Ramsay McMichael Consulting
Chartered Building Surveyors | Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers

Bannoc House

Bannoc House
Private Client

RMC were appointed as Project Managers and Contract Administrators by a Private Client who intended to build a new 10,000 sq ft dwelling house to specific requirements.

Our role included interviewing and co-ordinating specialist sub-consultants, including Architects, Garden and Landscape Designers, Heating and Ventilation Specialist Consultants Lighting Designers and Contractor selection for the complete process from initial design with the Client to completion and handover.

The new build design was to follow a Scottish Baronial theme, incorporating circular turrets, stone crow stepped gables, steeply pitched and slated roofs, with wet dash rendered external wall finishes.  Traditional oak framed, astrigalled windows, and a range of modern features including air source heat pumps, an internal passanger lift and full ensuited shower and bathrooms to all principle bedrooms were incorporated into the design.

The dwelling included a three car integral garage, and adjoining plant room, housing the main gas fired boilers and water storage calorifiers, providing hot water and full underfloor heating throughout the three storeys.

Construction form included beam and block slab floors at ground level, with bison slabbed floors over First and Second floor levels.  Internal walls were of solid block design with plaster on the hard finishes, ceilings incorporating significant service ducts, were formed in plasterboard linings.

Internal finishes were to an extremely high quality and standard, including imported marble, and tiled floor finishes, top-end wall coverings and decorations and bespoke joinery , doors and fitments throughout.

The project works involved consultation with an award winning Landscape and Garden Designer from England, who assisted with developing the Client’s desired formal garden areas, and specialist contractors were managed to implement the external works, including the laying of sub garden irrigation systems throughout.

One of the main challenges to the design of the house was to incorporate a “smart system” capable of controlling heating / venting / lighting / audio and visual coms from anywhere within the house, and if necessary remotely from the other side of the word.

The project from initial design through planning and building warrant stages, tendering to site work stages extended to an eighteen month programme, which was successfully met, and to date remains the largest single house build with which RMC has become involved.

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