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  • Writer's pictureTim Carter

The balance of an EnerPHit retrofit and visual transformation

With over 80% of the buildings expected to exist in 2050 already built, it's incredibly important to improve the energy efficiency and internal air quality of those properties with poor energy performance. Breathing new life into these buildings rather than simply replacing them has to form part of our strategy for a more sustainable future.

To this 1980s bungalow in West Berkshire, we have designed a full retrofit , transforming the external appearance to create an exciting contemporary appearance. Internally, we’ve adapting the internal spaces to suit the client’s needs and create a healthy and low energy home.

Just submitted for planning, the structure will be externally insulated and made airtight, all to EnerPHit standards. The design has analysed the quantity and position of new triple glazed windows to create a balance between capturing solar gain, preventing overheating while and making the most of the west aspect of the lovely garden and significantly improving the aesthetic appearance of the house.

Balancing the requirements of the EnerPHit standard, with an aesthetically pleasing visual transformation is a challenge, but one which we relish. If you're considering a retrofit project and want to talk it through, then please get in touch - we'd be delighted to talk.

The visual transformation of this 1980s building also incorporates an EnerPHit standard retrofit, which will significantly reduce the energy consumption and provide a comfortable, healthy internal environment.


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