26 May 2014
A day It’s Good 2 Give will always remember… Why?
Because it is the day we got our planning consent for the Ripple Retreat!
Before you go any further let me show you a video taken by Tony Kettle, our architect and friend, who used a drone recently and got very lucky with the weather. The result is this stunning film footage of the new Retreat as it really begins to take shape! Thanks Tony – we love it and believe so will everyone who watches it.
Since the day we got planning it has been all go, and we did the first ‘dig’, signifying the start of building, in October 2015.
Enjoy this wee gallery of photos since building started, and pop back from time to time to watch the progress!
Read the article on The Kettle Collective website to learn more about their involvement in the Ripple Retreat.
Our wonderful supporters
Tony Kettle – our wonderful architect
John Dennis – our wonderful contractors
Applecross Creation – incredible support, advice and introductions
Macdonald Estates – incredible support, advice and introductions
HASL – Suppliers of heating and ventilation products
James Morrow Home Entertainment Systems design and supply of all sound and vision
Kitchens International are very generously designing and donating the kitchen and utility room
Ware With All – equally generous – donating all five bathrooms!
Collinsons tiles, Edinburgh supplying the (very stunning) tiles
Rankin Fraser – donated initial design of the garden to secure the planning consent
Semple Begg donating a detailed plan and planting regime for the site
Edinburgh Flooring Carpet Warehouse donating the flooring
Walker Homes have taken us on as Charity of the Year for the next three years and will be donating £100 per house sold in Scotland
Cundall – design for Mechanical and Electrical works
Harley Haddow – design for structural engineering works
Tom Greig – contract administration and client quantity surveyor
Rehau – providing underfloor heating and ground source heating