Thir13en & Mayfair took on Eastcote Avenue as an experimental project - it is a typical small brick built house from the 1950's with no insulation to speak of and we wanted to see what could be done with something like this to modernise it whilst also introducing sustainable elements. It is now a lovely warm home that defeats fuel poverty, it has been fully refurbished (inc ground floor extension) to maximise energy efficiencies while providing an efficient low-carbon solution. From a mechanical standpoint we believe it could be showcased as to what could be achieved when refurbing homes throughout the country.
Eastcote Avenue is a property where the words ‘extensive refurbishment’ doesn't quite cover it.. The only originals left are the foundations, four walls and intermediate floor that has also been strengthened and improved with the additions of insulation and new plaster boarding.
Fitted with new technologies for a more sustainable home including a heat recovery system and a thermodynamic panel that will produce hot water 365 days a year. The electrical and plumbing systems have all been installed from new - every cable and pipe run has been updated including the addition of smart meters and consumer units.
The ground floor has been extended and opened up from the front to the back with oak kitchen tops and oak flooring leading to a three meter wide French Door unit. The skylight allows natural light to flood in and give you a view of the crisp, clean and maintenance free garden complimented with a garden office / room.
The bathroom suite features an L-shape bath with brushed steel shower tower and waterfall taps with digital radiator. The master bedroom features a two meter wide window for plenty of natural light with a spacious built in double wardrobe plus shelf space.
The existing roof has been recovered with all new sheathing and liners with a tough and durable GRP resin matching both the extension and porch. The fashionable driveway is finished with a durable and UV resistant dual colour grain and resin finish with space for two cars.