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On this project we were instructed to design an extension to a Grade C listed dwelling house near Paxton, Berwick upon Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Like many properties in the country the kitchen is one of the main living spaces for eating and gathering. As the existing kitchen space was not meeting the needs and requirements of our clients it was so decided that the wanted to extend into the garden ground adjacent. Our client wanted a space that could be used for dining and gathering but that was also connected to the kitchen and garden ground, while being a light and pleasant space to be in.

In approaching the design in was important that the extension respond in a sensitive manner to the listed building by reflecting the architectural features and proportions. It was also important that the extension allowed borrowed light into the rooms it was built over and that the space contained within feel like an extension and transition between the internal and external. For us on this project detailing was one of the main aspects that was important.

Project Title: Orangery Extension

Status: Complete

Floor Area: N/A

Engineers: McKay & Partners

Contractors: R J Eden & Sons

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