Mill of Braco Croft

Conversion and extension of a circa 100 year old croft and redundant byre into a contemporary family home.  The croft and byre were renovated with a new wall construction behind the old stone walls and extending into a new gable form accommodation wing- connected via a flat roof form in a deliberate attempt to differentiate old and new.  Exposed stone features remain within the croft and byre which combined with modern elements give the house character and charm.


Use of materials includes traditional lime mortar pointed stone walls / natural slate / timber cladding/ corrugated sheet roofing and aluminium clad windows and doors.


Heating and hot water is generated via an air source heat pump.  Air is also re-circulated via a mechanical heat and ventilation recovery system.


Alterations and extension to a traditional granite cottage in the outskirts of Aberdeen.  The extension comprised a new entrance with Boot Room and Cloak Room as well as a gable wing providing additional family living space with access to the garden and a generous Master Suite above.


Use of materials includes traditional wet dash harl / slate roof and dormers and timber windows and doors. 


RWA are involved with conversion of a stables and byre building on a sporting estate in the heart of the Highlands.  The project is at the early concept design stages.

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