Redcross Deep Retrofit Project

RETROFIT WORKS:Insulated ground floor, Insulate exterior walls, Roof insulation, Windows and doors, Airtightness, Damp-proofing, Aereco ventilation, Heat pump, Underfloor heating, Plumbing.
FITTINGS & FINISHES:Layout changes, Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Stove, Wardrobes, Built-in storage, Timber floors, Floor tiling, Internal doors, Skirtings & architraves, Roof windows, Re-roofing, Eaves, Painting internally and externally.
STAGES 1 – 5:18 weeks

The project involved the conversion of an old damp cottage into a dry cosy liveable space with underfloor central heating using a heat exchanger, without spoiling the homely feeling of the original building.

We were introduced to John Martin by a mutual friend.  John, Sian, Barbara, and Paul took us through the options, made helpful suggestions and listened carefully to our requirements.

The work took a little longer than expected because of the Covid lockdown. We are very happy with the finished result.

The Renova team was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and helpful in pointing us towards different solutions to our needs. They were always pleasant to deal with.

Project Details

This charming cottage had served our clients well as their summer home for many years. However, they decided to make it their full time home so they needed to modernise it. RENOVA was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work on this house. Our primary objectives were to keep the dampness out and to raise comfort levels for year round living. To do this we needed to strip the cottage right back to bare stone walls including removal of the floor. We installed a modern floor, and we used a breathable and insulated render to insulate the exterior walls internally. The roof was insulated too. We replaced the windows and used airtightness measures to eliminate unwanted draughts. We installed an Aereco ventilation system to ensure sufficient ventilation. Underfloor heating and an air-to-water heat pump were installed and the house was rewired. The layout of the house was redesigned, and to finish the house received a complete cosmetic fit out and was handed over in walk in condition.