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Urban Realm recongition

We have been notified by Urban Realm that they have ranked our practice at 92 in the top 100 Architectural Practices in Scotland, which is nice. We always, always do our best for our clients – domestic and commercial – so it is nice that our efforts have been recognised.   www.urbanrealm.com/features/633/UR100%3A_Radiant_Reveal.html          

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Dalkeith Road, Dundee

We have submitted for both Listed and Full Planning Approval for this 5 unit development to an existing dwelling house within the Maryfield Conservation in Dundee.  The house is a former manse and is Grade B Listed. The house is large in size – too large now for the family living there – and so we have designed a layout that divides the house in to 5 units.  In addition, within the garden ground we propose a contemporary two level [...]

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Friockheim Community Hub Complete and now open.

“When local shops and businesses started to close down in Friockheim in Angus, residents refused to let it become just another “commuter village.” 10 years and 2 million pounds later, The Hub at Friockheim has opened to serve the close knit community and keep them together with activities and events”     Photographs courtesy of kmafphotography.      

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New House, Carnoustie

After a split vote at the Planning Meeting today, our clients were granted Planning Consent for this modest but dramatic “house on the beach” in Carnoustie. After 2 previously refused applications were put in the drawer, our clients will now have a cleverly designed family home that has all windows looking out to the beach and sea protecting the neighbours from loss of privacy.  

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New Self Build near Perth

We have designed this house for a client who is using the self-build route to create their own home. The site is in an elevated location on the south side of Perth with great views to the north and to the east. The house will comprise an open plan ground floor with views towards Perth and the Carse of Gowrie, an upper floor with bedrooms and a basement level with a self-contained “annexe” that is cut in to the steeply [...]

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Mr and Mrs Taylor House, Wormit, Burnt Larch preparation.

View this post on Instagram Burnt effect larch!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 One of our customers recently asked for a burnt effect larch finish to their extension so we had some in our workshop and decided to give them a sample straight of the fire 😀 We think it’s a great finish. What’s your thoughts???? #builders #gsc #100to0 #contractors #joiners #gsamsoncontracts A post shared by GSC (@gsamsoncontracts) on Nov 12, 2018 at 9:14am PST    

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Planning Approval Granted for new house in Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Today we received notification of Planning Approval for this large detached house in Broughty ferry, Dundee. When competed the house will comprise 5 bedrooms, 3 public rooms, kitchen/dining, an office and a gym.  The design includes an upper terrace to make the most of the site’s superb location, the views towards the River Tay Estuary.      

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