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1960s House

Near Passivhaus Office Extension


This 1960 family home was first remodelled by ArchitectureLIVE 8 years ago and has since been very popular with our viewers.  Our design transformed an original 1960 property into a contemporary family home with a partially double height open-plan kitchen & dining area, a gallery study and a new master bedroom suite. 

The final phase of our design is a near Passivhaus single storey annex. The superstructure has been constructed with Kingspan Tek SIPs - Structural Insulated Panels - an off-site manufactured system which was chosen for its high thermal performance and air tightness and integral structural capabilities accommodating open plan spans and vaulted ceilings. 

Externally, the design falls inline with the remodelled character of the house with dark Cedar cladding, aluminium glazing and a pitched green roof, overlooked by the existing master bedroom suite. Internally, materials have been chosen for their natural characteristics and sustainably sourced. Oak veneer paneling in place of plasterboard and marmoleum flooring, a linseed based product currently 43% recycled, provide a warm and calming interior.

To see a short tour of the interior of this extension, click here.


architect          ArchitectureLIVE
SIPs                  Bentley SIPs
engineer          Farshad Sisan
contractor       Birchland Homes & Construction 

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