Pearmain Cottage

Designed by Border Oak in 2000, the original Pearmain Cottage appeared on Channel 4's Grand Designs. This was the very first SIPs dwelling built in the UK and Border Oak's innovative new product completely transformed the construction industry.

Kevin McCloud neatly summarised the finished house: 'Craftsmanship, simple honest materials, modern comforts and a certain modesty - all exemplary qualities for a 21st century cottage.'

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Border Oak Pearmain Cottage
Our Iconic Pearmain Cottage
First built in 2001 on Grand Designs
day 93
armstrong 184
Border Oak Show House
The Border Oak Show House
A bespoke 3 bedroom Pearmain

Example Pearmain Cottage Plans

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Over the past 20 years we have continued to develop our innovative SIPs and oak frame concept, and have added hundreds of new variations across a wide spectrum of sizes; always remaining true to our aim of creating a cottage that is incredibly sustainable, adaptable, high performance and based upon classic design principles.

The Pearmain Cottage portfolio ranges from 80m2 to 300m2. The encapsulation principle is applicable to all of our house types.