Our Vision

A respect for the built heritage and a passion for design excellence is at the heart of everything we do. Edel epitomises the melding of architecture and interiors, both legacy and contemporary: in a way that is authentic and perfectly balanced. We aim to create exceptional homes fully integrating this rich architectural heritage and ambitious design, together with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship

edel (adj. German): elegant, fine, precious, noble


Edel are design led fine builders and we have been meticulously renovating period homes from our base in Edinburgh since 1997.

Founded originally as developers Edel evolved from Tremmel Restoration and we now create distinguished homes principally for private clients. Continuing with the company's founding vision Edel is committed to its design led approach. As always our in-house architecture and design team work in constant collaboration with our site teams to deliver all our bespoke commissions.

Our reputation for excellence has been gained through our attention to detail and outstanding quality, the hallmark of each individual home we create.

Craftsmanship & Design

Our talented team, experienced in traditional trades and construction, are dedicated to breathing new life into fine period homes across central Scotland. We are supported in this by a group of trusted tradespeople who bring specialist skills in restoration and finishing to enhance every element of a property.

Our site construction team is led by experienced joiners and we carry a full complement of other trades including a painting and decoration team. We take a pride in the authenticity of our work and endeavour to inspire confidence in our clientele: custodians of these distinctive homes.


Edel has a skilful team with over 25 years' professional experience. We are equipped with diverse skill sets and work collaboratively to ensure we deliver consistently great results

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Andrew McColl


Andrew is the director responsible for construction management and project delivery. A chartered Quantity Surveyor Andrew has considerable experience in the preparation of project budgets, building contracts and procurement. Working with some of Edinburgh’s finest period buildings Andrew has amassed over thirty years’ experience and has extensive knowledge of the city’s built heritage. An enthusiastic proponent of providing the best client experience Andrew wants each and every project to be enjoyable. The Edel journey from day one on site to moving in to a transformed home should be exciting and inspiring.

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Katherine Strachan Davis

BArch(Hons), Dip. Arch, RIBA, RIAS

Katherine is design director responsible for architecture and design specification. A chartered architect since 1998 with wide ranging design experience she specialises in period building refurbishment and restoration. She firmly believes that working closely with clients to centre their aspirations is vital in creating a detailed brief and ultimately realising a successful project. Inspired by fine art and design Katherine possesses design flair and a passion for integrating period architecture with decorative interiors.

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Kym McCoag
Office Manager

A first point of contact for Edel, Kym has previous experience working with a large residential property factoring company. An energetic and key team member she is responsible for admin and accounts support, HR and our training requirements.

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John Duffy
Site Manager

A highly skilled joiner to trade John is responsible for on-site coordination and programming of project delivery. Overseeing our team of skilled tradesmen he takes care of quality control and ensures projects are carried out to an exacting standard of finish.