Habost Barn

  • Private Commission
  • Isle of Lewis
  • June 2013

Roots Design Workshop collaborated with a local designer to deliver the necessary consents for the renovation of a barn into a home office on Lewis. This involved delivering detailed technical drawings to show how a series of natural insulation products would work with the original stone construction.

The extension is deliberately expressed as a contemporary design; with coloured profiled sheets and wide slot windows on the outside and a light, airy space inside.

Construction is currently underway.


Project Team

Client: Karen Taylor & Ron Coleman
Architectural Designer: BARD
Structural Engineer: MacIver Consultancy


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.

Photograph by Ruairidh Moir

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