Wedding venue in the Scottish Borders

It’s always nice to see one of our projects in the press. We can now share this very exciting ‘underground’ extension that we are working on, to create a pretty special wedding venue. With the help of Ferguson Planning, permission is now in place. So it’s full steam ahead!. https://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/business/wedding-venue-go-ahead-3000574#gsc.tab=0

Fire and Smoke Alarms – Changes to the Law in Scotland

Just in case some of you haven’t seen the recent issue of Scottish Government policy on Home Fire Safety, please follow the links below to find out more. These changes to the law will come into force in February 2021 and will apply to all homes in Scotland. In a nutshell, every home will require:… Read more »

Office Reception Fitout

You may remember the office reception fitout that we posted some pics of a few weeks ago? This week, before any new movement limitations may be introduced, I was invited by our client, SJS Property Services to come and see the ‘finished product’. They are so delighted with their new space. This was once an… Read more »

An alternative to Concrete?

We found this article quite an interesting read. Concrete is often the architect’s favorite material but it doesn’t have the greatest environmental score. Could this new product change all that by giving us a viable concrete alternative with great green credentials? Sea Stone

New Build House in Hale -Progress on site

It might be a hugely complicated steel frame structure for this new build house, 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, it will… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 4 – splashback

While many think of it in a purely functional capacity, there is one element of your new kitchen where you can really make a statement. The humble splashback. Or ‘backsplash’ if you are reading this from over the pond. It doesn’t have to be a foot-high section of bland white tiling or a 100mm high… Read more »