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ROSE HOUSE, TAUNTON

This early 1970s house is a full modernisation and refit. It is insulated to well above the minimum standards, it has modern double glazing, a new heating system, low wattage lighting and is completly networked.

The secondary heatsource in the lounge is a Bio- Ethanol stove. Materials from the demolision work were dressed and reused in the new work. A second phase of fitting PV cells and Solar Thermal was completed in 2011.

 

BEFORE

BEFORE

FRONT AFTER

REAR AFTER

With regular maintenance a building will only last for around 50 years without being updated. electrics, heating and nowadays insulation have to be uprated.

This is the time to modernize the interior.

 

The secondary heat source in the lounge is a Bio- Ethanol stove. Materials from the demolition work were dressed and reused in the new work. A second phase of fitting PV cells and Solar Thermal was completed in 2011.

 

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Top L - Lounge and Bio Ethanol Fire.

Top R - Folding sliding doors bring the outside in.

Bottom L - Changing the doors makes a big difference.

Below - Internal balcony and door brings in plenty of light.

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Architect's Journal Retrofit Awards 2012

Lodge Close was a finalist in this National Award Competition.

Although we didn't win, being finalists is a great honour.