Our clients had recently purchased this house knowing that it required a complete renovation. The house was in its original condition – the perfect building for a RENOVA Deep Retrofit renovation. After an initial consultation at our showroom, we arranged a site survey and presented our Budget Estimate (Proposal) within one week. The clients were clear on what they wanted, so we quickly settled on a scope of works and signed contracts. Our clients in this case were keen to get on site without delay.
The retrofit works on this house were comprehensive and included an air to water heat pump with underfloor heating. The insulation is a combination of internal dry-lining to the walls, high density insulation under the ground floor and a combination of insulations to the roof including spray foam and insulated composite plasterboard slabs. Air tightness measures include membranes and air tight tapes. Windows are triple glazed generally, but double glazed on south facing elevations to maximise solar gain. The house is fully rewired and low energy LED lights have been installed. Ventilation is an Aereco demand controlled ventilation system. Our client made a conscious decision not to install solar panels, although the house is enabled for installation of solar panels in the future. Neither did they invest in heat recovery ventilation. Nevertheless, the final energy rating is B2.
The clients on this job have great taste, which can be seen in the finished house. Flooring is a wide oak board, there are areas of painted wall panelling and a significant amount of bespoke built in joinery – all of which give the house a comfortable and well organised feeling. The lighting is extensive with plenty of feature and mood lighting. The paint colours selected by the client give the house a contemporary feel.
The End Result
We think this is the best looking RENOVA renovation yet, and the perfect family home. This house is handsome and it works perfectly for our client. It’s also very energy efficient and extremely comfortable. From the time we first met our clients to handover was 32 weeks which covered project planning, design and construction. Everyone got on very well, the budget was kept under control at all times, and there were no dramas. A very successful project.