Lochan Ban Sunroom

Location: Balevullin, Isle of Tiree

Client: Pearl Brown

Type: Sunroom Extension

Completed: August 2017

Contractor: CKR Island Construction (Graeme MacColl, Tiree)

Structural Engineer: Cowal Design (Oban)

Photography: Sebb Hathaway

This traditional white house in Balevullin is used frequently by the extended family of our Client.    

The existing lean-to sunroom had been suffering from problems with damp and this had led to the severe deterioration of the timber structure.  The client decided to have the existing sunroom replaced with a new concrete and polystyrene formwork structure.

The sunroom was renewed and connected to the existing kitchen extension to expand the open-plan layout.  The feeling of spaciousness was enhanced with addition of a new pitched ceiling with expressed timber details.  A new patio door opening was included to provide easy access to the rear garden.

The Sunroom was constructed at the same time as a new Garden Room elsewhere on the site. 


Demolishing this room on the side of the house (that had been up for 45 plus years) was a big decision but once made we were on a journey. 

Lynne and Micheal from Roots were excellent to work with on this journey. Apart from their architectural expertise a major benefit I found was their understanding of the environment of Tiree, the logistics of building in a remote place where the weather has a major influence on how you do things, designing a room that would fit in with the environment and landscape together with what the planners will accept etc. and all within a planned budget.  

Together with builder Graeme MacColl (CKR Island Construction) I was encouraged though to think bigger and also think about the 21st Century use of family space.

Working together with me the project has now been completed and I am delighted with it.  The design is great and it’s been built to a high spec.  What a difference this has made to our home in Balevullin.

I am so pleased that I went on this journey with Lynne, Micheal and Graeme
— Pearl Brown