ABD in the Community

December 10, 2014

Recently Mike from our office visited Ardler Primary School in Dundee to talk to the P7 class about his working life as an Architect. He challenged the kids to make bridges in their groups and also to design their very own house.



Build It Magazine Article

January 9, 2014

Lovely feature in current issue of BUILD IT Magazine (February 2014) of one of our projects in the Scottish Borders.  Always nice to see completed projects in print.Build It Spread

Our Island Home Competition

November 20, 2013

We recently submitted our entry into the OUR ISLAND HOME Competition, run by Rural Housing Scotland.

We should hear by the end of the month if we’ve made it on to the shortlist.


Open Day

April 3, 2012

Open Day

Homes and Interiors Scotland magazine

March 6, 2012

Nice article in Homes and Interiors Scotland magazine on our house in the Scottish Borders.

Great photos and client feedback. This was a long project but looking back really worth it.



Loft Nightclub, Perth

July 25, 2011

Andrew Black Design recently completed a substantial extension to the popular Perth nightclub The Loft. The nightclub has just received an award as Scotland’s top ‘late night venue’ in the Dram Scottish Licensed Trade Awards. Congratulations to the team at CentreGlobal.


Homebuilding & Renovating Show

April 13, 2010

We are exhibiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at Glasgow SECC on 16-17 May 2009 in conjunction with Firefly Wood. Please come along and discuss your ideas and projects with us. We will be able to offer guidance on building your own home, extending and altering your existing house or even just answering your questions. Click on the banner below to claim your free tickets!

Planning Approval for Major Development

August 4, 2009

Andrew Black Design has gained planning approval for a high profile residential development in the grounds of Perth College. When the original scheme, designed by a well known developer, was initially refused, the Client wanted to re-address the concept and Andrew Black Design was brought on board to re-design the scheme and introduce a more appropriate masterplan.

The site is currently split into three very distinct sections and as such we have addressed the architecture and planning of the three areas, while still providing a common architectural language.

North Section – Fundamental to the approach has been the concept of maintaining the visual link to the woodland beyond, which was so harshly removed in the previous scheme. By placing three distinct pavilions to the north boundary we have allowed the street elevation to be viewed not as a one block but as individual buildings. This allows the visual transparency and views of the woodland beyond.

South Section – This section of the site is primarily of a two storey domestic nature and has been planned and designed in keeping with the previous planning application. The house types have been updated and the exterior materiality has been designed to match the architectural language of the entire site.

Middle Section –The concept has been to place 4 pavilion style buildings in the landscape with landscaping and car parking situated to the south of the buildings. These pavilions allow the transparency and visual permeability to the site, which was lacking from the previous scheme, while still creating the soft edge to the buildings at the top of the slope. Architecturally the buildings mirror the materiality of the south dwellings and the north pavilions.


Firefly Wood : Architect Designed Homes

June 30, 2009

We have expanded to provide contemporary timber framed homes. All your professional fees, structural frame & build are included in the one-off fixed price. This provides you with cost assurance and less surprises as well as having an architect on board throughout. Find out more by visiting our website fireflywood.co.uk

Firefly Wood has created a range of Architect designed homes that provide clients with a fixed cost for design, technical approval and timber kit supply. These contemporary homes are designed to maximize light and space and are based on robust ecological principles. Firefly Wood will provide you with a unique, professional Architects service from inception to completion.

We provide 4 separate services based on the needs and experience of the individuals:

Stage 1: Design choices, options and planning application.
Stage 2: Building Warrants and technical approvals.
Stage 3: Supply of timber kit package only.
Stage 4: Complete build carried out by a preferred contractor to an agreed cost.

All the above stages are carried out for a fixed fee agreed prior to starting the project, giving the client upfront costs to allow them to budget accurately.

Designed by our team of award winning architects, Andrew Black Design, our homes offer the advantages of contemporary & traditional designs, highly insulated timber frame construction, extensive material combinations, ecological design principles, alternative technology easily integrated and designed to maximise light & space.

Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2009

May 4, 2009

We are exhibiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at Glasgow SECC on 16-17 May 2009. Please come along and discuss your ideas and projects with us. We will be able to offer guidance on building your own home, extending and altering your existing house or even just answering your questions. You don’t even need to pay!

Click the banner below for FREE TICKETS to the show!

Homebuilding Show Scotland; click here for FREE tickets