Location / Bearsden, Glasgow
Client / Mr & Mrs D McLean
Status / Completion 2009
Sector / Residential
Designed by Don McLean as a family home, 'Beacon', situated in the suburbs to the North of Glasgow is a striking contemporary newbuild home which takes maximum advantage of the restricted site and its open aspect, both to north and south, with open plan living space situated at the uppermost level.
The southerly aspect also contributes to the eco-friendly approach, solar gain being used to warm internal concrete mid-floors resulting in even temperatures, supported by an air-source heat pump providing primary heat to underfloor heating and hot water.
Beacon is constructed in Insulated Concrete Formwork, finished in acrylic render and cedar cladding, with a stainless steel standing seam roof.