Bettystown Extension Feasibility Study
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.