. Often people start by looking into ‘kit houses’ in France, which are known as the ‘affordable’ or ‘budget’ option. However there are pitfalls and hidden costs with kit builds that often lead people to enquire with us about a bespoke…

March 28th, 2017

Tips On Buying Land For A Chalet Build In The Alps

We love making the Alpine chalet dream come true for our clients – and it all starts with finding the right plot of land to build on. Our SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) construction system allows for easy, quick construction even on difficult mountain terrain. But if you’re starting your search for constructible land it’s worth…