Building The Dream

One of our self-build home projects, 'Glasshouse' in Dalgety Bay, will feature on More 4’s Building the Dream at 9 pm on Tuesday the 31st of January, 2017!

The programme follows Alan and Lucy Brown’s journey which began in August 2012 when they took the plunge and bought the plot on Lumsdaine Drive, overlooking the Forth bridges, after viewing around 50 potential homes for sale.

The couple and their 11-year-old twin daughters moved into their new home just before Christmas 2016.

‘Glasshouse’ is a two-storey dwelling with three en-suite bedrooms, a master bedroom en-suite and attached dressing room, utility room and plant room on the ground floor, with an open plan kitchen/living dining/lounge area and further WC on the first floor. The dining and lounge area has access to a large balcony with views south over the Firth of Forth.

Built by local firm Dalgety Joiners, the exterior is largely white render with a dark grey stone cladding to minimise the impact on neighbouring housing. Extensive use of glass maximises the stunning views and natural sunlight, as does the glass balustrade within the balcony area. Internally, the property is bright and contemporary, with light grey wooden floors and light grey marble tiles. There is also a large glass floor in the living area and a timber and glass floating staircase.

We are delighted and proud that one of our designs will be shown on television and look forward to seeing the programme which we’re sure will show off the house well.

Glasshouse in Dalgety Bay Glasshouse in Dalgety Bay


Read the full project case study here.

We are breathing new life into a historic city centre building, creating a design hub in the heart of the cultural quarter.

We have submitted a planning application to transform Tay Street Lane Mews, a 19th-century building into a contemporary business hub accommodating some of the best of Dundee’s creative talent.

Relocating from our current Perth Road base, the project will see us regenerate the building, which dates back to around 1830 and is built against part of the historic old town wall. The buildings are C listed and the exterior was renovated in 2011 by Dundee City Council.

Currently a shell, this has allowed us to create a striking, modern interior, while keeping the exterior more traditional but with a contemporary cue. The completed property will comprise three studios, with Andrew Black Design occupying one, and the remaining units leased to like-minded design companies.

The move is part of a planned development for our growing practice as we are looking to increase our current team of six.

UPDATE: You can view our project case study here.

We are extremely proud to have won the 2016 Dundee Institute of Architects award.

Self-build Homes

This award was for Best New House for our project at Ladies Lake, St. Andrews. We also picked up the award for Best Use of Stone and the prestigious DIA Supreme award.

Click here to view more details on Ladies Lake.