Croft Cottage

  • Private Commission
  • Isle of Tiree
  • Aug 2010

This project looked to create a new-build 2 bedroom cottage for a small croft on the Isle of Tiree. The Client’s brief was for a traditional exterior but a contemporary interior; to suit the local landscape and their lifestyles respectively.

We took inspiration from the form, scale and materials of the local rural building. The result is a sustainable building that sits comfortably in its surroundings. However, the open plan ground floor, flexible spaces and recessed deck suit modern day living patterns.

A rainwater re-cycling system, air source heat pump and solar collectors all help to make the building more efficient. We also designed the structure to be pre-fabricated. This will allow it to be efficiently manufactured and constructed, reducing costs and time spent on site.


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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.

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Croft Cottage