So – it has been a busy start to the new year already, along with some amazing work we are doing with the Green Building Partnership and other project partners in Brighton we have also begun a new full house eco-renovation project.
Based in central Brighton this is a detached house built in the 1940s/50s with a classic layout, tiled frontage, bay windows etc.. and our clients would like to bring the building into the 21st century with a full eco-renovation.
After initially completing a comprehensive Energy Assessment and some sketch ideas we have been commissioned to design and project manage the installation of (take a deep breath!) underfloor heating, upgraded insulation wherever possible (including the floor, external walls) improved airtightness, a solar thermal water heating system, solar PV, new high efficiency windows, a completely new bathroom and kitchen (naturally) and a new ensuite. Finally to install a woodburning stove to make the house as carbon neutral as possible and the reduce the clients energy consumption as far as they can.
In addition – we have also designed a conversion of the garage with an extension but more of that later as we are waiting on planning permission at this time…
So – all in all a great Bright Green Homes speciality to begin 2013!
Of course the first thing on any project is the planning stage… we had a bit of a lead in on this project, but it is never enough and many of the issues you may face on site cannot be fully understood until you begin to remove the surface finishes. So after getting as far as we could we waited for Xmas and NY to pass and began onsite Jan 7th.