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Keepers Cottage

Full renovation and  extension of a traditional bungalow on the outskirts of Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. The client’s brief was to fully modernise and extend the small farm bungalow which would increase the living accommodation and include a space to enjoy the generous rural surroundings and views.  Given the  exposed rural location it was important to modernise but keep the external appearance modest and  true to its agricultural surroundings. 

Fiddes Architects approach was to use the existing linear footprint of the bungalow. The renovation included re-insulation of the entire envelope, and installation of underfloor heating.  
The original form was maintained but with various material interventions to enhance the building fabric. The original slate roof was saved and the existing wet harled render was restored and extended, broken up with sections of western red cedar cladding.  All windows were replaced with wood aluclad. 

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