Existing 1970’s single storey   detached bungalow. Clients brief was to  retain as much of original house as possible , but upgrade  to be more energy efficient , provide a  new contemporary  external appearance with low maintenance finishes and materials  , make use of solar gain  & orientation , provide a better relationship to rear garden in terms of access without  many steps , and provision of large open plan living spaces.

Ian Black architect was commissioned to undertake a Feasibility study and the results are illustrated in the gallery.

Design proposal  was based on  retention of all existing bedrooms & bathrooms , located to the north end of the existing house, demolition of the  south end of the existing house  ( indicated in red ), to be replaced  with east west  oriented  two storey extension containing all  open plan living spaces  with  double height volume to kitchen with access to external courtyard , covered external  deck  and garden. In addition, existing attic space converted to En suite master bedroom and dressing room.

A simple palette of high-quality natural materials which are suitable for harsh seaside environment are proposed – Grey Zinc cladding & roofing, white self-finished render on external insulation system to existing house, triple glazed aluclad windows & sliding doors.

PV panels are located on the south facing roof .Space & water heating is  provided by  air to water heat pump , indoor air quality is  maintained using mechanical ventilation with heat recovery ( MVHR ) ,combined with high  level of airtightness  & thermal insulation  the energy efficiency  of the house is elevated to comply with nZeb  standard  & current Building Regulations.