29 Feb '16, 3pm

AECB Wales Group have just visited a nearly complete retrofitted house and extension

AECB Wales Group have just visited a nearly complete retrofitted house and extension

The starting point of the design brief was to convert, retrofit and extend the gatehouse to provide a comfortable and convenient home for Anne and her ageing mother. The solution reached was to add a generous and sympathetic two-storey extension, providing a 165% increase in floor area. The new extension is timber-framed, with a rendered block-work external skin, a slated roof and good levels of insulation with Warmcell and Kingspan. The walls and roof of the original house have also been retrofitted with internal insulated dry linings. The new and existing floor slabs in both areas have also been well insulated. New, high quality double-glazed windows and doors have been fitted into the whole building. There are unexpectedly good and interesting views in most directions, including the distant Hay Bluff and Brecon Beacons. The lean-to Boiler Room on the back of the extensi...

Full article: http://www.aecb.net/aecb-wales-group-visit-retrofitted-ho...

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