New Build Country House - Completed Drone Footage
Monday, July 9, 2018
Many of the projects that we work on at Alex McIntyre Architects are located in some of the most beautiful countryside in the country. Our houses are designed to look as though they belong to their environment and are positioned to take full advantage of these spectacular landscapes.
We find that the most effective way of demonstrating the relationship between house and countryside is through aerial drone footage. Take a look at the footage of our recently completed new build country house in Derbyshire below:
Alex McIntyre Architects have in-house commercial drone pilots that are capable of safely carrying out aerial surveys. These are especially useful in the early stages of the project to create 3D models of landscapes or to investigate existing roof structures.
to visit our Vimeo page and explore our other projects from this incredible aerial perspective.
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Alex McIntyre Architects are exhibiting at this years Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC on 22-25 March 2018.
You can find us at stand J190 near the Masterclass Theatre. Register for your 2 free tickets by clicking the image below.
Christmas Card 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
It's officially Christmas at Alex McIntyre Architects now we have finished the Christmas Cards!
This year we have designed our own Alex McIntyre Architects party hat. Let us know what you think by sending us a selfie in your party hat to @Architects_AMA
New Build House Derbyshire - Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017
The lights are on at our new build house in Derbyshire! This is always an exciting stage in any project and really does help the house come to life. See what you think in the images below:
In this project we have used Orluna
plaster in style light fittings. These come with a special jigsaw fitting which is plastered into the ceiling and matched to the paint colour. This means fittings disappear into the ceiling while the lights are off.
Often, lights are simply stuck in the ceiling in a grid pattern to light the room, rather than to highlight architectural features. On this new build house in Derbyshire, we have located lights in dormers, to pick up architraves around doors and windows, and also to highlights areas of the wall selected for artwork.
Bathroom lighting needs special consideration. We want to highlight features of the room, but also provide functional light in front basins, in showers and above the bath. In this room the shower enjoys a larger over head skylight which will be beautiful in the day time.
Please visit again soon to see the final weeks of our new build house in Derbyshire.
Homebuilding and Renovating Show Day 2
Friday, March 24, 2017
It is Day 2 of the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC. Alex McIntyre Architects will be at the show all weekend, so if you are planning to attend, come and find us at stand B101. You can see our display in the photos below.
The homebuilding and renovating show is a great opportunity to come and speak to prospective clients. It also gives us the chance to look back over our recent projects. We have even set up a large 4 screen monitor to show all of our favourite project photos and a handful of video clips from aerial footage and our onsite webcams.
We will keep you updated during the course of the weekend. Come and find us at stand B101!
Homebuilding & Renovating Show
Friday, March 3, 2017
This year, Alex McIntyre Architects will be attending the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the Birmingham NEC. This event will be taking place between the 23rd and 26th of March and you can visit the Homebuilding & Renovating Show website by clicking here.
You will be able to find us at stand B101. You can also find our exhibitor page here
You can also find our advert in this months copy of Homebuilding & Renovating. Flick to page 31 to see our ad above.
2017 at Alex McIntyre Architects
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Happy New Year from all at Alex McIntyre Architects. Let's take a quick look at a few of our projects heading into 2017.
One of our largest projects, Dam Farm is due for completion in August 2017. The 2nd floor hollowcore planks were installed before Christmas and the contractors are hoping to have the building watertight by March. The house will have absolutely amazing views from the second floor. Look out for our photos from this position in 2017 once the windows are all in place!
The internal fit-out and external works continue at Field House. We can't wait to be stood here again when the mud has been replaced by gravel and the stone copings and handrails are in place on the garden walls. Internally, the windows shutters and bespoke fitted furniture designed by Alex McIntyre Architects are on going. The project is due for completion in February 2017. Many more photos of the internal fit out to come this January.
Thorpe Satchville Hall has some of the best views of all our projects. This refurbishment project will also be completed in 2017.
We will be keeping you up to date with all of our projects through out the course of the year, and we are hoping to launch our new website soon!
2016 Christmas Card
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Its that time of the year again and the 2016 Christmas Card had big shoes to fill after our DIY Ginger Bread House in 2015.
Our 2016 Christmas Card is another laser cut design on textured card of a Christmas landscape. Simple, but effective.
The design is based upon an Alison McIntyre sketch that was scanned and traced around in AutoCAD. For anyone who has seen a sketch of Alison's, simplification was required... We also added our practice logo and saved ourselves some time by etching our signatures on to this years card.
We will be sending the 2016 Christmas Card out in today's post, so please let us know what you think of them when yours arrives.
Finally, we wish you all a wonderful Christmas and hope you return to see our updates on our exciting projects in the New Year.
New Build Country House, Derbyshire
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
We seem to get the best weather every time we have a site visit at our new build country house in Derbyshire.
The steels for the rest of the the ground floor have been positioned to give you a real sense of how big this house actually is!
The harlequin hedge is looking beautiful in the sunlight. We have detailed the retaining wall to step down in 2 tiers for flower beds. The gardener is going to have real fun in this area of the garden.