Sensitive Low-energy Refurbishment of Conservation Area Shopfront and Home Behind With Two Storey Extension and Loft Conversion
We were brought to this project by Jeremy Walker of Heath-Walker associates. His client had bought a very run-down house with a shop front within a conservation area. The shops in Myddleton Road featured in the first episode of the 1999 Channel 4 sitcom Spaced.
The property had a very rotten roof in poor condition with rotten joists. We installed a new roof structure and floor joists using Easi-joists. We installed new floors throughout the building and fitted new bathrooms. The attic was converted into a loft studio.
The entire heating and plumbing system was overhauled. Underfloor heating was installed on the whole ground floor and radiators on the upper floors. An MVHR system was installed providing constant fresh warm air to every room. The heating, lighting and MVHR systems are controlled by a Loxone smart home system. New triple glazed windows were installed throughout.
To the rear we constructed a two storey timber frame extension insulated with Icynene. It includes a very large new kitchen with huge sliding doors to the garden. The 2nd floor of the extension comprises a bedroom and bathroom
The shop front was deep refurbished with strict planning conditions on retaining the original look. The Loxone system is used for smart metering to split utility bills between the house and the shop.
The building now has near passive levels of insulation, airtightness and heat demand. This is a typical project for Bow Tie Construction – taking an existing low-performance building and restoring and refurbishing it the highest standards of comfort and energy performance.
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