Fife Architects have just submitted planning applications for two new exciting projects one in Fife & the other in Perthshire.

The first of the two projects proposed is for an exciting transformation of a small traditional farm cottage near Ladybank. The proposals will see the cottage updated and extended to create a new renovated and contemporary family home. The new rear and side extension will have a mixture of render and natural slate with two new proposed masses of vertical cedar cladding to be juxtaposed over the existing cottage volume. The new kitchen, dinning space and guest bedrooms are located within the footprint of the existing farm cottage while upstairs the accommodation comprises a new master bedroom with luxury bathroom suite, a double bedroom and a comfortable sitting room with a large corner window to take full advantage of the fabulous surrounding views. A family and multimedia room is also proposed in the former attic space of the old farm cottage to cater for a growing family and compliment the rest of the spaces.

The second project is a new traditional oak frame extension to a beautiful stone house within the Muthill conservation area in Perthshire. The proposals are for a new family room built with Scottish Green Oak and a living green roof to help enhance the site’s ecology as well as minimising the visual impact of the extension to the upper storey of the house and its surrounding areas. The use of solar controlled glass, shading and exposed thermal mass internally would serve as a solar-passive measure that will help to control indoor temperatures throughout the year without the need for excessive mechanical heating and cooling. The proposals generally aim to have minimal effect on the existing house and aim to address the conservation of the building’s architectural character and fabric.

Watch this space!