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CLADDING REVEAL

The scaffolding is coming down on a house that we have designed in Argyle and Bute. It can be a worry sometimes if the cladding that we are confident will look great……doesn’t. We think that we have nailed it.  

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YEAR OUT POSITIONS 2022-2023

We are inviting applications from new graduates to join our team for their Part 1 Year Out for the year 2022 – 2023 starting in the summer. We use Revit so experience of this software is essential, but this is not as essential as having boundless enthusiasm and being a superb human being. You’ll need to have these things to fit in. Apply to admin@bruntondesign.com www.bruntondesign.com  

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NEW AGRICULTURAL PDRS

There has been a recent change by the Scottish Executive to PDR (Permitted Development Rights) to agricultural buildings. In short, a building and deign of a building that meets these criteria can now be adapted to a dwelling without formal Planning Approval :. Various works such as the installation of windows, drainage, electricity, and other comforts that dwellings ordinarily have are permitted as well but only “to the extent which they are reasonably necessary to convert the building to [...]

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EXTENSION TO HOUSE IN DUNDEE

We have made an application for planning approval for this two-level extension to a detached stone villa in Dundee.The house benefits from an elevated position above the centre of Dundee with views south out towards the river Tay. We have devised a solution that makes the most of this aspect be proposing a two-level space with a full height screen to make the most of the view and the abundance of natural light.To the rear we propose a similar [...]

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PLANNING APPLICATION FOR NEW SWIMMING POOL

We have submitted for Planning Approval an application to extend the current facility at Stewart’s Resort outside of St. Andrews, to accommodate a new swimming pool for the residents. The pool was originally to be around half the size, but we prepared a fly through for our client to demonstrate to them that we felt the pool would be too small. The fly through presentation and the images worked – they agreed and now the pool is to be big [...]

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NEW PLANNING APPLICATION FOR HOUSE IN BROUGHTY FERRY

We have submitted plans to Dundee Council for Full Planning Approval for a new house in Broughty Ferry.The site stopes steeply so the design of the house respects this by cutting in to the site and stepping back and away in line with the existing gradient. In turn this will reduce the amount of site disruption.Due to the slope, this allows the house internally to have large interlocking volumes and a flowing floor plan. The layout allows for future [...]

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NEW PLANNING APPLICATION

We have submitted for Planning Approval a design for a brand new house on the coast of The North Sea in Angus.The design is contemporary in style externally, with modern materials but with vernacular themes. Internally the spaces are interlocking over two floors, and the plan allows effortless flow. Also, the house connects with its setting with views out towards the sea to the west, and over the landscape to the east.We love it. 

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