Contemporary Extension in a Conservation Area, Scottish Borders

Despite splitting local opinion, the extension to a traditional stone built end of terrace was granted planning permission in a conservation village in the Scottish Borders.

This was designed with the concept that a new addition in a Conservation Area should not simply try to blend in, but should add architectural interest to the area. It has created a lot of debate but has on the whole been positively received.

The wedge shape of the extension prevents overshadowing of the neighbouring garden. The long horizontal window is the splashback to the kitchen worktop which also acts as a light shelf, reflecting light into the room.

A steel frame construction and innovative use of modern building materials allowed for an external wall thickness of 150mm which in turn allowed for an increased interior floor area on a very tight site.

Insulation levels were far in excess of the required building regulation requirements.

Further Case Studies

For many years we’ve covered a wide range of development across the domestic, commercial, and residential sectors. Have a browse through our selection of architectural case studies below.

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    Contemporary Mews House, Marchmont, Edinburgh
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    Extension and refurbishment of hunting lodge - Pentland Hills
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    Contemporary House, Conservation Area, Scottish Borders
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    Steading Conversion, Ballachulish, Scottish Highlands
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    Stone clad House Extension, West Linton, Scottish Borders
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    House Extension in Romanno Bridge, Scottish Borders
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    New Build House, Peebles, Scottish Borders
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    New Build House, Lusaka, Zambia
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    Listed Building Refurbishment , Bruntsfield, Edinburgh
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    New Build Eco House, Bourgogne, France
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    Mixed Use, Residential and Office Development, Leith Citadel, Edinburgh
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    Listed Building Conversion back to Two Townhouses
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    Contemporary Extension, West Linton, Scottish Borders
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    Office Building, Midlothian
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    Swanston Golf Club House and Brasserie
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    New Town Georgian Townhouse, Edinburgh
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    House Extension, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh
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    Contemporary Extension in a Conservation Area, Scottish Borders
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    House Extension, Wardie, Edinburgh
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    House Extension, Bo'ness, Edinburgh
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    Corner House Extension, Edinburgh