Stealth Terrace

JM Architects, Inverness, 2010


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Terrace of four dwelling clad in black synthetic rubber built at the Scottish Housing Expo for the Cairn Housing Association

The row of two/three bedroom houses are contained within a one and a half storey structure with the roof used as an inhabited space.

Each of the houses has a south facing double height living room volume and kitchen located on the ground floor, with bedrooms contained in the roof space.

The south east and west facades and roof are clad in black synthetic rubber, giving the terrace its name. The north facade is clad in black-stained larch.

The building is made using a J.J.I - joist timber frame system which is highly insulated and air tight. This system allowed the building form to be constructed quickly, giving a wind and water tight shell in a matter of weeks.


  • Begun: Jan 2010
  • Completed: Jul 2010
  • Floor area: 414m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £600,000
  • Procurement: JCT SBBC Design and Build
  • Address: Scotland's Housing Expo, Plot 1, Milton of Leys, Inverness, IV2 6GE, United Kingdom

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