Scandinavian homes

Scandinavian house design is timeless in its simplicity and style. Fraemohs Homes have been selling Scandinavian styled homes since 1968.

The company was founded by Danish-born Monni Fraemohs back in 1968. Monni saw the potential for using New Zealand’s plentiful timber resource to create Scandinavian-styled homes that would suit the New Zealand environment and the Kiwi lifestyle.

Form and function

One of the key principles of Scandinavian design is the relationship between form and function. Simplicity and elegance of form is the hallmark of Scandinavian design and this is interwoven with the necessity for the design to allow for effective and efficient performance of function. For this reason, Scandinavian design is associated with a high quality product.

The kitset approach commonly used in Europe and developed for Fraemohs Homes by Monni is a perfect example of this focus on achieving a high quality product in the most efficient way. As all the components of the walls are manufactured within our factory, we can ensure that everything is measured and made to fit together perfectly on site. This reduces the risk of human error compromising the end result and also minimises wastage of materials. The kitsets are also very quick to erect on site which speeds up the build process.

Scandinavian homes
Scandinavian house design

Characteristics of Scandinavian Homes

Despite living in a region with some of the harshest winters in the world, Scandinavian homes have a reputation for being light, bright and warm.

Timber is used frequently in Scandinavian homes. It is used in flooring, on walls and in furniture. Wood adds warmth and cosiness to the interior of a home.

Scandinavian homes are designed to let in the daylight as much as possible so feature large windows. There is a tendency to have simple elegant blinds rather than fussy drapes.

Neatness and tidiness are achieved using carefully planned storage areas within the home.

Fraemohs applies all of the above principles to our homes. This means that whether you choose a classic Solid Timber home made out of solid wood (in the tradition of a classic Scandinavian log cabin) or a conventionally-framed Timbermode home featuring modern styling, you can be sure that you are getting a quality home that will stand the test of time.