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 »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 1 – cabinets

I don’t know about you, but over these past weeks our kitchen has become an even greater focus of family life than before – home learning and home office from the kitchen table, more time to plan and cook meals and all of us eating together every day, card games, conversations, and yes arguments too…. Read more »

Working from Home

Having had a couple of enquiries this week about attic conversions, it got us thinking about a potential future of more working from home; perhaps as part of whatever our ‘new normal’ will be, on the other side of all of this. There are numerous ways of carving out a quiet area to create a… Read more »

New Clubhouse

Now that the new Clay courts are complete, Peebles Tennis Club are turning their attention to the New Clubhouse. The proposals are now submitted for a Planning Application, which is due for a decision in the coming weeks. In the words of Club Secretary Anne McKinnon: “Peebles Tennis Club currently has a clubhouse which is… Read more »

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Have you come across the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Has your employer or household? Implemented in 2016, as a nation we are committed to meeting 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The goals are a medium term plan to help sustain our surroundings for the benefit of our children’s generation. They cover many aspects… Read more »

There’s always a way….

If nothing else, all this time at home really gets the imagination working on DIY projects and home improvement plans. That home office or attic conversion you had always planned would be worth their weight in gold right now! You’d be forgiven for thinking with social distancing, there may not be much you can do… Read more »

House extension and remodel in the Lake District

Managed to make some time this week to carry out a job that’s been lurking around for a wee while. We have now uploaded some lovely photos of our Lake District house remodel for you to have a look through. The house is for the family’s use but also a holiday let – in case… Read more »

Working from Home

So that’s us drawing towards the end of about 2 weeks Working from Home and its been really productive – 3 Planning applications submitted and another granted, and Building Warrants submitted for 3 of our clients. We will give you a peek at some next week…… We are hugely impressed and indebted to both the… Read more »

futurebuild 2020

Highlights A few highlights we found at futurebuild 2020 in London last week to keep an eye out for: New Building Regulations are due this year for Part L (energy efficiency) & Part F (ventilation) Consensus is we have just 10 years left to get Co2 emissions on a downward trend to keep climate change… Read more »