House Extension, Conservation Area, Milngavie

The design success of this bespoke house extension to a charming house set within the Milngavie Conservation Area – and overlooking Tannoch Loch – is to add considerable floor area without imposing upon the setting and thus respond discreetly to the clients’ desire for contemporary living.

Mostly concealed from the sensitive view from the loch, external materials are natural stone, slate and Gleneagles oak – which is also carried through into the interior finishes. A simple external form conceals dynamic internal spaces that enhance daylight and reveal unexpected views connecting the new family kitchen, family bathroom and master bedroom suite to the original house. The family kitchen opens onto an enclosed rear garden ‘room’ providing enclosed playspace for young children.

The extension also contributes a net reduction in heat load due to very high standards of insulation, airtightness and use of heat recovery ventilation. Internal air quality, daylight and comfort is very good.

The quality of specification and detailing is high with a simple palette of materials (Scottish oak, painted walls and glass) offset by artwork and selected furnishings also in oak. The kitchen is by Bulthaup at Cameron Interiors with bathroom fittings by Duravit.

Our client says:

“Network Five was recommended to us to design our extension. They listened to our requirements and designed exactly what we wanted but went further and made it even better than we could have hoped for. They added the things which make us love the house : light, unexpected space, bespoke detailing and features like balconies and double height areas.

Having Network Five manage the whole process has given us peace of mind – they regularly checked the progress of the build and worked with our builder to ensure the highest standards were maintained. We were also very happy to have Network Five manage the financial side of the build. Overall, they designed a beautiful extension which we are delighted to live in.  Network Five consistently exceeded our expectations and I cannot recommend them highly enough.” KLW

Photography Paul Tyagi