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The School House

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This house renovation project saw the creation of a new near off-grid home, within the shell of a former school house. The house had undergone many other alterations before and had at one point been used as two separate houses before our client purchased it. The existing layout was disjointed with two staircases, where only one was required and it needed to be rationalised to create a more cohesive space suitable for its use as a modern home.

The House Renovation

As well as extending and renovating the house itself, we were keen to help our clients prolong the life of the building and upgrade it by making it as energy efficient as possible. The old single glazed windows were replaced and the thermal envelope of the building improved.

A new larch clad extension housing the hall, boot room, utility and cloakroom was added to the front of the School House and a larch framed sun room was also built off the kitchen. Loosing the central staircase created a large open plan living, dining space in the heart of the home with the kitchen at one end and a separate living room at the other end. The first floor was also dramatically improved with new dormer windows. A spacious bathroom and store were built in the area previously taken up by the staircase and a new single bedroom/study was added alongside the existing two bedrooms.

Thermal and photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roof of the sun room which combined with a new biomass boiler supply all of our client's domestic energy and hot water needs. The property also has it's own private water well, which with the installation of a pump and filter makes the house almost self sufficient.

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  • Front Extension The School House Fife Architects

    Front Extension The School House

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    A larch clad extension and new dormer windows have transformed the appearance of this old School house

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    The School House

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    Set in the rolling Fife country side this former School house has been refurbished and extended by Fife Architects

  • Timber clad entrance extension Fife Architects

    Timber clad entrance extension

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    The timber clad extension provides a new generous hallway filled with light.

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    The School House

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    New dormer windows to the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor allow far reaching views across the Fife countryside

  • Sun room, The School House Fife Architects

    Sun room, The School House

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    A new wooden frame sun room provided the clients with an extra room to enjoy the garden from and an additional dining space.

  • Reclaimed Kitchen, The School House Fife Architects

    Reclaimed Kitchen, The School House

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    The kitchen is made from reclaimed scaffolding planks, part of a social enterprise project.

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    The School House

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    The School House

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    The School House

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    The School House

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    The School House

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    The School House

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    The School House

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