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No trouble at the mill

Helena Chugay and Crawford Currie were delighted when their exciting conversion project came in under budget and ahead of schedule, even though they made changes as they went along

THE CURRIE & CHUGAY FILE

NAMES Crawford Currie & Helena Chugay

OCCUPATIONS Civil engineer & translator

LOCATION Glasgow

TYPE OF BUILD Conversion, renovation & extension

STYLE 16th-century mill with contemporary extension

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Timber frame (for the extension)

PLOT SIZE 4.5 acres

HOUSE SIZE 195m2

PROJECT COST £581,730

PROJECT COST PER M2 £2,983

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED August 2014

BUILDING WORK TOOK Nine months

CURRENT VALUE £1,000,000

Crawford Currie and his wife Helena Chugay had loved the time they spent living in a spacious Lisbon apartment, which benefitted from large rooms, river views and access to multiple swimming pools. So, when they had to relocate back to Scotland for Crawford’s work, the couple made the decision to create a very special family home.

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Build It magazine’s January issue is packed with detailed practical advice & inspiring projects to help you create your dream home. Here’s a taster of what’s inside: • Stunning contemporary oak frame home (page 22) • Revealed: your new right to self build (page 62) • The best low-maintenance cladding options (page 69) • Running an air source heat pump (page 80) • Expert guide to gaining planning permission (page 94) • Designing the perfect extension (page 106) … and more!