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Design Insight was started in 1995 to offer a personal, dedicated and high quality service to its clients.


Since that time the practice has established a proven track-record in producing sensitive design and buildings appropriate to its clients' needs utilising both traditional and modern materials and constructions.


Design Insight has offices based in South-West Scotland – the company works not only locally but also with clients based further afield in the UK.

About Design Insight

Expertise and services offered include:

  • New Buildings - Private Houses, Institutional and Commercial.

  • Change of Use of Existing Buildings including Barn / Agricultural Building conversions

  • Refurbishment / Retrofit of existing buildings

  • Passivhaus and EnerPHit Design

  • Energy Conservation

  • Conservation and Sustainability

  • Listed and Historic Buildings - including sympathetic alteration & extension

                                                       - Conservation

                                                       - Restoration

  • Space Planning

Design Insight's Principal, Charlotte Long ARIAS.RIBA, has expertise in a wide spectrum of projects both commercial and private delivering design and buildings from conception to completion regardless of project size.


In 2013 Charlotte Long qualified as a Certified European Passivhaus Designer in order to extend Design Insight's services and offer clients the opportunity to invest in comfortable and sustainable buildings with low energy consumption supported by a worldwide recognised design standard with a 20 year+ proven track record.

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