Keesje and Oliver had recently bought the farm near Logiealmond in Perthshire when they came to Building Workshop with their dream: to sensitively convert the buildings into a destination with a strong focus on sustainability, the environment and simple living. The buildings at Burmieston, although in a half fallen down state when we first visited, were extremely charming and the sense of place and tranquility was special.
Every Building Workshop project is very individual and unique. As a practice, we enjoy putting ourselves into our clients’ shoes and working closely with them throughout the process to achieve the client’s vision for their project. Site, buildings, client, brief, budget and project aspirations are only a few of the elements that vary from one project to another.
The impact of every decision and product specification was carefully considered during the design and build stages of this project. Sheeps’ wool insulation, waste water recycling and renewable heating are among the choices which have contributed to making Burmieston a truly sustainable building grouping.
We are delighted that Burmieston has won an HES award, defining this project as an example of best practice in building conservation including energy efficiency and carbon reduction. Burmieston has been given a Gold Award by Green Tourism.
AWARDS: Historic Environment Scotland’s Conservation & Climate Change Award 2018