We have two lots of good news to share with you in this post. Firstly, we were excited to hear that we are finalists in the Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2015 Best Renovation/Conversion category announced just last week. The awards were started in 2007 and aim to honour the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful house builders, developers and registered social landlords. Our project is one we completed in Markinch, Fife earlier this year. The house, a fifties bungalow, was designed by our client’s father who was an engineer. The brief was to renovate the house and future proof it by making it totally accessible. This included creating a new easy access entrance from the driveway into the house, enlarging the living room and kitchen with access onto a new terrace, adding an ensuite wet room and creating an additional bedroom with en-suite and second living room in the attic.
The house has a large established garden and the new frameless glass window in the living room provides wonderful elevated views over it. Inside a curved ceiling was designed to swoosh up to the new window creating a seamless join between the existing building and new extension. A recessed electric blind provides solar shading and privacy without obstructing the expanse of glass. Double doors open on to the terrace and a ramp with a steel and glass balustrade provides access down into the garden.
Our second bit of good news is that the same project has been featured in the October issue of Real Homes magazine in their Special feature on how to extend your home and it is on the shelves available to buy now. The results of the Herald Property awards will be announced on Thursday 24th September at an evening do at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow – we’ll keep you posted! Included here are some pictures of the project and of the Real Homes magazine feature.