Sandaig Terrace

  • Private Commission
  • Isle of Tiree
  • Aug 2010 - Ongoing

This sustainable architecture project presented an exciting challenge, to restore and develop a Grade B listed thatched terrace which consists of a Cottage, Byre and Barn. This arrangement and the method of construction (the thatched roof, thick stone walls, small openings and hard earth floor) represent the traditional style and development of domestic structures on Tiree.

Our approach has a definitive agenda to respect and maintain the identity of the existing building as far as possible. The thatched roof will be upgraded and a new floor installed, while the pattern of openings on the front (south) elevation will be maintained.

Where necessary and appropriate new openings have been proposed on the rear (north) elevation, while internally a new opening connects the Byre and Barn. All internal spaces are set-out on the traditional layout of such Cottages and carefully and efficiently planned so as to suit modern living standards and the building itself. Roots Design Workshop considers it a wonderful opportunity to work on such a unique and historically important building.

The project is currently going through the process of acquiring the relevant and necessary permissions.


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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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Sandaig Terrace