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When Annie Kenyon Architects was challenged to create new buildings on the sporting estate of Glen Mhor on the Scottish west coast, the brief was to provide modern facilities in the vernacular style, using quality local materials that enhanced the natural surroundings. Russwood timber and flooring provided the perfect solution.

Vertical board on board Siberian larch cladding is both durable and contemporary in style, and weathers to a light grey that sits subtly in the wider landscape. The addition of a horizontal rain screen at the North elevation provides shelter whilst softening the profile of the building. The main contractor, Kishorn Specialist Contractors, added a quality of workmanship and attention to detail that greatly enhanced the final build.

Inside, Russwood Cross-Sawn Oak flooring adds a sense of authenticity and history to the otherwise modern interior. This bespoke flooring is hand finished using traditional woodworking techniques, leaving knots raised and tool marks visible for a distinctive feel.

Annie Kenyon Architects said: ‘Russwood offered our client choice and quality. The range of flooring allowed our client to choose a board which would contrast and bring warmth to the crisp internal finishes. Russwood provide excellent customer service and their technical team are always on hand to assist with queries and design details.’

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