Our client in Gartcosh invited several architects to bid for this fantastic project. Between two choices of architects. Glasgow based architects Allison Architecture were picked.
We were asked to replace an existing conservatory with a high specification flat roof house extension in Gartcosh near Glasgow.
We used western red cedar timber cladding and Z-clad sandstone random rubble course natural stone to give a real tactile feel to the external walls which would create a warm and textured backdrop to the new patio space.
Velfac windows kept frame widths to an absolute minimum to maximise daylight. Schuco bi fold doors and a pyramid roof light also helped to maximise the feeling of natural light within the space.
The high quality luxurious finish was continued internally with solid oak flooring, skirtings and fascias. The fireplace was also faced in stone to give the feeling that the hearth was one large stone faced element which stands alone with glazing either side.
The result is a beautifully warm space which captures a rustic Scottish feel with a contemporary twist.
The clients are yet to agree on the hanging of a claymore on the stone wall next to the fire.
This house extension design was one of our first projects since founding Allison Architecture.
The design and the construction of the house was completed in a mere 12 weeks.
We added 14sqm of valuable extra space to the client’s house with a single storey kitchen extension.
The cost of the house extension was £14,000
We provided a full architectural serivce inclusive of project management for £1,200
Planning Application £160
Building Warrant Application £310
Our client has signed off the design proposals for their new house extension in Giffnock, South Glasgow.
We are proposing to create a side extension to the lower ground level of the house, the roof of which forming a sun terrace which would be accessed directly from the new increased size kitchen and existing formal dining room.
We are proposing red Dumfrieshire sandstone to tie in with the stone of the existing house. The issue of overlooking will be approached by the use of sandblasted glass screening, which will give translucence while minimising the visual impact of the build from the neighbouring gardens and windows.
Our next step is to submit for Planning Approval.
We have been in discussions with Gerry Grams, City Design Advisor who has given our project very positive feedback.
Mr Grams agreed that the project would provide a necessary sense of ownership to a seriously neglected part of Glasgow’s West End.
Although the client was looking for Cambuslang architects, Glasgow architects, Allison Architecture came to their attention and were quickly appointed to design this single storey extension design in Cambuslang.
What is it? and, what is it made of?
Firstly, It is a separating device between the vestibule space and the main living space. Secondly, it is a fireback for the log burning stove and thirdly, it is an alcove with an integrated bench for our clients to sit down and pull off those muddy wellies.
We are looking to have the whole component specially precast in concrete with a polished finish both internally and externally and enbedded into it will be a double glazed fixed skylight.
It is a tricky business, designing a single object that is part inside and part out. We have had to design the object as two separate panels which sandwich a full fill of insulation. Internal concrete never touche the external stuff as this would cause what’s called a thermal bridge, and that’s not a good thing.
The clients at this Newton Mearns were looking for architects from Glasgow or the Newton Mearns area to design a unique two storey extension to their home to accomodate their growing family.
Working closely with the clients we have produced a design which gives the extra bedroom space, a new en-suite and dressing area to the master bedroom and a large new kitchen dining space with full height glazing opening up level access to the garden which can now become an external room.
The Planning Application has been submitted to East Renfrewshire Council this week and we hope for a quick turn around.
Although Allison Architecture are central Glasgow architects. Newton Mearns Homeowners of our new Extension Project were confident that Allison Arccitecture could deliver.
Our client has approved our initial design scheme and we are now ready to move towards a Planning Application submission to East Renfrewshire Council.