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Progress at Kirkbuddo.

Imagine having this house built for you on this site with this aspect, but to let the designer completely ignore the view and orientation. Frustrating? That’s what our clients inherited when they bought this house. So, they asked us to come up with a proposal that allowed them to enjoy the abundance of natural daylight and the amazing landscape in which the house sits. “Simple”, we said, and we’re nearly there.    

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Planning Approval Granted – Meek House, Perth.

Yesterday we received formal notification that we have had our application Planning Approval Granted.  No discussions, no clarification required and zero meddling from the planning bods. The existing house was a typical badly laid out volume house builder type that gave no considerations to site location, orientation or to the garden in which it sat.  Our clients hated the layout and asked us to add some joy as well to come up with a proposal that allowed them to both [...]

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Smith House, Angus.

We have submitted this design for an alteration and extension to a house in rural Angus for Planning Approval. The extension is on two levels with the common living areas on the upper floor to make the most of the countryside views. The existing house is a modest cottage finished with buff render, so the new proposal is finished with contemporary materials to add some joy as well as sharp edge to the appearance. Our client loves it. www.bruntondesign.com      

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New House in Tayport – Planning Approval Granted

We have been formally notified that the design for a new house that we submitted for Planning Approval in Tayport with Fife Council has been Approved. With this application, we had a neighbour who consistently opposed the development and made a number of representations in an attempt to stifle it. While the representations were without merit, we still worked hand in glove with the Planning Case Officer to ensure that our proposal addressed each and every representation to ensure that [...]

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New House, Panbride, Angus.

We have submitted for Planning Approval this design for a new house in Angus. The house design is for a single person with a modest budget so the floor plan is small and the finishing materials are lightweight. The site has an abundance of mature landscaping that will provide the feeling of enclosure, and wonderful views from it’s elevated position southwards towards the Firth of Tay. It is intended to offset the thermal deficiencies of the large glass elevation by using [...]

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New house in Kirriemuir.

We have submitted this design for a new house for Planning Approval. The site is surrounded by existing housing is an existing “Backland” type where it cannot be seen from street level save for the access point. Therefore, the house has been designed to allow some “kerb appeal” from the only part that can be seen. Thereafter, the design is traditional and simple to be as economic as possible, allowing our client to indulge their aspiration for contemporary design on [...]

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House in Kirriemuir.

We have submitted for planning approval this proposal for a large extension to a dwelling house in Kirriemuir, Angus. The existing house was a typical volume developer type that had little joy and had no relationship with its site or its surrounding. Our proposal extends out and upwards and locates the principal living spaces on the upper floor to allow prominent views towards the Angus Glens. The space is open plan to give the feeling of space and to provide [...]

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Contemporary Country House Planning Approval.

The paperwork is at last through confirming Planning Approval for this “Contemporary House in the Country” in Angus. When you get the right site, the right client, the right team and the right Planning Officer dealing with the application, it is amazing what you can achieve.  

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Grace is leaving !

Today we say goodbye (again) to Grace. Grace is going back to University (again) to complete her final year. And as is tradition when Grace leaves us (again), we have donuts. Somehow, though, we all know she’ll be back (again) so the pain that we will all feel for her loss will be temporary (again).  

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