58 Marlborough Avenue

  • Private Commission
  • Broomhill, Glasgow
  • Completed May 2013

The owners of this Edwardian tenement flat in the west end of Glasgow approached Roots Design Workshop to renovate and modernise the property.  Roots were also trusted to offer Project Management services during the renovation works because the owner lived remotely from the project.

The Clients wanted to retain the period features of the property whilst modernising the key rooms in the property.  The proposal included creating a new structural slapping into the kitchen and installing new fitted units.  The internal face of external walls were lined with a breathable calcium-based insulant, chosen in discussion with the Scottish Lime Centre and supplied by Ty-Mawr.

Work was completed in summer 2013.


Client Testimonial

‘We appointed Micheal and Chris for full design and project management services on the refurbishing our tenement flat in Glasgow.  Having listened to all our requirements they have researched products suitable for a one hundred year old property and we have taken up their recommendations throughout.  A good example of this was when they arranged for samples of the original plaster to be analysed by the Scottish Lime Centre Trust to ensure we could safely use a natural ‘breathable’ insulation. They have minimised the hassle factor for us as we are remote from the project, whilst keeping us up to date on all the developments in design, permissions, appointment of contractors etc and we feel confident that the project is in safe hands.  They are also well organised and thorough, and seem to get on well with their colleagues and contractors.’


Project Team

Client:  Dr John Holliday & Clare Jones
Main Contractor:  Millbry Contracts
Structural Engineer:  Fairhurst


Want to learn more?

If you have a building project in mind, or simply require specialist guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer free no obligation design consultations to help projects get started, so we would be delighted to hear from you.

Roots Design Workshop is a professionally accredited architectural practice. We specialise in contemporary designs of traditional rural buildings. We have particular expertise in sustainable, energy efficient solutions. We offer architectural design and project management services.  We have experience of working on restorations, alterations, extensions and new builds.  Our Clients range from private individuals to public national bodies.  We work on feasibility studies, planning permissions, building warrants, technical specification packages and can manage building work on site.

Our aim has been to make our services available to the isolated and under-served communities in rural Scotland.


Photographs by Neil Boyd

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