If you’re thinking of going down the self-build route, the Council’s guide, The Shetland House, is indispensable. It explains what’s involved and is packed with useful ideas and tips.
Many people dream of renovating an older property. Indeed, many ruined or dilapidated houses across Shetland have been restored in the last thirty years or so. It’s not quick or easy, but the reward can be a home of real character and the knowledge that you’ve played a part in maintaining Shetland’s heritage. If this approach appeals to you, we recommend that you speak to the people in the Council’s heritage service on 01595 744800. They will be able to explain what’s involved and they have a useful register of buildings that are ‘at risk’ and would benefit from careful restoration.
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