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Communication is at the heart of every business and it is also essential for clients and potential clients to know and understand as much about us as possible. Our blog is our way of keeping you up to date on developments in the business, our industry and hopefully this provides some really useful information and tips you can use when looking at your own project. Lets talk!

The Most Important Things to Know about Your Building Project!

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Whether dealing with a commercial or residential build, both the architect and the client have their own individual…

Post Digital Thinking - Richard Tinto

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Science Fiction, or Science Reality? Technology has completely transformed our world over the last 30 years in countless ways and…

The Most Important Things to Consider Before Moving Office

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Look Before You Leap As your business expands, you will ultimately need more space to house your growing company. As tempting as…

Do I Need to Use a Contract for My Building Design Project?

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Introduction  When starting out on a building design project, one of the most important—and often overlooked—things to consider…

Top 5 Things to Consider When Planning or Making Alterations to Your Home

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The home is at the heart of modern family day life. A well designed home will not only have a huge impact on the day to day lives…

Our Top 5 Websites as Sources of Inspiration!

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Vive La Wifi! The internet: the fabulous tool that has changed everything—quite literally—from the way we shop, to the way we…

Why Designers Should be Leading the Future of Construction

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Rethinking Construction  It’s twenty years since the motor industry executive and British industrialist Sir John Egan was…

​5 Most Common House Alteration Projects

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We have long promoted the message that a home improvement project is an ideal way to create the house of your dreams. Often moving…

5 Steps to Creating Maximum Impact to your Business Reception?

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First impression count right? It is commonly accepted that within 60 second of meeting you a person will have formed an almost…

So What About Design, So what about you ?!

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In business we are often challenged on our USP (Unique Selling Point), what is it about your organisation that is the key reason…

Your Workplace work for your People

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So with the arrival of 2017 we can safely say that many of us will begin to share where we work with a wider age range of people…

Whats 2017 All About

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What’s 2017 All About?  As the year comes to an end our MD Rich gives us his musings on all things 2016 and looks ahead to what he…

How we work

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At the core of every project we do is our concept of Human Centred Design.Whether it’s a commercial building, a retail store, or a…

5 Requirements to consider when choosing an Architect

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Last year we wrote an article on what to look for when choosing an architect.  To recap - the most important decision is making…

Why should we have a formal contract with a contractor?

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It goes without saying that a formal contract is important, but in the past, these haven’t always been utilised fully, or indeed…

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?

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This is really important to us at Tinto. What do we do? Well we produce great designs that lead to great buildings …. How do we do…

There really has never been a better time to extend your home…

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Interest rates recently touched 0.25 %, A record low and a relative surprise for many. Extending your home can be a daunting…

5 USEFUL STEPS TO SAVING ON WORK PLACE COSTS

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For many companies, the place of work is one of the biggest overheads of the business. It is regarded as a necessity to facilitate…

HOUSE EXTENSIONS - 5 PITFALLS TO AVOID STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN….

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Other than buying or building a new home, extending your existing home is one of the biggest things you’ll ever do in your life.…

DESIGN OF THE TIME

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At Tinto we believe wherever possible, our work should be a reflection of the period in which it was conceived. By creating…

RETAIL SPACE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A PART OF THE SALES TEAM

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The physical space for a retail business is an extremely powerful sales tool – it can build positive perceptions, enhance customer…

AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAP

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Every business should be concerned about customer experience. After all, customers are the lifeblood of your business, and without…

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR AT ROYAL ABERDEEN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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A hospital can be daunting and scary place when you’re only five years old. When the Tinto team was challenged by The ARCHIE…

HOW TO CREATE ATMOSPHERE WITHIN HOSPITALITY INTERIORS

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In the hospitality industry, atmosphere is everything. Whether you are running a restaurant, café, bar or even a hotel, the way…

HOW TO EMBODY YOUR BRAND WITHIN YOUR WORKSPACE

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Interior design and architecture can be the final frontier in fully developing your company’s brand, yet it is often an overlooked…

WHY THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IS VIRTUAL

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Increasingly, the presence of virtual reality or immersive environment representation is becoming an integral part of the…

THE LINK BETWEEN OFFICE DESIGN AND EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

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Disscussions around office design and its influence on employee productivity are vast, and have been going on for years. But it is…

HOW TO CREATE A PINTEREST BOARD FOR INTERIOR DESIGN

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Here at Tinto Architecture we love to take a look at some of the latest trends to inspire our clients when they are thinking about…

ANY QUESTIONS?

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Embarking on a new build or extension project at home? Here are the answers to our frequently asked questions. Q: How long does a…

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO EXTEND YOUR HOME

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Good Question… the true cost of extending your property is not an easy thing to do. The variables between different properties,…

WHY MOVE ? - JUST IMPROVE

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Aberdeen is an interesting place at present! Whilst the rest of the country continues its gradual and measured growth from the…

MAKING WALLS TALK

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The world is a fast moving place, competition for new business has never been greater and those that stand still will soon fall…

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU ☺

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It’s All About You!! You might remember this “poppy” little number as a song title by the band Mcfly!!! When we talk about human…

VR - IMMERSE YOURSELF !

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Tinto will be launching our latest 3D capabilities at the Scottish Home Show 25th-27th September 2015. In conjunction with Eyesee…

CHOOSING US OR A.N OTHER

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“Life is full of choices, right? If you are looking for a new pair of shoes, a new car, or to book a dream holiday, you will do…

REVIT INTEGRATED ...

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It has been hard but we are pleased to have finally managed to get REVIT integrated into everday use in the office. With the…

TINTO - THEY JUST GOT IT !

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We are delighted to have recently completed a stunning fit out for award winning media agency AVC Media. It was a pleasure to work…

C'MON THE CULTER

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We are delighted to be supporting Culter Youth this season. The lads took delivery of their new kit recently and continue to…

NEW ENQURIES HIGH

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June has seen a record number new enquiries for Tinto. Our potential new clients span, private residential, retail, commercial fit…

STANDING OUT!!!

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Below is a testimonial we wanted to share with you all.... PS Go and try Lucy and the teams cakes  You will not be disappointed !…

CO-OPERATIVE ABERFELDY

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The flattening of the existing site at Aberfeldy made way for a new Co-operative store and retail unit. The building was designed…

NO NEED FOR NEW WHEN A MAKEOVER WILL DO!

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Tinto have just completed preliminary designs for a 7 figure extension, modernisation and re-clad of a facility in the North of…

NEW WEBSITE!

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Welcome to our new website. Over the last 4 months we have been working with AVC Media on developing what we feel is a true…

CHANGES TO THE CDM REGULATIONS

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From 6th April 2015 the first major change to the CDM regulation came into place since 2007. The new regulations now place a heavy…

JUNIPER PLACE GETS PLANNING!

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We are delighted to announce we have just received planning permission for a unique dwelling at Juniper Place in Portlethen. Our…