Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Re-roofing works are almost complete on the grade II 16th Century former farmhouse, replacing the corrugated asbestos sheet roofing with natural slate.
The refurbishment will address the usual aspects associated with modernisation of older properties and the extensions are to comprise single storey mono-pitched additions, creating a new hallway; w.c.; utility room and family room. A new opening is to be created in the flank cob wall to provide ease of access to the family room and aid circulation to the ground floor layout.
A government report into building green homes has revealed that the cost of meeting sustainability codes has fallen in the past three years.
Produced by the communities and local government department, the research shows that average extra costs for homes built to code level 3 have fallen by three-quarters from £4,458 in 2008 to £1,128 last year.
Sustainable homes code were introduced back in 2007 and made it mandatory that all new housing meet code level 3 from the following May. All new homes are expected to be zero carbon from 2016.
The boss of the UK Green Building Council, Paul King, hailed the performance of the building industry in slashing the costs of going green.
“The industry has responded in a remarkable way,” he added. “Both house builders in terms of the design of new homes and the construction products industry in terms of the technology required.”
by David Rogers
Sunday, 28 August 2011
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Saturday, 27 August 2011
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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Saturday, 20 August 2011
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Monday, 15 August 2011
Another week has seen a good deal of progress at the Manor House, the builders, Procon Building Contractors, are doing a brilliant job and this week the ceiling to the Kitchen, previously 2352mm to the underside of exposed joists has now been removed to reveal the new re-structured roof that now provides a semi-vaulted ceiling line.