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BIM and Digitial Construction
BIM and Digitial Construction

Some of our larger projects which are underway this year have given us the opportunity to expand our BIM offering, gain more experience and put things into practice, but it isn’t only large…

Value Vs Cost - Advice on making sure you get Value from your Architect
Value Vs Cost - Advice on making sure you get Value from your Architect

It's easy in an increasingly commodity driven world to look at the most basic of factors when shopping for anything. Quality architecture and interiors are no different. It may seem like the best…

How much will my house extension be worth?
How much will my house extension be worth?

We are often asked by clients if they will get all of the money they invest in a house extension or improvement project back when it is complete! It’s a good question and below are 5 things to…

Tinto's Top Three Trends for 2019
Tinto's Top Three Trends for 2019

As designers, we are always keen to keep up to date with new trends. Here are three of our favourites for you to take a look at and we would love to hear what you think: SCANDINESE/JAPANDI…

Vovem: Bringing Life Back To Union Street
Vovem: Bringing Life Back To Union Street

Aberdeen’s West End recently welcomed a superior independent steakhouse restaurant, along with a bespoke bar that can be seen in full view from Union Street and really catches the eye!…

Key considerations for designing the best bar or restaurant
Key considerations for designing the best bar or restaurant

Whether you’re already in the planning phase of your new bar or restaurant, or it’s just an exciting idea at this stage, this blog post will give you inspiration, insights and ideas from Nina and…

Q&A with Ross Anderson, Architect at Tinto
Q&A with Ross Anderson, Architect at Tinto

The Tinto team is pretty incredible, even if we do say so ourselves. We’ve got a mix of skills, personalities and experiences, all under one roof in our HQ in Grandholm, Bridge of Don. But who are…

Our favourite bars and restaurants around the world
Our favourite bars and restaurants around the world

As a bunch of architects and interior designers, that have designed many bars and restaurants in our time, we love finding hidden gems and beautiful spaces when dining out. But what are some of our…

The College renovation: a success?
The College renovation: a success?

Situated in the heart of Aberdeen, The College had been a go-to bar for over 20 years, providing great nights out to the masses. But in June 2018, it was reborn as College - a newly designed,…

The Importance of Effective Communication in Construction
The Importance of Effective Communication in Construction

Communication in construction is vital to achieving a successful construction process from inception to completion. Good communication within a team can improve team working skills, lead to positive…

Our Top 8 Tips for Getting Planning Permission and a Building Warrant
Our Top 8 Tips for Getting Planning Permission and a Building Warrant

Before building your dream home or extension, gaining approvals for Planning Permission and a Building Warrant are both essential. It is worth communicating with Local Authorities to understand what…

Why Stealing Ideas Can Create Successful Design
Why Stealing Ideas Can Create Successful Design

The design process begins with an idea. Anna Held Audette said: "an idea is our visual reaction to something seen–in real life, in our memory, in our imagination, in our dreams.” Before embarking on…

The Most Important Things to Know about Your Building Project!
The Most Important Things to Know about Your Building Project!

Whether dealing with a commercial or residential build, both the architect and the client have their own individual responsibilities throughout the life of a building project. Client awareness of…

Post Digital Thinking - Richard Tinto
Post Digital Thinking - Richard Tinto

Science Fiction, or Science Reality? Technology has completely transformed our world over the last 30 years in countless ways and continues to play an ever-greater role in our daily lives. But where…

The Most Important Things to Consider Before Moving Office
The Most Important Things to Consider Before Moving Office

Look Before You Leap As your business expands, you will ultimately need more space to house your growing company. As tempting as it may be to give up your current lease and begin searching for a…

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