One Final Look

The hollowed-out shell of the existing Kynachan farmhouse is looking in a rather sorry state, as it is prepared for demolition. The next time we visit site, there is likely to be very little left of this Victorian building.

WT Architecture are often involved with projects that seek to preserve elements of existing buildings alongside new interventions. However, in this case it was felt that the site's ancient pattern of birth and rebirth should be continued, to renew the site for another century.

Meanwhile, work is progressing on the foundations of the new outbuilding to the south of the main house site.

 

At Long Last

We were on site in early this month to see the start of a quite remarkable project in the Perthshire Highlands. Since 2014, in fact almost two years to the day, we have been working on this project to create new home on the shores of Loch Tummel. We are now delighted to be starting on site with 7even Construction of Aviemore.

The initial phases of the contract will see the demolition of the existing house and adjacent byre, and the erection of a new detached outbuilding. The main contract is then anticipated to role forwards in the early Summer.

Our first trip to site saw the mobilisation of site services, the setting-out of the new outbuilding, and the stripping out of the existing house ready for demolition. The roof stripping was undertaken by hand, under the watchful eye of the appointed ecologist who was on hand to re-home the small number of bats still inhabiting the roof. These will be given a permanent new home in the form of a dedicated roof space above the new garage outbuilding.