Project Overview

project name: Dumfries House, The Laundry Artists Studios
quantity surveyor: McGowan Miller
client: Dumfries House Trust
services consultant: DMP Consulting Engineers
value: £360K
structural engineer: David Narro Associates
architect: Bucchleuch Rural Design
main contractor: Taylor and Fraser

This project involved the complete restoration of the former laundry building from a state of complete dilapidation into high-quality artist studios.

The roofless shell required foliage removal and a substantial consolidation exercise carried out on the existing walls, the new roof required the exposed open beam trusses to be individually crafted to accommodate a historic bulge in the line of the wall head.

Scope of Work

A complete internal rebuild from the bare stone walls incorporating new underground drainage whilst reinstalling the original stone slab floor on top of a new insulated concrete floor, the incorporation of a new stone staircase, and the reinstatement of the internal finishes to a traditional style in keeping with buildings throughout the rest of the Grade A listed estate. The building received new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services and the main heat source is through a ground sourced heat pump serving wall mounted heat emitters.

  • Grade A Listed building
  • Conservation and restoration
  • New concrete floor and reinstallation of existing stone slabs
  • Roofing and leadwork
  • Rot repairs
  • Stonework repairs and consolidation
  • Joinery finishes
  • New building services
  • Structural steelwork and new mezzanine floors
  • Ground sourced heat pump
  • High quality internal finishes including stone staircase
  • Hand crafted floor and wall units and client fit-out works
  • Hard and soft landscaping