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Eskbank Dalkeith - House Extension


We were tasked with this Midlothian Architectural Design project in Eskbank on the outskirts of Dalkeith, which involved the extension of an existing dwelling to provide an enlarged kitchen & dining space, whilst maximizing the use of natural light. The extension was designed to be in keeping with the original property; several different options were proposed for the roof, although it was eventually agreed to continue the pitched profile over the garage with the internal ceiling following the profile of the roof to maximize the feeling of space. 


Our services on this Midlothian Architectural Design project included: 

- Initial consultation 

- Measured survey 

- Preparation of existing CAD plans, elevations & sections 

- Scheme proposal / feasibility CAD drawings 

- Review of permitted development rights 

- Development of CAD drawings to Planning stage 

- Submission of Planning Application

- Liaison with Midlothian Planning Department to achieve consent 

- Development of CAD drawings, technical details & specification to Building Warrant stage

- Obtaining competitive quotations from Structural Engineers

- Liaison / design coordination with Structural Engineer

- Liaison with Midlothian Building Control to achieve Warrant 

- Principal Designer role to statutory consent stage in compliance with CDM2015. 


This Midlothian Architectural Design project presented some challenges in that it was identified as being in an area of known previous mine workings and a coal authority report was required, which identified potential shallow mine workings. The Structural Engineer had to design a concrete raft foundation to allow for this, which had to be factored into the Architectural details too. The Radon risk assessment also identified potential issues so a gas membrane had to be specified and the volume of glazed areas necessitated additional insulation. 


The images to the right have been extracted from our CAD drawings and show the proposed plans, elevations and sections, which were required for the statutory consent applications.