OUR News

November 02, 2016

New Dualchas house in Sleat completed

Ancala, a Dualchas-designed house near Armadale in Sleat, south Skye, has been completed. The three bedroom house has dramatic views over the Sound of Sleat to the hills of Knoydart, with t...

August 23, 2016

Dualchas and RRA Reveal St Kilda Visitors' Centre

After a number of months of work, Dualchas and Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Oslo, are able to release images from our exciting collaboration on the St Kilda Centre – Ionad Hiort – on the ...

May 31, 2016

Prospect North takes centre stage

People wearing the huge sculptural head of a unicorn has become one of the most surreal images to be seen at this year’s  15th Venice Architectural Biennale.   Part of the Pro...

May 02, 2016

New Skye Office

Dualchas has relocated on Skye to the top floor of the Fàs building at the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.  The new office enjoy...

March 30, 2016

Dualchas wins St Kilda project

Dualchas have been selected to masterplan the new Iomart Hiort centre in the Uig area of Lewis.  Partnering with Norwegian practice Reuilf Ramstad Architects the internationally important...

March 16, 2016

Dualchas Success at 2016 Venice Biennale

Dualchas Architects and emerging practice Lateral North have won the competition to represent Scotland at this summer's Venice Biennale.  This is the first time Scotland will exhibit ...

February 17, 2016

The Shed for Rent

One of Dualchas's best known designs is now available for rent.  The Shed is situated in the beautiful township of Tokavaig in south west Skye, enjoying spectacular views over the Cui...

December 02, 2015

Job opportunity in Skye office

Dualchas is looking for a technician for the Skye office. Applicants should have good working knowledge of CAD, have minimum of 3 years experience and be keen to work as part of a team. &nb...

August 06, 2015

Tiree restaurant granted planning consent

The Hebridean island of Tiree could be set for a new restaurant  after planning consent was achieved. The proposal, which includes a bistro restaurant and 4 accommodation units, is set wi...

June 16, 2015

Dualchas refurbishes in London

A new layout and design by Dualchas has led to a large increase in sales in a Mexican restaurant in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea.   An unusual floor plan and disjointed existi...

April 23, 2015

Job opportunity in Skye office

An administrator is required for the Skye office. Please submit your CV to Suzanne Gill at : suzanne@dualchas.com The successful applicant will carry out work for both Dualchas Archite...

March 30, 2015

Morar house shortlisted for RIAS Award

A house in Morar by Dualchas has been shortlisted for an RIAS Award. The cantilevered building looks over the white sands of Morar, and is one of 24 buildings across Scotland that are up for an awa...

February 22, 2015

Dualchas in Sunday Times

Dualchas are in today's UK edition of the Sunday Times.  Describing our houses as 'some of the most cutting-edge homes in Britain' the article outines how Skye has now become&...

February 10, 2015

Dualchas featured in Dezeen

Dezeen, the world's leading architecture website and magazine has featured another project by Dualchas architects.  The 'black-stained house' at Colbost on the Isle of Skye is...

December 09, 2014

Plot in Dunkeld for sale

A development opportunity has arisen for a 2/3 bed courtyard cottage near Dunkeld, Perthshire.   17 minutes walk to the train station, 60 minutes drive to the airport and 75 minutes...

November 28, 2014

Ord Steading For Sale

An opportunity has arisen to buy a steading in the beautiful setting of Ord in south Skye. The 19th century building has full planning consent to be developed in to a 4 bedroom house with a ra...

November 11, 2014

Dualchas house wins at IAA Awards

A house in Colbost on the Isle of Skye by Dualchas has been awarded the accolade of Best New Building in the Highlands at the IAA Awards. The house, for Mr and Mrs Williams, was designed to ap...

November 03, 2014

Architectural Technologist starts at Dualchas

Nicola Shaw has been appointed as an architectural technologist in the Skye office. A graduate of the City of Glasgow College, she joins the team to help with a growing workload of ambitious projec...

September 04, 2014

Dualchas house shortlisted for Manser Medal

The Cliff House on the Isle of Skye has been shortlisted for the Manser Medal. It is one of six houses from across the UK that is in the running for the prestigious RIBA award. The hou...

July 15, 2014

Graduate Technician sought

An opportunity has arisen for a graduate architectural technician to work in the Skye office. The applicant should have an HNC or HND in architectural technology and have some experience of work...

July 07, 2014

Double Saltire success for Dualchas

Just two weeks after winning RIAS and RIBA recognition Cliff House has won a Saltire Award.  At a ceremony in Edinburgh practice architect Daniel Bar accepted the plaque and certifcate from...

June 19, 2014

Dualchas wins RIAS + RIBA Awards

Dualchas has won two major architectural awards.  At a ceremony at the Hilton in Glasgow last night Cliff House on Skye won an RIAS Award, recognising its design excellence and its soc...

May 14, 2014

Borrodale Hub submitted for planning

A planning application has been lodged to transform the site of the disused primary school at Borrodale in Glendale in the north of Skye into a hostel, community hub and accommodation.  ...

March 25, 2014

Dream Homes programmes added to website

Colonial Pictures has kindly given Dualchas permission to embed three of their programmes on our website.  The ITV series Dream Homes with Oliver Heath featured Dualchas houses under constr...

March 24, 2014

Dualchas shortlisted for RIAS Awards

A house in Galtrigall, north Skye, by Dualchas Architects, has been shortlisted for this year's RIAS Awards.  It is one of 27 projects from a record entry of 83 buildings that has been ...

March 08, 2014

Dualchas in Telegraph

An feature article about a Dualchas project in Moray  is published in today's Telegraph (Saturday 8th March). It examines the renovation of an old byre for Mr and Mrs Lewin and describe...

February 18, 2014

Open Day in Glasgow

Dualchas will be holding an Open Day on Saturday the 15th of March at our Glasgow offices.  This is an opportunity to discuss your potential project with an experienced architect.  We ...

February 03, 2014

Ord Steading on the market

Ord steading in south Skye, which has full planning consent to be developed in to a 4-bedroom house, is to be put on the market. The steading has fantastic views to the Cuillin ridge and Blaven,...

December 17, 2013

Community Project Success for Dualchas

Dualchas has won a competition to lead a design team for the development of a community campsite and facilities in Broadford in south Skye. The feasibility study will develop  a masterplan ...

December 05, 2013

Dualchas Shortlisted for Our Island Home Competition

Dualchas' entry has been selected for the final shortlist in the Our Island Home competition, organised by the Rural Housing Scotland.   A total of six practices have been selec...

November 18, 2013

Dualchas employees win Tourist Route Project

Three graduates working in the Dualchas Glasgow office have won a prestigeous design competition. Scotland’s Scenic Routes pilot projects were launched by the Scottish government in August...

October 23, 2013

Dualchas at Glasgow PechaKucha

  On 2 Oct 2013 at The Lighthouse a packed audience enjoyed an evening of exploration, architecture and science from extreme and remote environments. Architects, scientists, photographe...

September 05, 2013

Dualchas shortlisted at Architect of Year Awards 2013

Dualchas has been shortlisted at the Building Design Architect of the Year Awards 2013 in the category Small Project Architect of the Year.  The prestigious event will be held on December 3...

August 28, 2013

Open Day 14th Sept - Glasgow

HebHomes and Dualchas will be holding an Open Day on Saturday the 14th of September at our Glasgow offices.  This is an opportunity to disucss your potential project with an experienced...

May 17, 2013

Iona house completed

Dualchas's first house on the island of Iona has been completed. The five bedroom timber-clad house has split levels to allow it to fit neatly in to the landscape and make the most of the be...

May 01, 2013

Ord Steading granted planning consent

Dualchas has just received planning permission to renovate Ord Steading on the Isle of Skye into a new family home.   Planners commented that "the combination of the historic a...

April 09, 2013

Morar house nears completion

A 3 bedroom house in Morar has had its external cladding fitted and is due to be completed in May. The house has a cantilevered upper floor with a gable of glass framing the white sands of Morar...

March 04, 2013

Ord steading submitted for planning

A ruinous steading in the parish of Sleat on Skye is to be renovated in to a new home.   The proposal, which has just been submitted to Highland Council for approval, seeks to keep ...

February 19, 2013

Dualchas takes part in historic debate

Alasdair Stephen, partner at Dualchas, was one of the guest panellists at a Strathclyde University debate on the future of George Square and Scottish independence last week.  Organised by S...

November 09, 2012

Second Place for Dualchas in Doolan Awards

  The house at Boreraig shared second place with four other projects at the prestigious Andrew Doolan Best Building RIAS architecture awards for 2012.    The ceremony ...

September 26, 2012

Stramash on Kerrera

Dualchas have won the commission for the design development for a residential outdoor centre on the island of Kerrera, near Oban, Argyll.   The project involves working with Stramas...

September 17, 2012

IAA Judges 'Struck Dumb'

The House at Boreraig has won the best building award in the west Highlands in this year's Inverness Architectural Association awards  - and left the judges speechless.   C...

September 04, 2012

Dualchas Scoop Top Award

Dualchas have won the coveted Saltire Medal at the Saltire Housing Awards.   In a ceremony held in Edinburgh Dualchas picked up awards for the house at Boreraig and the church at Ga...

August 03, 2012

Dualchas shortlisted for Saltire Awards

The two projects entered for the Saltire Awards by Dualchas this year have both been shortlisted.  Borerarig is among 8 houses in the Private Dwelling category while Garve Church is among 9...

June 22, 2012

Dualchas win RIAS Award

The house at Boreraig by Dualchas Architects has won an inaugural RIAS Award at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton hotel in Glasgow.  This is the latest recognition for the building after ...

June 01, 2012

Dualchas in Building Design

Dualchas have been featured in the highly respected industry-wide newspaper Building Design (BD).  Written by architectural journalist James Benedict Brown the article examines two recent p...

May 26, 2012

Dualchas win Scottish Design Award

Dualchas Building Design has won an Award for the best residential building in Scotland at this year's Scottish Design Awards, held at a glittering ceremony at the Glasgow Radisson Hotel.&nb...

May 08, 2012

Craigwood Homes by Dualchas

Dualchas have been working alongside developer Craigwood Homes to design a group of houses for a fantastic site on the edge of Dingwall in Easter Ross.   The site at Craigwood is framed...

April 16, 2012

Two Dualchas houses shortlisted

        Thursday, 05 April 2012 Two Dualchas projects have been shortlisted for the Scottish Design Awards. ...

March 28, 2012

House up for RIAS Award

  A  house by Dualchas Building Design has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIAS Awards. The two bedroom house in Boreraig, north west Skye, is one of 23 buildings that have be...

March 14, 2012

Corten Steel Building on Site

Work is progressing on site for a Corten steel building in Morar on the west coast of Scotland. This will be the first Dualchas building, and possibly the first in Scotland, to be completely cla...

March 13, 2012

Dualchas Recruiting

Dualchas are looking for an experienced Part II student or architect to work in our Glasgow office.  Please apply through S1Jobs and do not contact the office directly.  Details can be...

March 12, 2012

RIAS Award Shortlist for Longhouse

A house by Heb Home's sister company Dualchas Building Design has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIAS Awards. The two bedroom house in Boreraig, north west Skye, is one of 23 buildings...

March 07, 2012

Triple Success in Perthshire

Three Heb Home houses in Perthshire have been recommend for planning permission.  Perth + Kinross Council is well known for being very protective of its beautiful landscapes and villages.&n...

February 15, 2012

Herald Praises Dualchas

Scottish land reformer Andy Wightman describes Dualchas houses as " highly desirable - even perhaps the epitome of contemporary cool" in the Herald. They could also be part of the...

November 07, 2011

Dualchas Success in National Park

Dualchas director Neil Stephen has welcomed planning permission being granted for a WH202 house near Granton on Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.   'When we fir...

October 24, 2011

LH102P Takes Shape

An LH102P design is taking shape at Kilnaish near Tarbert in Argyll.  The SIP house is being built by affiliated Dualchas contractors who - despite the terrible weather conditions - are mak...

October 10, 2011

Grand Designs Success

Dualchas have enjoyed their first appearance an the Grand Design Show at the NEC in Birmingham.  The three day event attracted thousands of visitors from across the UK and further afield. &...

July 25, 2011

Dualchas Houses for Sale

Two early Dualchas houses are for sale on the beautiful Sleat peninsula on Skye. Please follow the link below. This article/item is in none format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open...

June 27, 2011

Gold Award for House

The sister company of Hebridean Contemporary Homes, Dualchas Building Design, has scooped Gold at this year's Roses Design awards in Manchester. The design for a house in Aird of Sleat for L...

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