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In Edinburgh’s West End, a new extension brings a modern update to a spacious apartment within a converted townhouse. The owners found a photograph of an oversized parquet floor which became the inspiration for the new extension’s overall look and feel. Helen Lucas Architects Limited then brought the inspiration to Russwood who were able to advise on products of best fit, colour, size, and specification to meet the client’s aesthetic.


The long rectangular room maximises the footprint allowed by planning authorities, and features triple glazed sliding doors to visually connect with the adjacent terrace. Its arrangement provides dining and living spaces that stretch out to meet the raised back garden space. Indoors, Russwood’s grande parquet of 17th Century Prime Oak gives a clean finish to the modern space. Meanwhile, outdoors, the external floor surface of 20mm thick porcelain tiling has been water-jet cut down to size so as to line through precisely with Russwood’s parquet. This visual reference to the interior space lends depth to make the internal space feel much larger.

Architect Ro Cunningham said, “Russwood provided a high quality, customisable product which met with our client’s aesthetic. And we received good technical support from the team at Russwood throughout the course of the project.”

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