Much thought has gone into the renovation of this Victorian terraced house, a small extension has made all the difference but this was only part of the work involved.
An important part of the project was to fully insulate the house and make it much more energy efficient. The house is now fully insulated, mostly internally insulated as this house is in a conservation area and thus the brick aesthetics were important to retain. A new extremely efficient boiler has been installed and retractable external blinds keep the house warm at night whilst shading the south facing elevation in the summer days.
Also important was the need to rebalance the house, previously there was alot of living space which was not particularly well used whilst another bedroom was really needed. By moving the bathroom upstairs, creating a study area in the loft and then converting the upper reception rooms into bedrooms we have rebalanced the house and improved the quality of the living spaces without the need of a large extension.
- Insulating all of the rooms internally creating a fully insulated Victorian house
- Insulating the roof
- New very efficient boiler
- Wiring to plug in PVs at a later date
- Excavate to insulate the floor slab and install UFH
- External window blinds to stop solar gain in the summer and provide a second insulating skin at night time.
- Increased natural daylight by inserting rooflights
- For the extension: Bricks and a lime mortar with internal timber frame and lining chosen for breathability and good ‘whole-life carbon’
- Careful use of materials elsewhere: timber, recycled kitchen worktop.