34 Belle Vue Gardens
Brighton, BN2 0AA
Brendan had plans to renovate his terraced Victorian house, adding a new ensuite bedroom in the roof and opening up the kitchen to receive more light: his visit to Eco Open Houses 2013 inspired him to go further. Brendan wanted to sympathetically preserve the character of his house, whilst making it a far more energy efficient and well designed space to live in.
Rather than replace the existing period windows, Brendan decided to refurbish the sashes and seals, installing new 'Slimlite' double glazing units. This has enabled the existing appearance to remain largely unaltered, whilst improving thermal efficiency and comfort.
In the interests of sustainability, natural materials and finishes have been used as far as possible, using s