AW Laing Ltd have been established joiners and building contractors since 1921, working on a variety of projects throughout the Highlands of Scotland, the Cairngorm National Park and surrounding areas.
AW Laing Ltd have also been fully recognised by the Cairngorms National Park Authority for the high quality of their construction, use of local resources and innovative design. This recognition has been reflected in the various recent awards they have received.
2012 Winner - AW Laing Ltd
New house at Easter Tombain
This new house was built on the site of a ruined steading, to the north of Grantown-on-Spey. It occupies a very exposed location, with spectacular views over the Cairngorms. The innovative design makes the most of the surroundings, using stone from the ruin on the site and incorporates both traditional and modern elements of architecture.
JUDGES’ VERDICT: The design of this building makes the most of the spectacular views from the site and the windows are positioned to maximise both light and solar gain in the house. The quality of the worksmanship throughout the property is excellent with very crisp detailing formed by the timber elements of the building.
Award Winning Projects
Croft of Clachaig, NethyBridge
This modern house was designed to make the most of the stunning views of the Cairngorms massif, but also to make a bold design statement, and to be a sustainable and affordable project. The design is strikingly modern, whilst still respecting some of the elements of local traditional architecture in terms of size and colour.
> Croft of Clachaig Case study (pdf)
Ardgeal, near Kincraig
This is a development of four detached houses, set onlarge plots in a woodland setting. It was developed by the Highland Small Communities HousingTrust to provide affordable and sustainable housing for local people to live in. The houses were designed to fit well into their woodland setting, and also to provide homes with high environmental performance.
> Ardgeal Case study (pdf)