Friday, February 26th, 2016
This project has been designed to create an additional 1000 square feet of accommodation to an existing traditional farm house. We are now into month four of a nine month construction programme and works are progressing well, with external walls erected and roof works nearing completion. From the roadside, a traditional granite facade and pitched slate roof enclose a contrasting contemporary south and west facing extension. This largely glazed frontage hosts a 7.5m wide sliding door system at ground floor and an inset balcony at first floor, both of which boasting frameless glass corners to provide uninterrupted views of our Islands’ enviable West Coast.
The build is being undertaken by ‘Rocks & Blocks’ Ltd, a local contractor with a highly skilled labour force trained in traditional construction skills. The introduction of a full scaffold and canopy around the building has meant that despite the inclement weather over the winter months, building work has remained uninterrupted throughout. DLM Architects are contract administrating this project under a JCT Minor Works 2011 form of contract and have obtained all the necessary Planning and Building Control Permissions on behalf of our client.