Every aspect of the building, from each stage of construction and build, through to the use and future potential, has been carefully considered to make an efficient, warm, dry, light-filled and beautifully practical building that will fit into the environment whilst minimising the impact on the wider environment.
With the views across the bay to the North, an additional large glazed opening was included to the living room’s rear wall to capture solar gain from the South. The entrance canopy extended to form a veranda to provide shading in summer to prevent overheating.
The large North windows were retained to ensure uninterrupted views, with the energy model adapted to ensure low running costs despite the North openings. The kit for this build was erected to wind and watertight in just 12 days, with a local contractor then following on to complete the build.
With very few newbuild houses in Machrihanish, this project has created a lot of interest locally; the client loves the corner window and is delighted with the house.