• TAP Architects

      New Website and Visual Identity Launched

      07.06.2024

      The redesign has been prompted in-part because this is the practice’s 15th year. We’re really proud of the projects we’ve completed in that time: including commercial, industrial and community buildings, along with residential projects from masterplans through to finely crafted house extensions. The re-use and restoration of existing buildings has been a theme throughout.

      Our hope is that the new site shows the full breadth of our work and allows us to better tell the story behind each of our projects.

      • TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture, Houses & Garden

        We have been included in Homes & Garden official shortlist of go-to architects in their March architecture edition.

        02.02.2024

        Very excited to be included in @homesandgardensofficial shortlist of go-to architects in their March architecture edition. Many thanks to @amy_moorea for the write-up. #edinburgharchitecture #scottisharchitecture #homesandgardens #houseextension

        • TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture, Extension

          Planning permission for an extension to a Victorian villa in Portobello, Edinburgh.

          19.01.2024

          We are really pleased to have obtained planning permission for this extension to a Victorian villa in Portobello, Edinburgh.

          The aim was to develop a sense of visual consistency in a rather piecemeal, dilapidated rear elevation - with a framework of sandstone pro­viding a new bay window. The chamfered details echo those used on the reveals of window openings on the front of the house, while the pink and grey tones compliment the colour of the exist­ing sandstone.

          The extension, along with the reconfigured internal rooms, will provide a series of large interlinked spaces with a much improved outlook to the garden. A long slot rooflight will bring in daylight to the back of the new extension.

          Hoping to be on site middle of this year.

          • TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture, AJ

            The square at Dunira published in The Architects’ Journal

            21.12.2023

            A nice way to end the year: our Dunira Estate project in the @architectsjournal 

            • EAA edinburgh, TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture

              Printmaker Studio project won an award at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2023

              30.11.2023

              So pleased that our Printmaker Studio project won an award at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2023.

              Much credit is due to our wonderful, creative client, who made the process so enjoyable. And to James Ramsay @fixt.edinburgh for his usual attention to detail throughout the construction.

              Our thanks to @eaa.edinburgh and the jury for their recognition, and we were honoured to be included among so many excellent entries.

                Planning approved to convert a language school into an aparthotel on George IV Bridge

                16.11.2023

                Delighted to have been successful in obtaining Planning and Listed Building Consent for a 7-unit aparthotel development on George IV Bridge, in the centre of Edinburgh. The building, which endured heavy usage as a language school, requires a full refurbishment, stripping back the poor-quality alterations that were made in the 1970s. Our aim is to restore the proportions and the character of the original spaces, making full use of the fantastic views over the rooftops of the Grassmarket to the Castle. We’re also including a range of improvements to the environmental performance and conservation of the historic fabric.

                We are well through the detail design currently. It’s been great working with @blagdenproperty on this exciting project.

                Engineers: @etive_engineering

                • EAA edinburgh, TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture

                  Regent Street project received a commendation at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2022

                  25.11.2022

                  A belated thank you to @eaa.edinburgh for the excellent awards evening that they put on the other week!

                  Delighted that our project at Regents Street, Portobello received a commendation and very nice to see some of the great work happening in and around the city. Congratulations to all the winners and other shortlisted teams.

                    Re-opening of The Public Hall, Ardrishaig.

                    14.11.2022

                    After many years of work with the local Community Trust we are thrilled to see the Public hall in Ardrishaig re-open!

                    After many years of work with the local Community Trust we are thrilled to see the Public hall in Ardrishaig re-open!

                    • South West View Inverness
                    • East View Inverness
                    • South East View Inverness
                    • North View Inverness

                      Planning Submitted for Highland House

                      01.08.2022

                      We have submitted a planning application for two new extensions and internal re-arragement of this existing property set amongst lovely woodland on a site south of Inverness.

                      • Rear view Grange house nearing completion

                        Extension and Renovation 1980’s House in The Grange Nearing Completion

                        21.07.2022

                        This substantial re-modelling of an existing1980's house in The Grange, Edinburgh is nearing completion. New timber cladding and roof tiles have been installed and extyernal landscaping and pond are well underway.

                          Planning Approval Received!

                          18.07.2022

                          Pleased to have recieved planning permission for the facade redevelopment and internal rearragement of this 1960's property in South-West Edinburgh.

                            Planning Approval for West Edinburgh House Extension

                            02.02.2022

                            Very pleased to see our planning application approved for this white-brick, vaulted extension. Site works are due to start in mid-2022

                            • TAP_Architects_Dormerwindow

                              A Room with a View

                              28.01.2022

                              A new dormer window under construction as part of a major overhaul of a 1980’s house in The Grange, Edinburgh. 

                              • TAP_Architects_facade_redevelopment
                              • TAP_Architects_facade_redevelopment

                                Planning Submission for re-modelling of Modernist House

                                18.01.2022

                                We have submitted a planning application for the facade redevelopment and internal rearragement of this 1960's property in South-West Edinburgh.

                                  New-build house in South Edinburgh

                                  10.01.2022

                                  Design work is underway for this exciting new build house project in South Edinburgh.

                                    Planning Submission for 300 Home Masterplan

                                    17.12.2021

                                    TAP were appointed as lead designers for a 300 home masterplan, to extend the West Lothian town of Stoneyburn. The outline Planning Application has now been submitted.

                                    • TAP_Architects_RGU

                                      Neil Invited to Deliver Lecture at RGU

                                      09.12.2021

                                      Neil is pleased to have been invited to be a part of the 57’10 society lecture series, discussing the recent projects carried out at T.A.P.

                                      • TAP_Architects_Homebuildingrenovating

                                        Trellis House Appears in Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine

                                        01.12.2021

                                          Regent Street in Ideal Home Magazine

                                          15.11.2021

                                          Delighted to see our Regent Street project appear in Ideal Home Magazine.

                                          • TAP_Architects_ScotlandonSunday

                                            Regent Street Features in Scotland on Sunday

                                            29.08.2021

                                            Delighted to see our Regent Street project appear in the Scotland on Sunday newspaper, print edition.

                                            • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, aberdeen, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                              The Larch Mill in Homes & Interiors Scotland

                                              06.08.2021

                                              Thanks to Homes & Interiors Scotland for publishing The Larch Mill

                                              • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, glen lyon, Farmhouse, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                The Architects’ Journal feature Drumcharry Farmhouse

                                                27.07.2021

                                                Thanks to The Architects' Journal for publishing Drumcharry Farmhouse

                                                • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, glen lyon, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                  Planning permission for Drumcharry Farmhouse

                                                  20.07.2021

                                                  We are pleased to have obtained planning permission for this Farmhouse near Glen Lyon.

                                                  Located on an unusual, flat feature on an otherwise very steep hillside, the house takes a linear form, cranked to follow an existing boundary wall and to open up views along the valley.

                                                  • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, pertshire, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture
                                                  • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, pertshire, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                    Dunira Estate progress

                                                    07.05.2021

                                                    Work to be completed in the summer of this year

                                                    • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, aberdeen, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                      The Larch Mill in Scottish Field Magazine

                                                      08.01.2021

                                                      Thanks to Scottish Field Magazine for publishing Drumcharry Farmhouse

                                                      • architects Edinburgh, Scottish architects, house extension

                                                        The Architects’ Journal feature Trellis House

                                                        27.10.2020

                                                        Thanks to The Architects' Journal for publishing the Trellis House

                                                        • Edinburgh architects, Edinburgh architecture, Scottish architecture, extension house
                                                        • Edinburgh architects, Edinburgh architecture, Scottish architecture, extension house
                                                        • Edinburgh architects, Edinburgh architecture, Scottish architecture, extension house

                                                          TAP on list of top 25 UK architects

                                                          26.10.2020

                                                          Thanks to Elle Decor UK.

                                                          Delighted to have been included in their list of top 25 U.K. firms!

                                                          • Flax Mill, TAP Architects, Foss, Perthshire
                                                          • Flax Mill, TAP Architects, Foss, Perthshire

                                                            Latest Photos of Loch Tummel House

                                                            19.05.2020

                                                            Some recent photos taken of the Flax MIll, near Loch Tummel. Landscaping still ongoing but the house complete and looking good in it's woodland setting. More images can be found in the Work part of this website. 

                                                            • Dezeen Larch Mill

                                                              The Larch Mill in Dezeen

                                                              05.04.2020

                                                              Lovely to see the Larch Mill featured in Dezeen this week.

                                                                Extension to Listed Crammond House Approved

                                                                20.03.2020

                                                                We have successfully obtained planning permission to reconfigure and extend the historic Almond House, sitting proudly above the river at Crammond Village. The house is Catagory C Listed and a our design is for a discreet addition, clad in sandstone with a hipped, dark-copper roof. Large glazed panels make the most of the amazing views to the north and west. 

                                                                  Springtime!

                                                                  20.03.2020

                                                                  The first day of Spring (officially at least) means drawing back the 4m wide bi-folding doors at the garden studio, Eskbank. More images coming soon.

                                                                    The Architects’ Journal feature Woodland House

                                                                    20.03.2020

                                                                    Lovely to see a nice feature on our Woodland House project appear in The Architects' Journal.

                                                                      Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition

                                                                      20.03.2020

                                                                      Our model of a design for a contemporary Ayrshire Farmhouse has been accepted as part of the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition. Unfortunately, the lockdown has meant that nobody can attend the exhibition to see it in person! The exhibition is available to view online, through the RSA website. 

                                                                        Seaside House

                                                                        20.03.2020

                                                                        We are delighted to have been appointed to prepare designs for the refurbishment, conservation and extension of this beautiful, Category B Listed House in Aberdour, Fife.

                                                                        • TAP Architects_Edinburgh House Extension
                                                                        • TAP Architects_Edinburgh House Extension

                                                                          Planning permission for extension to house within Edinburgh Conservation Area

                                                                          20.03.2020

                                                                          We are pleased to have obtained planning permission for an extension to a substantial villa within a south Edinburgh Conservation Area. Large areas of glazing are framed with sandstone piers and lintels, with chamferred details to relate to the existing window surrounds and architraves.  

                                                                            Dunira Estate progress

                                                                            17.12.2019

                                                                            The original arches of the stable wing being revealed and painstakingly restored.

                                                                            • TAP house extension Edinburgh

                                                                              Planning Permission for cubic house extension

                                                                              12.11.2019

                                                                              We have recently obtained planing permission to construct a new extension to a South Edinburgh house. It takes on a cubic form, with wall panels and large glazed openings arranged above a rusticated plinth. The extension provides a space to enjoy elevated views across the city skyline. New external steps link lower and upper levels of the garden.

                                                                              • TAP house extension Edinburgh

                                                                                Works underway to extend Edinburgh villa

                                                                                12.11.2019

                                                                                An annex to a large sandstone villa was originally built as a billiard room. It is now converted and extended to accommodate a new entrance hallway and kitchen/living space opening out to the garden. Located in an Edinburgh conservation area, our design is contemporary but respects the scale and materiality of the surrounding buildings.

                                                                                Works due for completion early 2020.

                                                                                • TAP Architects, house extension Edinburgh
                                                                                • TAP Architects, house extension Edinburgh

                                                                                  Listed Portobello house, progress on site

                                                                                  12.11.2019

                                                                                  Demolition works are complete and construction of the new extension has now commenced. Internal refurbsihment is well underway. Completion due in early 2020. 

                                                                                    Best of Scottish Architecture Annual 2019

                                                                                    03.10.2019

                                                                                    Great to see two of our recent projects featuring prominently in Urban Relam's 2019, best of Scottish architecture annual.

                                                                                    • TAP Flax MIll house perthshire

                                                                                      The Flax Mill progress

                                                                                      27.06.2019

                                                                                      Emerging out of the rubble;  this new house sits within the ruined walls of an abandoned flax mill with the upper storey projecting over the edge of the adjacent river. Completion of the house and surrounding landscaping should be achieved by end of the summer. More images coming soon.

                                                                                      • Ardrishaig community theatre

                                                                                        Planning permission for community theatre

                                                                                        27.06.2019

                                                                                        Planning permission has been obtained for the redevelopment of the Ardrishaig community theatre, Argyll. Working with the Community Trust over several years we have developed a design that addresses the areas of serious delapidation within the existing building and creates a new accessible and welcoming entrance to the street. The main auditorium will be fully refurbished to create a flexible performance space that meets current standards. 

                                                                                        It is anticipated that works will commence on site in late 2019 with completion in Spring 2020. 

                                                                                        • TAP_Woodland house
                                                                                        • TAP_Woodland house

                                                                                          Woodland house completed

                                                                                          27.06.2019

                                                                                          Five years after our first site visit, we are delighted to see this woodland house complete. Finding a way to build the house within an extremely constrained budget was challenging, but with the efficient design and the skilled construction team, this has been achieved without compromising on quality. 

                                                                                          Designed around the slope of the site and the adjacent, mature beech and scots-pine trees, it provides spaces that are full of leaf-dappled light. 

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                                                                                          • TAP_Brochure excerpt 1
                                                                                          • TAP_Brochure excerpt 1

                                                                                            A brochure to capture five years of work

                                                                                            27.06.2019

                                                                                            Many thanks to Damon Richardson https://www.damonrichardson.com/ who has designed a stunning brochure for us. It illustrates some of the work we have done over the last (very intense but rewarding) five years.

                                                                                            Thanks to all of our wonderful clients and colleagues in the industry who have made these projects possible. 

                                                                                            • cladding detail

                                                                                              South Edinburgh house extension completed

                                                                                              29.05.2019

                                                                                              The extension and refurbishment of a South Edinburgh property is complete. The external cladding and decking is in open-jointed Siberian Larch, stained a light grey. Careful control of the setting-out and detailing was essential to achieve the refined appearance we were looking for. More images coming soon.

                                                                                                Planning Consent within the historic Dunira Estate

                                                                                                29.05.2019

                                                                                                We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for a substantial extension to a property within the protected landscape of the Dunira Estate, near Comrie. The extension is linked to two seperate properties over two storeys and picks up the distinctive profile of the existing house. Construction is due to commence later in 2019. 

                                                                                                  Blackhill House published in The Architects’ Journal

                                                                                                  02.05.2019

                                                                                                  Very pleased to see images of our 'Glass Room' at Blackhill House appear in the Architects' Journal. 

                                                                                                    Aberdeenshire House Progress

                                                                                                    22.02.2019

                                                                                                    Turf, gravel and steps being installed around The Mill, at Little Chapelton. More photographs to follow on full completion. 

                                                                                                      Bewlie Lodge Phase II completed

                                                                                                      01.02.2019

                                                                                                      A non-descript single storey house has been, reclad, reconfigured and twice extended to create a series of spaces that closely relate to the surrounding gardens and southerly aspect. 

                                                                                                      Located in the hamlet of Bewlie in the heart of the Scottish Borders the owners of the house were looking for a design solution that added living and bedroom accommodation and also created a new and contemporary character to the external appearance. By utilsing the existing garage and adding a small angular extension, two new bedroom were created. Internal spaces were enlarged to provide a series of better proportioned rooms. Pre-coated siberian larch cladding wraps the main frontage of the house.

                                                                                                      Having completed this project we were then asked to consider options for a glazed room adjacent to the kitchen. This new space is shaped to respond to the slope and nearby boundary at the side of the garden, with a cranked, glass facade maximising views to the garden and pond. A projecting zinc-clad roof provides a covered entrance. The shifting geometries of the plan are manifest in the overlapping alignments of terracotta floor tiles, glass walls and rooflight and bespoke timber steps. 

                                                                                                      • Flax Mill site progress

                                                                                                        Progress on site at the Flax Mill

                                                                                                        22.01.2019

                                                                                                        Good progress being made at the Flax Mill. Cladding will be going on during February and completion is expected in March. The cantilever over the riverbank is as good as we had hoped!

                                                                                                        • Little Chapelton House

                                                                                                          Works nearing completion at Little Chapelton

                                                                                                          13.01.2019

                                                                                                          Works are nearing completion at The Mill, Little Chapelton. More (and better) photos will be coming soon.

                                                                                                          • Crammond house extension

                                                                                                            Planning permission for Crammond house extension

                                                                                                            10.01.2019

                                                                                                            Delighted to have received planning permission for the extension and refurbishment of a 1950's house in Crammond, West Edinburgh. The extension will be wrapped in a perforate metal screen, creating an impression of lightness and also acting as a trellis to be colonised by climbing plants. Works due to start on site in the Spring. 

                                                                                                              Drumnakyle Farmhouse appears in the Architects’ Journal

                                                                                                              20.12.2018

                                                                                                              Delighted to see our project appear in print in the AJ, in an edition focusing on specialist stonework. 

                                                                                                                Drumnakyle Farmhouse landscaping completed

                                                                                                                27.11.2018

                                                                                                                The landscaping around the farmhouse at Drunakyle has been completed and the talented David Barbour has been up to photograph the extension on a lovely Autumn day 

                                                                                                                See WORK  for the full set of images. 

                                                                                                                  Borders new-build house taking shape

                                                                                                                  10.10.2018

                                                                                                                  Construction is progressing well at Pyatshaw Burn. The steel work and timber frame are nearing completion, allowing the building form and internal spaces to be seen for the first time. The multi-level entrance hallway, with the huge glazed opening to the west is looking like it will be a very exciting space. 

                                                                                                                  Completion is on track for spring 2019. 

                                                                                                                    Next stage of the designs for Portobello house extension underway

                                                                                                                    10.10.2018

                                                                                                                    We are pleased to be moving ahead with our designs for this unusual extension to a listed Georgian villa adjacent to the Portobello promenade. Our new addition provides a terrace that links the upper level living rooms to the garden level and with a new lower level room that opens up the internal space to the outside. The curved building form and refined balustrade details take reference from architectural details found in Georgian Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                    We hope to have this project on-site in spring 2019.

                                                                                                                      The Flax Mill steel frame is up!

                                                                                                                      26.09.2018

                                                                                                                      The two-way cantilevering steel frame has been erected at the Flax Mill, Balnairn. The combination of sharp edged steel and moss covered stone is looking very appealing. On track to complete construction early in 2019 and will publish more progress shots along the way.

                                                                                                                        Planning permission for Edinburgh garden studio

                                                                                                                        26.09.2018

                                                                                                                        We are pleased to have obtained planning consent for this extension to a charming 1930's house located in South Edinburgh. A glazed arcade links the house to a brick-built studio set in the garden. Works due to start early 2019.

                                                                                                                          New look Website!

                                                                                                                          10.09.2018

                                                                                                                          We have a nice new website, designed to show off the range of work we have been engaged in over the past few years and including lots of new projects and images. Many thanks to Damon at Richardson Design and Scott at Ryde Digital for putting it together with us. 

                                                                                                                            Blackhill House nears completion

                                                                                                                            31.08.2018

                                                                                                                            Excited to see our extension to the listed Blackhill house nearing completion. 

                                                                                                                            • HiRide, Aerial Adventures, Livingston

                                                                                                                              HiRide Opens at Aerial Adventures Livingston

                                                                                                                              20.07.2018

                                                                                                                              The HiRide at The Centre, Livingston opened on schedule to the public at the end of June.

                                                                                                                            • TAP Architects

                                                                                                                              New Website and Visual Identity Launched

                                                                                                                              07.06.2024

                                                                                                                              The redesign has been prompted in-part because this is the practice’s 15th year. We’re really proud of the projects we’ve completed in that time: including commercial, industrial and community buildings, along with residential projects from masterplans through to finely crafted house extensions. The re-use and restoration of existing buildings has been a theme throughout.

                                                                                                                              Our hope is that the new site shows the full breadth of our work and allows us to better tell the story behind each of our projects.

                                                                                                                              • TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture, Houses & Garden

                                                                                                                                We have been included in Homes & Garden official shortlist of go-to architects in their March architecture edition.

                                                                                                                                02.02.2024

                                                                                                                                Very excited to be included in @homesandgardensofficial shortlist of go-to architects in their March architecture edition. Many thanks to @amy_moorea for the write-up. #edinburgharchitecture #scottisharchitecture #homesandgardens #houseextension

                                                                                                                                • TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture, Extension

                                                                                                                                  Planning permission for an extension to a Victorian villa in Portobello, Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                                  19.01.2024

                                                                                                                                  We are really pleased to have obtained planning permission for this extension to a Victorian villa in Portobello, Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                                  The aim was to develop a sense of visual consistency in a rather piecemeal, dilapidated rear elevation - with a framework of sandstone pro­viding a new bay window. The chamfered details echo those used on the reveals of window openings on the front of the house, while the pink and grey tones compliment the colour of the exist­ing sandstone.

                                                                                                                                  The extension, along with the reconfigured internal rooms, will provide a series of large interlinked spaces with a much improved outlook to the garden. A long slot rooflight will bring in daylight to the back of the new extension.

                                                                                                                                  Hoping to be on site middle of this year.

                                                                                                                                  • TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture, AJ

                                                                                                                                    The square at Dunira published in The Architects’ Journal

                                                                                                                                    21.12.2023

                                                                                                                                    A nice way to end the year: our Dunira Estate project in the @architectsjournal 

                                                                                                                                    • EAA edinburgh, TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture

                                                                                                                                      Printmaker Studio project won an award at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2023

                                                                                                                                      30.11.2023

                                                                                                                                      So pleased that our Printmaker Studio project won an award at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2023.

                                                                                                                                      Much credit is due to our wonderful, creative client, who made the process so enjoyable. And to James Ramsay @fixt.edinburgh for his usual attention to detail throughout the construction.

                                                                                                                                      Our thanks to @eaa.edinburgh and the jury for their recognition, and we were honoured to be included among so many excellent entries.

                                                                                                                                        Planning approved to convert a language school into an aparthotel on George IV Bridge

                                                                                                                                        16.11.2023

                                                                                                                                        Delighted to have been successful in obtaining Planning and Listed Building Consent for a 7-unit aparthotel development on George IV Bridge, in the centre of Edinburgh. The building, which endured heavy usage as a language school, requires a full refurbishment, stripping back the poor-quality alterations that were made in the 1970s. Our aim is to restore the proportions and the character of the original spaces, making full use of the fantastic views over the rooftops of the Grassmarket to the Castle. We’re also including a range of improvements to the environmental performance and conservation of the historic fabric.

                                                                                                                                        We are well through the detail design currently. It’s been great working with @blagdenproperty on this exciting project.

                                                                                                                                        Engineers: @etive_engineering

                                                                                                                                        • EAA edinburgh, TAP architects, Edinburgh architects, Scottish Architecture

                                                                                                                                          Regent Street project received a commendation at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2022

                                                                                                                                          25.11.2022

                                                                                                                                          A belated thank you to @eaa.edinburgh for the excellent awards evening that they put on the other week!

                                                                                                                                          Delighted that our project at Regents Street, Portobello received a commendation and very nice to see some of the great work happening in and around the city. Congratulations to all the winners and other shortlisted teams.

                                                                                                                                            Re-opening of The Public Hall, Ardrishaig.

                                                                                                                                            14.11.2022

                                                                                                                                            After many years of work with the local Community Trust we are thrilled to see the Public hall in Ardrishaig re-open!

                                                                                                                                            After many years of work with the local Community Trust we are thrilled to see the Public hall in Ardrishaig re-open!

                                                                                                                                            • South West View Inverness
                                                                                                                                            • East View Inverness
                                                                                                                                            • South East View Inverness
                                                                                                                                            • North View Inverness

                                                                                                                                              Planning Submitted for Highland House

                                                                                                                                              01.08.2022

                                                                                                                                              We have submitted a planning application for two new extensions and internal re-arragement of this existing property set amongst lovely woodland on a site south of Inverness.

                                                                                                                                              • Rear view Grange house nearing completion

                                                                                                                                                Extension and Renovation 1980’s House in The Grange Nearing Completion

                                                                                                                                                21.07.2022

                                                                                                                                                This substantial re-modelling of an existing1980's house in The Grange, Edinburgh is nearing completion. New timber cladding and roof tiles have been installed and extyernal landscaping and pond are well underway.

                                                                                                                                                  Planning Approval Received!

                                                                                                                                                  18.07.2022

                                                                                                                                                  Pleased to have recieved planning permission for the facade redevelopment and internal rearragement of this 1960's property in South-West Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                                                    Planning Approval for West Edinburgh House Extension

                                                                                                                                                    02.02.2022

                                                                                                                                                    Very pleased to see our planning application approved for this white-brick, vaulted extension. Site works are due to start in mid-2022

                                                                                                                                                    • TAP_Architects_Dormerwindow

                                                                                                                                                      A Room with a View

                                                                                                                                                      28.01.2022

                                                                                                                                                      A new dormer window under construction as part of a major overhaul of a 1980’s house in The Grange, Edinburgh. 

                                                                                                                                                      • TAP_Architects_facade_redevelopment
                                                                                                                                                      • TAP_Architects_facade_redevelopment

                                                                                                                                                        Planning Submission for re-modelling of Modernist House

                                                                                                                                                        18.01.2022

                                                                                                                                                        We have submitted a planning application for the facade redevelopment and internal rearragement of this 1960's property in South-West Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                                                          New-build house in South Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                          10.01.2022

                                                                                                                                                          Design work is underway for this exciting new build house project in South Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                                                            Planning Submission for 300 Home Masterplan

                                                                                                                                                            17.12.2021

                                                                                                                                                            TAP were appointed as lead designers for a 300 home masterplan, to extend the West Lothian town of Stoneyburn. The outline Planning Application has now been submitted.

                                                                                                                                                            • TAP_Architects_RGU

                                                                                                                                                              Neil Invited to Deliver Lecture at RGU

                                                                                                                                                              09.12.2021

                                                                                                                                                              Neil is pleased to have been invited to be a part of the 57’10 society lecture series, discussing the recent projects carried out at T.A.P.

                                                                                                                                                              • TAP_Architects_Homebuildingrenovating

                                                                                                                                                                Trellis House Appears in Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                01.12.2021

                                                                                                                                                                  Regent Street in Ideal Home Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                  15.11.2021

                                                                                                                                                                  Delighted to see our Regent Street project appear in Ideal Home Magazine.

                                                                                                                                                                  • TAP_Architects_ScotlandonSunday

                                                                                                                                                                    Regent Street Features in Scotland on Sunday

                                                                                                                                                                    29.08.2021

                                                                                                                                                                    Delighted to see our Regent Street project appear in the Scotland on Sunday newspaper, print edition.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, aberdeen, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                                                                                                                                      The Larch Mill in Homes & Interiors Scotland

                                                                                                                                                                      06.08.2021

                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks to Homes & Interiors Scotland for publishing The Larch Mill

                                                                                                                                                                      • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, glen lyon, Farmhouse, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                                                                                                                                        The Architects’ Journal feature Drumcharry Farmhouse

                                                                                                                                                                        27.07.2021

                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks to The Architects' Journal for publishing Drumcharry Farmhouse

                                                                                                                                                                        • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, glen lyon, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                                                                                                                                          Planning permission for Drumcharry Farmhouse

                                                                                                                                                                          20.07.2021

                                                                                                                                                                          We are pleased to have obtained planning permission for this Farmhouse near Glen Lyon.

                                                                                                                                                                          Located on an unusual, flat feature on an otherwise very steep hillside, the house takes a linear form, cranked to follow an existing boundary wall and to open up views along the valley.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, pertshire, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture
                                                                                                                                                                          • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, pertshire, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                                                                                                                                            Dunira Estate progress

                                                                                                                                                                            07.05.2021

                                                                                                                                                                            Work to be completed in the summer of this year

                                                                                                                                                                            • Tap architects, edinburgh architects, scottish architecture, aberdeen, house extension, timber cladding, rural architecture

                                                                                                                                                                              The Larch Mill in Scottish Field Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                              08.01.2021

                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks to Scottish Field Magazine for publishing Drumcharry Farmhouse

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                                                                                                                                                                                The Architects’ Journal feature Trellis House

                                                                                                                                                                                27.10.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks to The Architects' Journal for publishing the Trellis House

                                                                                                                                                                                • Edinburgh architects, Edinburgh architecture, Scottish architecture, extension house
                                                                                                                                                                                • Edinburgh architects, Edinburgh architecture, Scottish architecture, extension house
                                                                                                                                                                                • Edinburgh architects, Edinburgh architecture, Scottish architecture, extension house

                                                                                                                                                                                  TAP on list of top 25 UK architects

                                                                                                                                                                                  26.10.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks to Elle Decor UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Delighted to have been included in their list of top 25 U.K. firms!

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Flax Mill, TAP Architects, Foss, Perthshire
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Flax Mill, TAP Architects, Foss, Perthshire

                                                                                                                                                                                    Latest Photos of Loch Tummel House

                                                                                                                                                                                    19.05.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                    Some recent photos taken of the Flax MIll, near Loch Tummel. Landscaping still ongoing but the house complete and looking good in it's woodland setting. More images can be found in the Work part of this website. 

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dezeen Larch Mill

                                                                                                                                                                                      The Larch Mill in Dezeen

                                                                                                                                                                                      05.04.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                      Lovely to see the Larch Mill featured in Dezeen this week.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Extension to Listed Crammond House Approved

                                                                                                                                                                                        20.03.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                        We have successfully obtained planning permission to reconfigure and extend the historic Almond House, sitting proudly above the river at Crammond Village. The house is Catagory C Listed and a our design is for a discreet addition, clad in sandstone with a hipped, dark-copper roof. Large glazed panels make the most of the amazing views to the north and west. 

                                                                                                                                                                                          Springtime!

                                                                                                                                                                                          20.03.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                          The first day of Spring (officially at least) means drawing back the 4m wide bi-folding doors at the garden studio, Eskbank. More images coming soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                            The Architects’ Journal feature Woodland House

                                                                                                                                                                                            20.03.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lovely to see a nice feature on our Woodland House project appear in The Architects' Journal.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition

                                                                                                                                                                                              20.03.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                              Our model of a design for a contemporary Ayrshire Farmhouse has been accepted as part of the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition. Unfortunately, the lockdown has meant that nobody can attend the exhibition to see it in person! The exhibition is available to view online, through the RSA website. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Seaside House

                                                                                                                                                                                                20.03.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                We are delighted to have been appointed to prepare designs for the refurbishment, conservation and extension of this beautiful, Category B Listed House in Aberdour, Fife.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Planning permission for extension to house within Edinburgh Conservation Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                  20.03.2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                  We are pleased to have obtained planning permission for an extension to a substantial villa within a south Edinburgh Conservation Area. Large areas of glazing are framed with sandstone piers and lintels, with chamferred details to relate to the existing window surrounds and architraves.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dunira Estate progress

                                                                                                                                                                                                    17.12.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The original arches of the stable wing being revealed and painstakingly restored.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TAP house extension Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Planning Permission for cubic house extension

                                                                                                                                                                                                      12.11.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                      We have recently obtained planing permission to construct a new extension to a South Edinburgh house. It takes on a cubic form, with wall panels and large glazed openings arranged above a rusticated plinth. The extension provides a space to enjoy elevated views across the city skyline. New external steps link lower and upper levels of the garden.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • TAP house extension Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Works underway to extend Edinburgh villa

                                                                                                                                                                                                        12.11.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                        An annex to a large sandstone villa was originally built as a billiard room. It is now converted and extended to accommodate a new entrance hallway and kitchen/living space opening out to the garden. Located in an Edinburgh conservation area, our design is contemporary but respects the scale and materiality of the surrounding buildings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Works due for completion early 2020.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TAP Architects, house extension Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TAP Architects, house extension Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Listed Portobello house, progress on site

                                                                                                                                                                                                          12.11.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Demolition works are complete and construction of the new extension has now commenced. Internal refurbsihment is well underway. Completion due in early 2020. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Best of Scottish Architecture Annual 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                            03.10.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great to see two of our recent projects featuring prominently in Urban Relam's 2019, best of Scottish architecture annual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TAP Flax MIll house perthshire

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Flax Mill progress

                                                                                                                                                                                                              27.06.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Emerging out of the rubble;  this new house sits within the ruined walls of an abandoned flax mill with the upper storey projecting over the edge of the adjacent river. Completion of the house and surrounding landscaping should be achieved by end of the summer. More images coming soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ardrishaig community theatre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Planning permission for community theatre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                27.06.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Planning permission has been obtained for the redevelopment of the Ardrishaig community theatre, Argyll. Working with the Community Trust over several years we have developed a design that addresses the areas of serious delapidation within the existing building and creates a new accessible and welcoming entrance to the street. The main auditorium will be fully refurbished to create a flexible performance space that meets current standards. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is anticipated that works will commence on site in late 2019 with completion in Spring 2020. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Woodland house completed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  27.06.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Five years after our first site visit, we are delighted to see this woodland house complete. Finding a way to build the house within an extremely constrained budget was challenging, but with the efficient design and the skilled construction team, this has been achieved without compromising on quality. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Designed around the slope of the site and the adjacent, mature beech and scots-pine trees, it provides spaces that are full of leaf-dappled light. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A brochure to capture five years of work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.06.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Many thanks to Damon Richardson https://www.damonrichardson.com/ who has designed a stunning brochure for us. It illustrates some of the work we have done over the last (very intense but rewarding) five years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks to all of our wonderful clients and colleagues in the industry who have made these projects possible. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • cladding detail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      South Edinburgh house extension completed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      29.05.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The extension and refurbishment of a South Edinburgh property is complete. The external cladding and decking is in open-jointed Siberian Larch, stained a light grey. Careful control of the setting-out and detailing was essential to achieve the refined appearance we were looking for. More images coming soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Planning Consent within the historic Dunira Estate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        29.05.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for a substantial extension to a property within the protected landscape of the Dunira Estate, near Comrie. The extension is linked to two seperate properties over two storeys and picks up the distinctive profile of the existing house. Construction is due to commence later in 2019. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Blackhill House published in The Architects’ Journal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          02.05.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very pleased to see images of our 'Glass Room' at Blackhill House appear in the Architects' Journal. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aberdeenshire House Progress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22.02.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Turf, gravel and steps being installed around The Mill, at Little Chapelton. More photographs to follow on full completion. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bewlie Lodge Phase II completed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              01.02.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A non-descript single storey house has been, reclad, reconfigured and twice extended to create a series of spaces that closely relate to the surrounding gardens and southerly aspect. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Located in the hamlet of Bewlie in the heart of the Scottish Borders the owners of the house were looking for a design solution that added living and bedroom accommodation and also created a new and contemporary character to the external appearance. By utilsing the existing garage and adding a small angular extension, two new bedroom were created. Internal spaces were enlarged to provide a series of better proportioned rooms. Pre-coated siberian larch cladding wraps the main frontage of the house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Having completed this project we were then asked to consider options for a glazed room adjacent to the kitchen. This new space is shaped to respond to the slope and nearby boundary at the side of the garden, with a cranked, glass facade maximising views to the garden and pond. A projecting zinc-clad roof provides a covered entrance. The shifting geometries of the plan are manifest in the overlapping alignments of terracotta floor tiles, glass walls and rooflight and bespoke timber steps. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Flax Mill site progress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Progress on site at the Flax Mill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22.01.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good progress being made at the Flax Mill. Cladding will be going on during February and completion is expected in March. The cantilever over the riverbank is as good as we had hoped!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Little Chapelton House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Works nearing completion at Little Chapelton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13.01.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Works are nearing completion at The Mill, Little Chapelton. More (and better) photos will be coming soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Crammond house extension

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Planning permission for Crammond house extension

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.01.2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Delighted to have received planning permission for the extension and refurbishment of a 1950's house in Crammond, West Edinburgh. The extension will be wrapped in a perforate metal screen, creating an impression of lightness and also acting as a trellis to be colonised by climbing plants. Works due to start on site in the Spring. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Drumnakyle Farmhouse appears in the Architects’ Journal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20.12.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Delighted to see our project appear in print in the AJ, in an edition focusing on specialist stonework. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Drumnakyle Farmhouse landscaping completed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27.11.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The landscaping around the farmhouse at Drunakyle has been completed and the talented David Barbour has been up to photograph the extension on a lovely Autumn day 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        See WORK  for the full set of images. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Borders new-build house taking shape

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10.10.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Construction is progressing well at Pyatshaw Burn. The steel work and timber frame are nearing completion, allowing the building form and internal spaces to be seen for the first time. The multi-level entrance hallway, with the huge glazed opening to the west is looking like it will be a very exciting space. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Completion is on track for spring 2019. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Next stage of the designs for Portobello house extension underway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10.10.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We are pleased to be moving ahead with our designs for this unusual extension to a listed Georgian villa adjacent to the Portobello promenade. Our new addition provides a terrace that links the upper level living rooms to the garden level and with a new lower level room that opens up the internal space to the outside. The curved building form and refined balustrade details take reference from architectural details found in Georgian Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We hope to have this project on-site in spring 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Flax Mill steel frame is up!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              26.09.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The two-way cantilevering steel frame has been erected at the Flax Mill, Balnairn. The combination of sharp edged steel and moss covered stone is looking very appealing. On track to complete construction early in 2019 and will publish more progress shots along the way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Planning permission for Edinburgh garden studio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26.09.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We are pleased to have obtained planning consent for this extension to a charming 1930's house located in South Edinburgh. A glazed arcade links the house to a brick-built studio set in the garden. Works due to start early 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New look Website!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10.09.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We have a nice new website, designed to show off the range of work we have been engaged in over the past few years and including lots of new projects and images. Many thanks to Damon at Richardson Design and Scott at Ryde Digital for putting it together with us. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blackhill House nears completion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31.08.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Excited to see our extension to the listed Blackhill house nearing completion. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HiRide, Aerial Adventures, Livingston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HiRide Opens at Aerial Adventures Livingston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20.07.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The HiRide at The Centre, Livingston opened on schedule to the public at the end of June.