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Angus “Green Home” wins award

Issued: 25 January 2007

Energy Efficient Home Wins Top Angus Design Award

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Parramatta, a new home in Montrose constructed from natural materials and designed to make best use of solar energy, is the overall winner of the Angus Design Award 2006.

The post and beam frame of the award-winning house was constructed from indigenous, untreated Douglas Fir with softwood panelling and hemp insulation. Untreated larch was used to clad the exterior of the house.

Solar panels and heat-retaining slab floors have been installed to draw most benefit from natural energy sources, and extensive use of glazing on the south and west elevations of the house was designed to make best use of natural light and heat.

The prestigious award was presented to owners Mr and Mrs Paton, designer Neil Sutherland Architects and main contractor, Steve Warren Construction, at a ceremony in Arbroath this evening (Wednesday) hosted by Angus Provost Bill Middleton and Angus Development Control Convener Stewart McGlynn.

Runners-up were: Angus Housing Association’s development at 2 Wards Road, Brechin; Arbroath ACCESS Office; The Eco House, Wallace Street, Carnoustie; Signal Tower Museum, Arbroath and Kutz, High Street, Arbroath.

Provost Middleton congratulated the award winners and thanked the judges for their input, saying: “This is now the fourth time that Angus Council has promoted the Angus Design Awards, a scheme intended to encourage and acknowledge excellence and innovation in the field of architecture and design. As in previous years, the scheme has attracted a good range of high quality entries and I am pleased to see such a variety of projects featured in the list of awards.”

Councillor McGlynn said he was delighted at the imaginative projects which had been put forward for the design awards scheme. “The calibre of entries has once again been high, and these projects do much to maintain and enhance the built environment in Angus.”

This year’s judges were Charles McKean, Professor of Scottish Architectural History at the University of Dundee and former Secretary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Andrew Nicoll, formerly a senior partner with Nicoll Russell Architects and Graham McNicol, a member of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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