Sustainable Renovation in East Drive, Brighton
Every room in this Edwardian house in the Queen's Park Conservation Area of Brighton & Hove, Sussex has been sensitively reworked to provide a home suitable for the 21st century while maintaining the architectural detail and period feel.
A rear extension provides a large kitchen diner with two walls of folding doors onto the garden. The top two floors have been altered in such as way that the visitor is unaware of the changes to the layout, but the changes have dramatically improved the internal spaces, such as the addition of two rear dormers to the top bedrooms.
Sustainability was at the heart of this renovation and measures include high levels of insulation, airtightness detailing, green sedum roof, solar hot water, refurbished sash windows with super thin double glazing and passive solar design. Any risk of overheating is avoided by a timber brise soleil (sun shade), internal blinds within the glazing and high thermal mass along with night time ventilation.
The project was a great success at the Brighton and Hove Eco Open House Event.