Low Energy Barn Conversion
We were approached by Gresford architects to undertake a sympathetic renovation of a Historic England listed building.
We were initially tasked with a total interior refurbishment including kitchens & bathrooms. During initial discussions with the client and architect we proposed tried and tested energy saving measures that could be implemented during the refurbishment process. These would enhance the year-round comfort of the building. Icynene spray foam insulation was injected into the roof area and into timber frame wall sections. The entire floor of the house was excavated and rebuilt with PIR which was then liquid screeded.
Bow Tie Construction assisted with the re-design of structural steel layouts in the kitchen area to achieve maximum head height and to allow tall windows and doors. We designed and installed the bespoke steel staircase using reclaimed scaffolding boards as steps. The staircase uses extremely slim laser cut profiles.
All new windows were fitted including including new rooflights and Critall products. The large 3m x 2.4m kitchen feature window slides into the existing wall and creates a seamless connection between the kitchen diner and patio terrace.
Bow Tie joiners built the bespoke panelling with an invisible door that was installed in the snug. We also repaired existing feature beams and added new beams.
We undertook a full re-wire and re-plumbing of entire house including adding a water booster, high performance cylinder and two boilers. We fitted an MVHR system for half the house where the main bedrooms and bathrooms are.
Hi all, just wanted to say, we are really impressed with your team in Bounds Green, they are doing such a brilliant job, and are a credit to your company. We’re really lucky to have them working on our project. Thanks for all your fantastic work so far too.
— Nick H
"Rafael Delimata project managed an extension and new kitchen to our Victorian house in 2010. (...) We found him polite and enthusiastic, and very quick to grasp what we wanted from the build - he has great communication skills. He was involved from the beginning and contributed useful ideas and suggestions throughout the project. He is particularly knowledgeable about green issues and we now have a kitchen/breakfast room which is easy and cheap to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. Our previous experiences with builders have not been good - we are demanding clients with backgrounds in interior design, so we are probably not the easiest of customers, but we would have no hesitation in working with Rafael Delimata again and would recommend him to others."
— Donald & Tania S
“It quickly became clear that Bow Tie want to do a good job, they want their work to be to a high standard, no problem is too small to discuss and identify solutions, they really want to get it right.”
— Francis M
“Bow Tie Construction were very professional, they did things to a very high standard and paid a lot of attention to detail. When small issues were flagged here or there they were always keen to investigate and fix them.”
— Francis M
“The house definitely meets expectations and exceeds them in some areas, the heat comfort is very big, the noise is much less than it was, overall very happy with it.”
— Francis M