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Work set to start on Denizen Works' second Tiree home

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Construction will start next month on this new glulam framed-home on Tiree designed by Denizen Works - a scheme just five miles from the practice’s award-winning House No 7 cottage

The four bedroom family at Mannal, on the western tip of the island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, will be built with a ’timber kit’ within a number of ruins and re-uses an existing boat shed.

Practice founder Murray Kerr said: ’Like House No.7, our proposals look to build on the rich agricultural architectural heritage of the island.

’Our client is the brother-in-law of the contractor that built [the first house] and we are looking forward to continuing our close working relationship to deliver a house to at least match the quality achieved on our first effort on the island.

He added: ’Island buildings have additional challenges when compared to building on the mainland so we have been working with a timber kit manufacturer to design the glulam frame which will be delivered in panels to the site and erected in a matter of weeks.

‘The final design of the kit has been refined to remove the requirement of any special lifting equipment or sub-contractors and will be erected by Angus MacKinnon’s team of joiners.’

The practice won the Stephen Lawrence Prize for the best UK project under £1million three years ago with its House No 7 across the isle at Heanish -  an ‘intelligent and witty’ house designed for the parents of Denizen Works’ founder Murray Kerr.

Denizen Work's house at Mannal, Tiree

Denizen Work’s house at Mannal, Tiree

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Project information

Location Isle of Tiree, Scotland
Type of project Residential
Client Private
Architect Denizen Works
Structural engineer N/A
Main contractor John MacKinnon Builders
Funding Private
Appointment Private
Start on site date August 2017
Contract duration 52 weeks
Gross internal floor area N/A
Form of contract and/or procurement N/A
Total cost Private

Cross Section Bedroom

Cross Section Bedroom

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