“Our project was to convert and significantly renovate a run down 1930's property on the South Coast. Ian and his team at Arco2 had the skill-set, foresight, flair and imagination to come up with a truly stunning design which ticked all the boxes and were on hand to help along the way. We are delighted with our new home which maximises the sea views and has an efficient footprint on the environment, with effective insulation and making use of the existing materials where we could.“
The original property was set in a very commanding and overbearing position alongside the road with a tall retaining wall and garage. The property was 2 storeys with a further floor within the roof space added at a later date when the roof height was lifted and dwarf walls constructed. Our contemporary design concept has improved the property both sustainably and visually. The building is one of the first you see when entering the village so to receive such positive responses from both locals and passers-by we could not be more happy about how successful our alterations have been for the property and our client.
The existing building was a mixture of un-insulated/poorly insulated construction. The new building has been transformed into a much more energy efficient property, as well as being lighter & brighter meaning less lights are used, comfort levels have been vastly improved by minimising air leakage and drafts.
New Walls : 0.23 W/m2K
New Sedum Roof : 0.17 W/m2K
New Windows : 1.29 W/m2K
Our new design aims to reduce the apparent height, to break up the elements using rendor, slate hanging and timber cladding and re-organise the interior to improve the buildings proportions which had been destroyed with too much verticality leading to overheating in the summer.
Creation of Solar Shading
Incorporation of Balconies
A New Green Roof
Far Reaching Sea Views
Another important part of this renovation project was being able to provide better sea views to the client with inside outside spaces. Through carefully considered design; from the bedroom window you can look over the green roof with the sea beyond. Creating not only a far more beautiful view than before but also benefitting biodiversity and ecology.