Spring has sprung and we are fully back at work – we never really stopped but there were so many other, systemic delays across our sector that we thought it would be best to ease off the throttle for a few months as it was all getting pretty frustrating. Anyway – let us hope that is the last of lockdowns and that we can all start implementing those plans that we’ve been hatching for the last 12 months or so – or at least the more positive and less existential plans that may have developed!
What are we up to? We have five large private houses at various stages of construction – one nearly finished, one halfway there, two just starting and one stuck in tender. In terms of our input – the majority of our work should be complete by the time a spade goes into the ground – or that’s the theory at least. Lots of our clients have spent lockdown staring at the inadequacies of their daily living spaces – and are now requesting radical action…so lots of extensions, some big and some small. Lost of reconfigurations, some simple and some extremely complex. We even have a small Turkish bath at the bottom of a garden to figure out.
Other, non-domestic things that we have on at the moment: lots of refurbishment and reconfiguration works for our hospitality sector clients, getting ready for what is looking like a busy season. Two 30 sqM Bothies in the Trossachs – both quite different. One is nearly complete and one is still at the detail design stage. On top of all that we still have our big farmshop project out in deepest, darkest Renfrewshire as well as a new restaurant/café in the unit next door to the office. A busy summer beckons – which suits us well seeing as there’s nowhere we can go on holiday!