Bettystown Renovation Feasibility Study
Existing detached two storey house & detached garage built in 1970’s, subsequently had been converted and extended, resulting in a poor internal layout with circulation cross flow, inner rooms , lack of daylight , lack of relationship to site & context.
Client brief was for deep energy retrofit, with complete renovation to make better use of existing space with a more functional layout, and new external appearance and elimination of existing north facing flat roof.
Ian Black Architect was commissioned to undertake a Feasibility Study illustrated in the gallery.
We decided to invert the house to optimise views of sea / and adjacent golf course.
The ground floor had new front porch extension & courtesy WC added and was remodelled to contain new central hallway & stairwell, three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a TV room, and plant room / hot press.
The garage was divided to provide space for laundry / boot room & shower room.
First floor was remodelled & extended over the existing flat roofed section to contain, Master en suite & dressing room, open plan kitchen, dining, family area & living space all with views over the adjacent golf course. A new balcony with glass balustrade provides access to garden level via a spiral stair with ‘driftwood ‘cladding.
High quality natural materials are proposed, stone, cedar timber cladding, TG aluclad windows.
PV panels are located on the south facing Garage 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.