Who We Are

R.HOUSE sustainable timber framed houses are the innovative product of the collaborative partnership between award-winning Skye architects, Rural Design and specialist builders, James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd, also based on the Isle of Skye.

Together we design and build beautiful contemporary prefabricated homes, our R.HOUSE range, that embody the core principles of sustainability and fit effortlessly into the landscape.

Living and working in the Isle of Skye, off the West Coast of Scotland, means we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in rural builds. We understand the challenges of constructing homes that can withstand the harshest environments and exposure to severe weather while optimising our clients comfort, energy efficiency and air quality.

Our strength is our partnership. With design and construction expertise under one roof, we can offer our clients a complete Turnkey Service, we have control over the whole process from conception to completion, meaning we can give cost clarity.

We take care of everything from planning permission to completion. At the same time, you still have control over design decisions and furnishings for your dream home.

Hear from our founders James MacQueen and Alan Dickson in the following film.

Genuine Turnkey

With design and construction expertise under one roof through the partnership between Rural Design Architects and James MacQueen Building Contractors, we offer a complete turnkey solution that takes care of everything from planning permission to completion.

The R.HOUSE turnkey home building service means you have control over design decisions and finishings, while not having to source materials and manage contractors.

It also offers financial peace of mind and less stress as there are no hidden costs, and the responsibility for the construction and successful delivery of your dream home is in the hands of an experienced team.

Our genuine turnkey service can even help you source a self-build mortgage in Scotland due to our strong partnership with Ecology Building Society.

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Rural Design Architects and James MacQueen Builders have worked together on R.HOUSE self-builds since 2012. We know how each other operates and how to design, construct and deliver our one goal – realising your vision.

Our project and build processes are proven to provide cost-efficiency coupled with practical methods to ensure we deliver your house on time, and to budget, upholding our quality standards and exceeding your expectations.


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If you are interested in an R.House, please get in touch and our team will contact you about your project.
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A huge thank you to R.HOUSE for helping my dreams become a reality! You guys were wonderful to work with!

Matt Millward, R2.5, Achnacree Bay

The most exciting thing we’ve ever done! Everything is better than we could have expected. We would definitely recommend R.HOUSE to others!

Jamie and Elaine, RF2 Enhanced, Holmisdale

Absolutely superb! Couldn’t have wished for anything better. We are absolutely delighted, everything was done right the first time. We had top grade workers. Everything is in the right place, it’s so well designed and we haven't put our heating on since we moved in, in March.

Malcolm and Doreen Smith, RF3 Harrapool, Isle of Skye

We would highly recommend R HOUSE, having had 2 houses built by the company; a holiday home in 2015, followed by our main home in 2018. The company employ highly skilled staff who are able to undertake the whole process of the builds smoothly and without delays.

Keith Madley

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