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.
After 5 years of living here we are moving to the country and it breaks my heart to leave the beautiful house that you created for us. I wanted to say thanks again for the beautiful work that you did on our building - it’s been amazing to live in and you guys did a first class job. Would always recommend you if someone asked for an excellent contractor.
— Nick H
“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
“We’re expecting a dramatic reduction in costs. We now know how much energy we’ve used (in March) and we rarely have the heating on compared to this time last year in our old house.”
— Toni M
Your guys did a very good job on the [window] installation, nice and precise and the assemblies fitted perfectly....Very good silicon application too, with a nice 5mm joint. So please do thank them on behalf of Cristina and myself. We are very pleased.
— Stephen M
"We’re really lucky to have them Bow Tie Construction working on our project. Thanks for all your fantastic work so far."
— Nick H