Crossburn Farm Road, Peebles


The project involved upgrading, extending and landscaping to a house on the outskirts of Peebles, included the removal of a conservatory and the introduction of a predominantly glazed extension as part of a new open plan kitchen:dining:living area to the rear of the house. The new extension is glazed to the south and west elevations, with a part zinc / part brick solid north wall and an overhanging zinc roof. Large aluminium framed doors slide back to open the interior space to the new raised terrace overlooking the garden. A perforated ply ceiling helps soften the sound within the extension and a large glazed rooflight allows additional daylight to the rear of the extension above the opening to the Kitchen.

All the previous windows to the house were removed and replaced with high performance triple-glazed windows. Hit & miss Larch battens are used to overclad the garage walls and as a new fence around the perimeter of the garden. Larch sleepers form a tiered edge to the terrace to accommodate planting, steps and seating, and incorporates a new reflective pool along the south elevation with rainwater taken from the extension roof.