Caber, n. Also: cabir, -yr, -our, caiber; cabber, kaber. [Gaelic cabar.] A pole or spar, a long slender treetrunk, frequently as used for a rafter. The word has been noted in use in the Scottish language from 1505.
The word ‘caber’ is a beam or rafter, and the ridge beam in a tradtiional Scottish house used a ‘caber’ to support the roof rafters and smaller caber beams to hold down the roof. With our experience in sustainable and ethical architecture and our connection to our Scottish heritage and the natural world, the name Caber House reflects both tradition and the simplicity of construction.
Every project we manage, every client we work for, and every supplier we work with is treated with the same respect and consideration for our heritage and landscape, which is why we are market leaders in providing exceptional self-build sustainable, environmentally-friendly homes to the exacting Passivhaus standards.
Caber House Behaviours and Values
We care about sustainable living.
We think about the environmental impact and use of natural resources in everything we do. We build sustainably, and continually innovate and believe there is more for us to do – together.
We are easy to work with.
We value all interactions with our clients – and by partnering with them to understand and analyse their needs and lifestyle – we build homes they love. We work openly and collaboratively because it enables us to build relationships, figure things out and surpass expectations every time – we like to wow every client.
We are proactive.
We constantly push ourselves to be our best and focus on solutions. As a result, we arrive every day inspired to make an impact through our talents, passion and hard work.
We are responsible and hard-working.
We take ownership of our individual work’s quality and take pride in what we deliver as a team; our focus is on a successful outcome for all. When things don’t go as planned, we proactively use it as an opportunity to share and learn.