Our clients asked Roundhouse Architecture to provide them with a spacious house which featured rooms flowing into one and other with large areas of open space.  They wished the style to be traditional with a contemporary edge.  The clients also wished to have underfloor heating throughout served by a wood chip biomass heating plant.


The most important element of this design was ensuring that the clients needs were met.  We worked closely with them until we achieved a design that they were happy to move forward with.

We then began working with the Planning Officers at Aberdeenshire Council and the final design was agreed allowing the structural design and building warrant application to be completed.


There were some design challenges in that the relatively sloping site added complexities to both the interior and exterior design phase.  To overcome these issues we paid particular attention to floor levels and roof of the building to help ensure that we'd provide a new home that would fit comfortably in its surrounding landscape.

The house was designed with the site profile in mind and taking full advantage of the southern aspect and brilliant views down the valley towards Alford.


A separate portal framed building was constructed to accommodate the wood chip biomass heating system to include storage for the fuel. This system also serves the former farmhouse which was converted into a holiday let.


The completed house is functional, spacious and the interior flows well with a strong traditional aspect, externally.  The house was constructed in traditional style with the use of granite stone, welsh slates, snow boards and cast iron rainwater goods.


Our clients are delighted with the finished article as are we as a team.  The success of this project is owed to level of attention paid to the needs of the client and delivery of a home that exceeded their expectations.

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