Contemporary Extension, St. Andrews

Single storey contemporary garden room with various internal alterations to reconfigure this detached villa in the heart of St Andrews.

  • Size/Scale Medium Extension
  • Location St. Andrews
  • Client Fullerton
  • Completion 2019

Contemporary Extension, St. Andrews

Design Concept

The classic contemporary glass box which brings natural light in to the heart of an existing dark and gloomy interior. The structure is set back from the facade which allows the corner sliding glazed doors to open the extension out to the garden, blurring the boundaries of inside and out. Views are maximised to the garden with the use of frame-less glass.

Planning Application

Submitted in November 2018. The application was approved within the two-month time-frame set out by Fife Council.

Building Standards

Submitted December 2018.  After supplying Fife Council with some basic additional information, the warrant was granted in early March 2019.

Obstacles Overcome

Large areas of glass proved difficult in relation to buildings standards but by upgrading other insulated elements within the house, we overcame this obstacle.


The extension was formed from a steel structure, in-filled with timber and large sections of frameless glass. A set of three large section aluminium sliding doors by ‘Maxlight’ fill the main elevation. The timber and steel roof and small areas of walls are clad in ‘VM Zinc’ panels. A large fixed frameless rooflight by ‘Glazing Vision’ brings daylight to the heart of the house. A highly insulated concrete floor is topped with a polished self-levelling screed and underfloor heating.

Structural Engineer


Main Contractor

West End Contractors

Key Features

  • Remodel
  • Refurbishment
  • Garden Room
  • Contemporary
  • Sliding Corner Doors
  • Open Plan Living


Won the Best Small Project at the Dundee Institute of Architects Awards 2019.


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