Posted on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am

My clients’ wished to stay living in their existing location near Narberth, rather than move and during the almost complete reconstruction of thier home, lived in an existing annexe within the grounds.  The original large dormer bungalow was one of the last houses to be built in solid stone.  The walls were raised to a full two storey and then 200 mm of external insulation were installed and all rendered as the original house.  A Masonite “I” beam roof structure was added with a large open storage loft.  The heating system is a  carbon neutral, wood pellet boiler system running from a lean-to bulk store and garden store room, all new timber clad.

A full recycling rainwater system was also installed with an underground tank to provide water for all wcs and washing machine.  In the future full filtration could be added to provide for a fully potable supply.  Solar hot water heating is also included to suppliment the pellet fuel boiler, but the main feature of the construction is the near PassivHouse standard reconstruction.