An alternative to Concrete?

We found this article quite an interesting read: Concrete – often the architect’s favorite material – but not the greatest environmental score. Perhaps this new product could change all that by giving us a viable alternative with great green credentials Sea Stone

New Build House in Hale -Progress on site

It might be a hugely complicated steel frame structure, but the partitions are still good old timber frame. Services are now being installed and the underground car park is formed. Meanwhile, the curved structural glass walls are being manufactured in Italy, as progress continues apace!

Office Reception Area – Complete!

Well – the office reception is finished! Our client SJS is delighted and has sent us through a couple of images. Hopefully at some point in the not too distant future, we’ll get to visit, see it in the flesh and take a few more. We’ve been fortunate to collaborate with SJS Property Services for… Read more »

Office reception area redesign – nearly there..

Work on the office reception fitout is moving along nicely and we hope to have some pictures of the completed job in the next few days. The slatted screen accenting the glazed meeting room wall is complete, the media wall has been clad and the bespoke fixed furniture is well underway in the workshop.Here the… Read more »

Office reception back on track

When lockdown kicked in back in March, the work on this office reception area refurb had to be put on hold. But now that construction is getting back on track, things are really starting to take shape. The meeting room alcove with bench seating has been formed, framing out for the media wall is in… Read more »

site progress – open plan kitchen, dining, living

Covid has slowed site progress on one of our Peebles jobs but we managed to safely visit today and take a couple of pics of where things are at. We can’t wait to see this open plan kitchen, dining and living area complete, with the herringbone timber floor uncovered, and furniture in place, We are… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 4

While many think of it in a purely functional capacity, one element of your new kitchen that you can really make a statement with is the humble splashback. It doesn’t have to be a foot-high section of bland white tiling, or a 100mm high upstand of whatever your worktop is. Yes, it serves the practical… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 3

Now that we have the primary elements of the kitchen sorted – cabinets and worktops – we can start to have a think about the ‘details’. A great way to either to reinforce the style of a new kitchen or as a simple way to upgrade or bring new life back into an existing one,… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 2

So, in our series of Kitchen Inspiration posts, last week we looked at cabinet finishes. This week we’re getting excited about worktops. Apart from appearance and cost, in choosing your worktop think about what it will have to deal with. Are you likely to put hot pans directly on to it or use it as… Read more »

new family home

We are working closely with Tweed Construction Ltd on a new family home in the Scottish Borders. Planning permission is in place for the new dwelling; whilst we are almost through the Building Warrant process so construction can begin shortly. It is a 3 bedroom family home with: a large open plan kitchen / dining… Read more »