Albyn Architects have obtained planning permission for this 2 storey extension, complete with a raised Terrace and Ancillary building. The extension provides the family with an amazing open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family, with a stunning Master Suite above.

Having developed a project brief with the client, Albyn Architects looked into various design proposals. Producing visualisations of the different schemes allowed us to demonstrate the proposed designs, as well as develop and refine the proposals to suit the client requirements.

In terms of materials, the extension is proposed to be clad in a dark grey cladding and dark windows/doors, to contrast the granite of the existing house.

An ancillary building replaces an existing dated garage. This provides a flexible space which can be utilised as a home office, games room, gym or simply a place to relax away from the main house.

Do you want to create more space for your growing family?

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 House alterations within a Conservation Area

Albyn Architects have obtained Planning Permission for alterations to this beautiful period home, in the centre of Aberdeen.

The existing house has been altered and extended over the years. This has resulted in a confused layout, with the main family space confined to the darkest part of the house and other rooms being underused.

A poorly conceived previous extension detracts from the quality of the original house design. Unfortunately this is the part of the house that has the most natural daylight, with views and access to the garden.

Following on from an initial consultation, with the client, Albyn Architects produced design proposals to address the issues of the existing house. Moving the Kitchen/Dining/Family space to the lightest part of the house, creating a direct connection to the garden. A new pitched roof replaces the flat roof of the previous extension, with a vaulted ceiling providing a sense of space, as well as flooding the Kitchen and Dining area in natural daylight.

The old kitchen is replaced with a new Bedroom, Utility and Shower Room, positioned in the darker parts of the house, with a separate formal Living space.

Both the client (and architect) are delighted to have obtained planning approval. Albyn Architects are now progressing with the building warrant stage and hope to have the project on site in Spring 2021.

Is your house in a conservation area?

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

House Alterations within Conservation Area

Albyn Architects have submitted a planning application for alterations to this house, in Footdee, which must have one of the best views in Aberdeen!

As the house is situated within the Footdee conservation area, planning permission is required for any external changes, including replacement windows, doors or rooflights.

Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historical interest. The Council designates these areas to ensure their character and appearance is preserved and enhanced. Trees within conservation areas are also protected and consent is required to alter or remove them.

There are eleven conservation areas in Aberdeen: –

  • Albyn Place and Rubislaw
  • Bon Accord and Crown Street
  • Cove Bay
  • Ferryhill
  • Footdee
  • Great Western Road
  • Marine Terrace
  • Old Aberdeen
  • Pitfodels
  • Rosemount and Westburn
  • Union Street

Is your house within a Conservation area or Listed?

If you are not sure, Albyn Architects can confirm this and provide advice on what permissions are required. Please Contact Us to arrange a free consultation.