We have news on two current residential projects: the first an oak frame extension with internal alterations to a B listed property in the picturesque village of Falkland and the second, the complete renovation and extension of a former school house set in rolling countryside just outside Cupar, Fife. It is always exciting to see a build taking shape after what can seem like a long time in the design and planning stages and these projects are no exception.

Below are site pictures of both projects in progress – including the odd shot of the contractors and their teams hard at work! When the oak frame extension in Falkland is finished it will have a living roof sown with wild flowers and grasses visible from the first floor bedroom as well as through the lantern roof light which it is planted around. The facias, flashings and sills of the extension are all made from copper complementing the natural tones of the oak, these will weather over time to a dull greenish/blue colour. A new kitchen and utility are being installed and the living room will feature exposed sandstone walls and a wood burner.

The former school house has a Scottish larch clad extension providing a new entrance hall, utility, mud room, cloak room as well as housing the biomass boiler while the roof has been fitted with solar PV panels. The windows are a particular feature of this refurbishment and allow wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The interior has been completely refurbished with the layout rationalised providing better use of space and more light. A new open plan living dining room now flows off the kitchen creating a more sociable space for the clients to enjoy.