Galashiels based Gordon Richardson had already established his own successful construction firm ‘Craigvar Construction' and after reading the article about Norwegian Housing in ‘The Scotsman’ thought it was time to diversify.
His son Craig, who had already been working in the family business straight from school, was also eager to become the first Scottish Borders importer of Scandinavian homes which was later to become ‘Fjordhus’.
This was real pioneering stuff.
No-one was building Scandinavian houses in the Borders. They were state of the art, advanced, more energy efficient, quick to construct, bright, airy, warm...what was there not to like?
Gordon and Craig were completely convinced this was the way forward but it was convincing others…it didn’t take long and soon Fjordhus houses were being constructed all over the Borders and throughout the United Kingdom.
As the business grew, it has remained close to its family run roots however, especially now Craig’s partner Elena has joined the team. Recent expansion has seen the opening of a satellite office in Kent to allow Fjordhus to best service it's many Southern customers.
Indeed Fjordhus prides itself on the most phenomenal customer service.
Holding your hand all the way from the day your dream home was created on paper to the day you turn that front door key.
"We would like to thank you for your professionalism and your attention to detail and in particular your co-ordination of all the other contractors to ensure the smooth running and timely manner in which our house was completed. There are many horror stories about "self build" but a testament to your committment during the construction, and after, we would have no hesitation in building another house if the need arose, providing of course that Fjordhus Construction were involved. Please pass on our thanks to all the team involved for helping us turn a dream house from drawing to reality. We knew it would be nice but it has surpassed our expectations."