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Kentish Town

EnerPHit Refurb of 6 Bedroom Semi-detached House
Design
OEB Architects
Contract Value
Circa £800k
Project Description

We have completed a total internal refurbishment to EnerPHit standard of this Semi-detached four bedroom Victorian house. The interior was completely stripped out leaving only the masonry exterior. A new load-bearding timber internal structure was constructed allowing the layout to be configured precisely to the client’s needs. The masonry envelope was then insulated with ICynene spray foam. This completely isolates the internal structure from the thermal envelope preventing thermal bridging from the heated interior to the outside. Moisture sensors have been installed between the brick and the insulation. Bow Tie Construction proposed this solution and we collaborated closely with the architects as part of the design process to develop an EnerPHit solution for masonry buildings that does not affect the external appearance and is cost-effective.

To the rear a new three storey extension was constructed to house a study, bathroom and garden access. The dual aspect study features exposed timber beams and built-in storage. The house features solar panels on the roof and a Tesla Powerwall battery. The lighting is all 24 volt LED. Its consumption is so low that the client’s battery charge has not dropped below 40% all winter. Although connected to the grid the client does not draw any electricity from it, quite an achievement for an urban building of this size.

The project has been shortlisted for Don’t Move, Improve! 2020 titled ‘Lawford Road’

“We’re expecting a dramatic reduction in costs. We now know how much energy we’ve used (in March) and we rarely have the heating on compared to this time last year in our old house.”

– Toni M

“Rafael demonstrated a great knowledge in respect of building work and was able to draw plans and give advice regarding interior design.”

– Carole R

“We found Rafael polite and enthusiastic, and very quick to grasp what we wanted from the build – he has great communication skills.”

– Donald & Tania S

“We had a lot of people stay over Christmas, some quite elderly, who were concerned about being in a big old house in Winter and being cold and we received a lot of complements on the comfort and easy warmth. There is no higher accolade than complements on your house from your mother-in-law!”

– Toni M

“Rafael is very familiar with the latest building technologies and is always on hand to offer suggestions and advice on the practicalities of achieving the desired end product.”

– Brian A

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