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  • 2016-06-25-14-22-18-cut

    Sustainable construction – Residential Refurbishment

    Project managers from inception to completion including full design drawings and specifications.

    Sustainable measures

    The key aspect of this refurbishment was the introduction of sustainable construction.  The principal aspects were as follows:

    • Sun tubes/ daylight tubes providing light to the hall, landing and stairs and the ground floor kitchen.  Careful space planning resulted in natural daylight to flood an existing dark kitchen area.  The use of artificial lighting has been dramatically reduced assisting with reducing utility bills.
    • Solar tubes roof mounted and connected to the hot water system providing the majority of the property’s hot water supply,
    • Gas fire 90% efficient combination boiler and heating system installed,
    • Underfloor heating to the ground floor slab installed over a suspended ground bearing slab using the IGLOO system promoting cross ventilation beneath the slab,
    • Solar shading to fenestration applied,
    • Dedicated low energy LED light fittings installed throughout,
    • External insulation system of 100mm thick applied to the existing fabric, 300mm of styrene based insulation to the loft and new 150mm thick ground floor screed with integral insulation installed.

    The client has since informed us that the heating system is used typically from December onwards.

    Architectural | Project Management | Residential