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Eco-renovation project, new extensions and a retro-fit insulation upgrade to a Harrogate home

Eco-renovation project, new extensions and a retro-fit insulation upgrade to a Harrogate homeStart date June 2013

1. Customers requirements / Job description

Property Description: A brick built detached house in Harrogate, circa 1960s.

Project type: A retro-fit insulation project combined with three new build extensions.

The owner of this detached Harrogate home wanted to transform the appearance of the property and combine internal repairs with an essential insulation upgrade. He wanted to improve levels of thermal Insulation in both the new build and existing home as the property was cold and hard to keep warm... and fuel bills were rising.

In order to achieve the high levels of insulation required to the walls and roof space, a detailed home survey was carried out - and a specification and schedule of work was provided by THIAS.

Architectural plans were prepared for the new build work.

2. Work undertaken

The main house roof was stripped and re-tiled using a high quality breathable membrane. Sections of the roof were insulated while the roof was exposed. The roof was also ventilated correctly to prevent condensation. New Velux roof windows were installed in the new rear extension to allow natural light into the living space.

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Where space was limited in certain rooms, the outer walls were lined with a high performance thermal lining system. New insulation was fixed beneath the floor boards, possible as the floor boards were being removed to allow essential repairs to floor joists and to improve the sub-floor ventilation. This work was required due to a lack of air-bricks, and the resulting condensation.

External renovation work included converting flat roofs to pitched roofs with added insulation, as well as specialist external rendering work.

Internal work included bespoke joinery, heating and electrical work.

All old windows were replaced with Energy saving `A ` rated PVCU windows and bespoke energy saving doors.

3. Conclusion

Project completed in September 2013

The work was managed by Andrew Spence, a project manager with over 25 year's experience.

Following completion of the new build extensions and the renovation project to this Harrogate home, the homeowner now has a very well insulated home and can expect lower fuel bills in the future, the home has an improved internal layout and external improvements have enhanced the appearance of the property.

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