Fife Architects have secure planning approval for an oak frame extension and general improvements to this beautiful category ‘B’ listed property within the Falkland Conservation Area. The focus of the brief was to enhance the circulation spaces at ground level while introducing as much natural light as possible to the otherwise dark interiors which currently dominate the space.

A comprehensive ‘holistic’ approach was also developed as part of the design that intends to bridge the building’s current architecture sensibly with current and future building standards requirements. This will be achieved through key thermal improvements to the building’s envelope and an extensive and sympathetic upgrade to the windows that will seek replacement of the current single glazed windows with identical double glazed units throughout. Further, the incorporation of solar thermal and photovoltaic panels on the roof will seek to provide the entirety of the client’s domestic energy and hot water requirements. Further the proposals incorporate an extensive green roof on top of the green oak frame extension to the rear of the property.