This architect-designed house with its unique layout had no insulation in the cavity walls and roof, which made it draughty and cold. Not enough natural light was penetrating into the hallway, kitchen and living room due to the shape of the house and the room layout.
The renovation works consisted of pumping the insulation in the cavity walls and insulating the roof. To insulate the roof without affecting the house internally we removed the old roof slates and insulated from above. We re-slated the roof and replaced the fascia and soffits. The flat roofs at the balconies were stripped too, insulated and reinstated. The old windows and doors were replaced by new energy-efficient windows and doors, and a new wood burning stove was installed in the living room. The boiler was replaced, and the heating system upgraded.
Two bathrooms were fitted out according to client’s taste. New timber flooring was laid on the ground floor, and the carpets were replaced on the first floor. The house was fully repainted externally and internally. New modern light fixtures were added to provide extra light in the hallway, living room and the kitchen.
The End Result
While the house retains its unique charm and style, it is now modernised and energy-efficient. The entire building envelope is well insulated and the house is warm and comfortable all year round.