Replacement of light industrial unit in Lewes
Project: New build house and garden to replace a dilapidated light industrial unit, located in the conservation area
Project Profile: Priory Barn
Construction Value: £315k + 15k Landscaping
Special care was taken during the demolition of the previous 140m2 single storey structure to ensure the existing boundary walls were retained.
In place of the light industrial unit now sits a new 150m2 two-storey dwelling containing three bedrooms which provides a substantial living space for the clients. The dwelling is entered at ground floor level on to a generous entrance hall with a feature wrap over eaves roof light. The ‘L shaped” kitchen/living/dining area is accessed by way of a glazed door coming off the entrance hall as is a ground for w.c. and utilities room. Bi-fold glazed doors wrap around the south west corner of the ground floor opening up the kitchen living space to the garden.
The exterior of the building combines two different finishes, the gable ends are cavity wall construction and finished with a mix of bricks blended to providing a rustic yet contemporary finish. Whereas the south and north elevations have been clad in cedar boards. The roof has been finished in slate to reflect the surrounding buildings. A 3kw array of PV has been inset into the roof surface for domestic power generation.
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) and Photovoltaic technologies along with a highly insulated building fabric and under floor heating were chosen to help lower the energy bills and create a very energy efficient dwelling.
To find out more details on the project please visit the project profile here.