September 30, 2017

The address of the new house we are building is on Tipperlinn Road in the Morningside district of Edinburgh. Our clients told us that Tipperlinn in the 18th century had been a little village on the outskirts of the city situated roughly  on the grounds now occupied by...

September 27, 2017

Following the site clearance it was time to start the heavy work. We carefully took down the 4m high garden wall that formed the corner of Tipperlinn Road and Stable Lane. This became the access onto the site for all lorry deliveries, excavation vehicles cement lorries...

September 21, 2017

The first survey of the site.

Estimates at this stage suggested we would need to move about 120 tons of earth off the site during the groundworks. In fact we moved quite a bit more than that.

Initially the plan was to make a lorry entrance off the front street by taking...

September 21, 2017

Inscape was chosen as the preferred contractor and after a short period of negotiation between ourselves and the client's quantity surveyors, which allows the client to be confident that the estimated costs are fair, the contracts were signed and the site was handed ov...

September 20, 2017

While the clients still occupied the original house we were asked to install what would become the new drainage connection for the house that was about to be built. The drain would run across the remainder of the original house's garden and then track around that house...

September 20, 2017

We thought it might be interesting to create a blog post on the web site charting the construction of a new house we are building that has been designed by Richard Murphy Architects. The house is in the Morningside area of Edinburgh.

The idea is to take the project from...

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