House Extension at Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork.

Semi detached house extension.

Brief : Extension of a  1990 semidetached house, new kitchen /dining/family room open plan, 5 bedrooms, bathroom and en-suite.

Energy efficient Feature to bring the house Rating from D1 to B1 :

-High level of insulation to match new part L  building regulation

– Solar air vacuumed tube  and new cylinder for hot water

– heating with zoned control

– High condensing Gas Boiler

– Large glazed section on the south elevation, A rated double glazed windows and doors.

– Demand-controlled mechanical extract ventilation with humidity and presence automatic sensors. ( Aereco )

Sustainable approach was made for the building process and running :

– Water harvesting system ( 3750 liters ) with U.V filter to extend use of rainwater to the shower and bath.

– Reusing existing roof tile of on site from demolition (existing garage)

– Using Cellulose Fibre Insulation made from recycled newspaper locally.

– LED lighting

– Airtight stove

– A rated appliances

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See site progress click here : http://www.ldarchitects.ie/maryborough-hill-cork-house-extension-site-progress/