Full renovation and timber-clad extension of old school and schoolhouse for well-travelled clients. Over the years they have gathered many interesting belongings from all over the world and were looking to build a home that would be big enough to feature them all. The property boasts large reception hall, bespoke stained glass feature and a hand-crafted bookshelf of iroko. Although the schoolhouse is a large property it is heated very efficiently with underfloor heating systems and modern eco air-source heat pump.
“We bought The Old School in 2014 in a sad state. We made enquiries from friends and from our architect about a builder capable of carrying out a sympathetic and quality renovation and we were extremely lucky that it was McLaren Building who undertook the work. The house as it is today is powerful evidence of the skill and attention that Cristien and his team bring to everything they do. We give the strongest recommendation to anyone contemplating similar work to make the choice that we did.”
Annie and Euan Macdonald