Rubislaw Extension

A crisp, timber clad extension to a period house, providing the additional space to create a stunning Kitchen/Dining space, with connection to garden. The design was intentionally modern, with materials selected to contrast with the granite of the existing house.

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Issues with existing house

  • Existing Kitchen had limited space and no connection with Dining Room.
  • Lack of natural daylight and no connection to garden.
  • Existing terrace and side access was in need of refurbishment


  • Form bespoke rear extension to create Kitchen/Family space, with connection to existing Dining space.
  • Large sliding doors opening out to terrace.
  • Large Terrace formed to create outdoor seating area.
  • Used existing structural opening at bay window to form extension, to minimise cost of structural work.
  • Glazed openings at connection with existing house, to allow daylight into existing Dining Room.
  • Timber cladding by Russwood. Accoya 15x95mm boards, secret fixed and factory coated with Teknos translucent system FI024
  • Black door/window frames specified to contrast with existing granite.
  • Existing Kitchen turned into Study/library area.
  • New sash and case window installed, to match existing.

Rubislaw Proposed

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  • Carried out measurement survey and produced concept design proposals, including visualisations.
  • Obtained Planning and Building Warrant permissions.
  • Obtained competitive Tenders from building contractors.
  • Liaised with building contractor, client and council during construction. Carrying out frequent site visits.

What does the client think?

"We chose Albyn Architects for our project because we believed they could work to our design brief and produce something that was a visual statement within our budget. The project has certainly delivered our expectations enabled by Ian’s understanding and articulation of our vision."

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