Featured on the popular channel 4 program Grand Designs, Stuart & Rosie Treasurer decided to completely re-develop their 1960's dormer bungalow home to almost twice its size, creating the ultimate open plan living space and 5 large bedrooms. The aim of the build was to create the perfect family home and bring the building into the 21st century. As well as renovating the look of the property the functionality was of great importance, creating a home that works now and for many years to come.
After removing the roof of the original bungalow, Bromilow Architects designed a new layout for downstairs adding a brand new floating timber box to be planted on top of the existing ground floor building, creating 5 new bedrooms and a spacious upstairs landing.
Part way through the build Stuart and Rosie decided to improve the overall efficiency of the home by adding insulation to the external walls, updating the existing ground floor with an insulated slab and upgrading the windows and doors. As with any energy efficient home, the windows and doors are a big factor. We worked with Stuart and Rosie on the window and door design for the development and decided on Rationel Alu-clad timber windows, as the timber frames and glazing technology offered by Rationel give extremely good u-values, preventing heat loss and making the most of solar gain. The aluminium external cladding on the windows and doors has been powder coated in anthracite grey, which offers a striking contrast to the timber cladding. Internally the timber frames give a soft natural look to the windows tying in well with the other internal finishes including painted brick and timber cladding.