The scope of this project included a new low energy extension onto a protected structure. All materials for this project were selected based on their ecological and sustainable credentials. Much of the existing structure was in a poor state of repair.
The existing floors were strengthened and much of the existing plaster was saved. The windows were refurbished and new limecrete floors were laid in the basement area. The extension was built using Poroton clay blocks, the roof was insulated with Woodfibre and 100% Sheeps wool insulation. An air to water heat pump is the heat source for the underfloor heating.
All waste from this project was segregated and a 90% recycling rate was achieved.
Architect: O Neill Architecture, Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
PSCS: Mid West Lime Ltd