Though traditional in appearance the houses are produced as modular units, under controlled factory conditions enabling precision as well as making quality control easier. Part funded by Ecology Building Society, the homes had strict environmental performance criteria to meet. This was achieved through a combination of high-quality insulation, better air tightness and the use of solar PV panels.
Local residents enjoyed watching the modules be craned into position on site, after being delivered to Mull via the Oban to Craignure ferry. Module dimensions were designed with meticulous accuracy to ensure safe passage on the ferry and across single track roads on the final leg of the journey.
Following years of feasibility work and fundraising to purchase land and meet construction costs, the delivery of these homes has secured the future sustainability of the fragile Ulva Ferry community, increasing the resident working age population by 10% and the school roll by 50%.