This stunning project involved conversion and extension of a derelict church building on the shores of Loch Torridon.
Designed by Rural Design Architects and built by James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd, the core of the property is formed from the remains of the former church. A further dwelling with four bedrooms was created and the master bedroom has incredible views through a corner window. Along with this a basement was built to form a swimming pool which also enjoys views out onto the loch, it is screened in a stone wall which wraps around the entire property . Improvement works to an existing road bridge were also required.
R.House Sustainable Housing
Project: R4 Rosneath
This property was chosen from a range of standard R.House designs and modified to suit the client’s needs. The kit was prefabricated in the manufacturing facility on the Isle of Skye and delivered to site in Rosneath. As with all R.Houses, it is fitted with mechanical heat recovery ventilation and an air source heat pump, making this house exceptionally economical to run.
This project was an example of the turnkey service that R.House provide. Designed by Rural Design Architects and built by James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd, the whole project was taken care of from planning permission, building warrants and ground works right through to the completed home.
Public Sector Housing R.House
Project: Strontian Affordable Housing
A design and build project which includes six houses, three for Lochaber Housing Association and three for Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust. The scheme offers its residents a range of sustainable and affordable 2 and 3 bedroom homes, which are part of the Rent to Buy initiative whereby households have the opportunity to rent and then purchase their homes with the aid of a loyalty cash-back amount for their mortgage deposit.
Designed by Rural Design Architects and built by James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd.
Public Sector Design and Build
Project – McAndie Court, Inverlochy
James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd worked alongside architects Bracewell Stirling to design and build a block of flats on the former Inverlochy Distillery site, which included twenty one, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. This was part of the Highland Council’s initiative to increase the amount of accommodation in and around Fort William.
Project: Montrose Woods
Design and build of 36 R.Houses on a site in Auldearn, Nairn.
Montrose Woods is made up of a range of 2-4 bedroom detached and semi-detached sustainable houses and is now in its second phase of development. It is the first housing development by James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd, set in a pretty, semi-rural location and surrounded by mature woodland, Montrose Woods was developed to offer its residents a brand new concept in rural living.
For more information on Montrose Woods you can visit the website at www.montrosewoods.co.uk.
Commercial New Builds
Project – Isle of Rum Bunkhouse
Completed in September 2014, James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd constructed this twenty bed, high specification, timber-framed, bunkhouse which also included shower unites, toilets, two kitchens and a communal space.
The bunkhouse was designed by Donald Kearney Partnership and built using sustainable materials. The property is the only purpose built self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Rum.
It is owned by Isle of Rum community trust and all profits from running the bunkhouse are put back into development projects within the community.