Planning Approval for Garage Conversion

Converting your garage is a great way of extending your home. This can provide you with an extra Bedroom, Home Office or, in this case, it can provide you with the space to create an open plan Kitchen/Dining area, with separate Utility. Ideal for the modern family home.

Planning approved plans

Albyn Architects obtained planning permission to extend this house, in Westhill, having worked with the client to design a layout to ensure the house meets the demands of a growing family.

Sliding doors open out to the garden, allowing natural daylight into the open plan Kitchen/Dining space. A Utility space has been created in the adjacent to the Kitchen, providing that much needed practical area for any home, while the addition of an En-Suite to the Master Bedroom adds a touch of luxury.

Existing Plans

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If you are considering a similar conversion, or would to discuss any building project, please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.

Albyn Architects expand their team

Albyn Architects have taken on another member of staff, Stuart Alexander, to assist with their growing workload.

Stuart is currently completing his final year studying Architecture, at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, which he is looking to graduate in July.

Stuart is working on a part time basis and is assisting the team in delivering both residential and commercial projects.

Read more about the full Albyn Architects team via the following link – https://albynarchitects.co.uk/about-us/

Mannofield house extension on site

It’s been a busy start to the year, with a range of projects at various stages. However, we find nothing more satisfying than when a project gets to site, as this is when we can deliver the design we have been working on over the past 6 months.

Clients often ask us why we work with certain contractors. We always say that we work with builders who provide us with competitive tender costs, can carry the works out quickly, and to a high standard.

This project is at the end of it’s second week on site and all the groundworks have been completed and the timber kit and steel frame have already been erected. The roof is going on next week, so we look forward to seeing some more progress.

Do you want to extend your house to create your dream home?  

If you are considering a similar extension, or would like to discuss any building project, please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.

Approvals granted for extension to Portlethen Dental Care

Having recently completed the conversion of the loft space into further consultation rooms, Albyn Architects have obtained planning and building warrant approval for the next phase of the works – a ground floor waiting room extension, new entrance and reception area.

With continued growth, Portlethen Dental Care want to invest in providing their patients with the best service and experience. The new entrance lobby will provide a barrier to the outside elements and the extended waiting area will provide a bright and welcoming space to sit and relax.

Do you want to extend your commercial property?

If you are considering a similar project, or would like to discuss any alteration work to your property, please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.

Planning approval for West End house extension

Obtaining planning permission for a house extension in a conservation area is not always easy, but having worked closely with the client and council, Albyn Architects have recently obtained planning approval for this house extension and new garage in the West End.

The existing house is a beautiful traditional property. So, when it came to extending it, it was important to create something that would be a substantial, modern addition. With the aide of the latest 3d modelling software, we were able to work closely with the client to produce a design and layout which suited the way they wanted to live.

The open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family area creates a central point of the home, with view over the gardens, with large glazed openings maximising the natural daylight

By using a mixture of high quality modern materials (aluminium windows and doors, zinc cladding, roof membrane) the extension is a clear new addition, working well alongside the traditional granite.

A new garage replacing the old dilapidated garage. With the boundary wall re-built from the downtakings, to retain the character of the rear lane.

Is your house in a conservation area?

If you are considering a similar extension, or would like to discuss any building project, please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.

Planning approved for extension to family home

Albyn Architects have recently obtained planning approval for a house extension, in Peterculter.

The existing house has an unconventional layout. So, with the aid of the latest computer modelling, we were able to demonstrate the proposed design to the client, to ensure they would get the most of their home. The remodelling of the ground floor layout will make the house feel like a new home, with new window/door openings, upgraded insulation, electrics and heating throughout.

The planning process took under 2 months, with Albyn Architects liaising with the planning department throughout. With approval now in place, we are looking forward to progressing with the building warrant drawings, with the aim to get the project on site early 2020.

Do you want to extend your house to create your dream home?  

If you are considering a similar extension, or would like to discuss any building project, please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.

Portlethen Dental Care – Loft Conversion

Having previously carried out an extension to the surgery at Portlethen Dental Care, in 2014, the client asked us to look into the potential to convert the existing loft space, to provide more Consultation rooms.

We were able to work with the client to design a space that would provide 2 additional Consultation rooms, an Office, Waiting Area, Staff Room and a Shower Room. All accessed via a new stair, which was designed to minimise the impact on the existing ground floor layout. New rooflights were added to the existing roof, to provide natural daylight into each of the spaces.

Works started on site in August and are due to complete by the end of October.

Do you want to extend your commercial property?

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Planning approval for 2 storey house extension, in Banchory

Albyn Architects were appointed by a family looking to extend their home, in Banchory. They love the location of the property, but require additional living space, bedrooms and En-Suites for each bedroom.

Albyn Architects worked with the client to produce a design and layout which provides them with the open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family space they require. On completion of the initial design drawings, we reported the Project Services and Costs, including the estimated construction cost and all fees to the end of the project.

Albyn Architects prepared and submitted the application in April 2019. Less than 2 months later, and with some negotiation with the planning department, the application has received planning permission.

With planning approval now in place (see planning approved drawings below) we are looking to move forward with the building warrant drawings and appointing the structural engineer.

Do you want to extend your house to create your dream home?  

If you are considering a similar extension, or would like to discuss any building project, please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.

Planning approval for modern house extension

Albyn Architects are delighted to have obtained planning approval for this modern house extension to a beautiful period home, situated within the West End of Aberdeen.

The planning process took just under 2 months, with Albyn Architects liaising with the planning department throughout. With approval now in place, the structural engineer has been appointed and work can progress on the building warrant stage.

Once we have negotiated the warrant stage, Albyn Architects will be putting the project out to competitive tender. With the aim being to get the project on site in September.

Do you want to extend your house to create your dream home?  

If you are considering a similar extension, or would like to discuss any building project, please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.

Albyn Architects adds new architect to team

Albyn Architects, set up last year as a new partnership between the owners of two Aberdeen architectural businesses, has added to its team by bringing in Caroline McBain as an associate architect. The appointment is in response to a number of new contract wins since the company was formed.

Caroline joins Albyn from McGregor Garrow Architects having previously worked at Space Solutions and Pihl UK. She will primarily work on domestic projects, developing her own list of clients but will also support the company directors Ian McGregor and Mark Dellaquaglia on larger domestic and commercial projects.

“Forming relationships with clients is something I particularly enjoy, working with them to develop the project brief which outlines what they are looking to achieve,” said Caroline. “I can then use my experience and knowledge to produce exciting design solutions. That’s the area of my job I enjoy the most because it makes a positive impact on the client, designing a space which improves the quality of their life.”

She is pretty confident that she’ll get on well with her directors: “Ian is my brother, we’ve worked together for a number of years and we make a good team. I’ve also worked with Mark before and am looking forward to working with him on commercial projects and further developing my career in that side of the business.”

Ian and Mark joined forces to set up Albyn Architects in response to ongoing business growth and use their combined design and project management expertise to provide a full range of architectural and support services. Ian is the practice’s principal architect while Mark focuses on running and further developing its sister company, Albyn Building Services.

“It’s great to have Caroline join us as part of the team,” said Ian. “We have some exciting new projects coming up in 2019 and her input and creative flair will be invaluable in helping develop these. She is exceptionally good at relating to client requirements, translating a project brief into a well-considered architectural response and excels in producing 3D visualisations which help the client better understand how design proposals will turn out.”

Albyn Architects works closely with a trusted network of design team members and building contractors, providing a full range of architectural and project management services from conception to completion.