Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Summer 2011 Update

Ferguson Design Studio has really been thundering forward over the last couple of seasons. The last few months in particular have been a real rollercoaster, seeing 'ups' of a substantial increase in new projects and scale of projects but also experiencing the 'downs' of contractors going bust. (The post ‘Trusting Your Contractor’ will discuss this in detail, including advice and warning signs that a contractor is not as healthy financially as he claims to be.)

We have been appointed for a number of extension projects including Milverton Avenue (contemporay extension), Mugdock Road (basement extension), Roosevelt Road (single storey extension), Moncrieff Avenue (additional storey) and an interesting two storey extension to McClarens Park in Gargunnock.  We have put in outline planning permission for a 7 house development and are also working on a taxi HQ at Edinburgh airport.
Other interests include working under the ‘Architect in the House’ project and doing some collaborative work with Energy Recycle.
Boghead Road has seen completion and we are currently waiting on a client review of their extension regarding the efficiency of an innovative rigid polystyrene panel that it was constructed with.  We have been excited about the near completion of Whitehill Farm Road only to be frustrated by the collapse of its contractor.  But we’re back on track and looking forward to seeing it complete.
Yes, the last few months have been hectic!

Architect in the House

Ferguson Design Studio are a registered practice on the 'Architect in the House' scheme run by the RIBA and Shelter, matching clients with their local architects who will donate an hour of their time in consultation in return for a donation to Shelter.

For more information click here