Discover how to commission a beautiful detailed scale model of your home, framed and ready to adorn your wall
A portrait model of your home is the ultimate in unique gifts. Every element is individually hand-made for each specific model. As well as architectural accuracy and a level of detail second to none, Ben Taggart’s model houses are painted and finished to create a wonderfully life-like appearance, reproducing the natural weathering and texture of the real building.
Each model is presented in a custom made box-fame, in stained oak, with non-reflective glass. The model is mounted in the frame on a sheet of card, sympathetic to the colours and tones of the building itself. On the background a title can be printed with the name of the house, and any other personalised text required, along with a scale in feet or metres. The typographic elements of the printing will be designed to harmonise and compliment the architectural style of the house.
The challenge with using a box frame is that the depth of the model is limited to just a few centimetres so many elements of the building are foreshortened. The extent and shape of the model will be discussed in detail prior to construction and the owners can decide on how much of the house should be included. Some elements such as drain pipes can be omitted if necessary, depending on the client’s preference.
Commissions take just a few weeks to complete and the average size of the finished framed portrait is about 30cm x 50cm or 12’’ x 20’’. The models are usually made at a scale of 1:50 which means that an ordinary front door, for example, would be about 4cm or just over 1½” high.
Prices average about £1,800 including vat and framing. The cost is dependent on the complexity of the building and the overall size. Additional costs such as direct travel expenses are taken into account when preparing an estimate. If a property visit is not practical or feasible models can be produced from photographs alone.
Estimates for any projects are available on request; please see our Contacts & Prices for details.
Please call Ben for any enquiries on 020 8766 6822 or 07966 539 861
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