Barn Conversion, Manor Farm House, Glanvilles WoottonCountry House Exterior, Dorset
Geoff Cole - PWCR
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Use contemporary materialsThe new extension to this house fits in well, even though the roof tiles don’t match. Instead, a much more efficient roofing system has been used. Rather than traditional roof tiles, it’s possible to use more airtight roofing insulation, which in turns keeps more heat in. Tiled roofs are ventilated, which removes lots of heat instead of trapping it inside the house.When it comes to the walls, instead of bricks, use blocks, which have small air bubbles inside for improved insulation. If you can, add the insulation to the outside and add render onto it (although this may not work in conservation areas).Add lots of insulation, both below the floor and under the roof, to act as a warm coat for your house. If your house is from the 1930s or later, you most likely have external walls with an air-filled cavity (which is still better than no cavity). You can fill this space with insulating foam by injecting into it through regularly spaced holes from the inside or outside. This is typically known as cavity wall insulation.