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Edinburgh, EH5 3DZ
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Domestic Alterations, Cacrabank, Near Selkirk
This project is for a major renovation and extension of a former Victorian hunting lodge near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.

The first phase of the project involved providing the existing property with a new contemporary kitchen, family bathroom and en suite as well as basic upgrading of the insulation, damp proofing and replacement double glazed timber sash & case windows.

Solar panels were mounted in the garden behind a planted berm to produce typically 70% of the annual hot water requirements. A ground source heat pump was installed with two pipe loops buried in the garden and is the energy efficient means of heating. This was one of the first installations of a Worcester Bosch heat pump in Scotland.

The second phase of the project is a garden room extension which replaced part of an existing historical utility room to the rear and created a light-filled additional living space with french doors opening directly into the landscaped garden.

The design of the extension used stone from the demolition of the existing building and a small amount of Western Red cedar cladding. The interior opens up to the apex of the roof to create a generous sense of space when compared to a more traditional design with a standard flat ceiling.

Size 25 sq m (extension)
Budget 175,000 / 192,500 Euros
Start January 2007
Completion June 2010