14 Green Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Alterations to an existing mid-terrace two storey Edwardian red-brick dwelling, consisting of a new two storey rear extension, providing a kitchen and living space opening onto the enclosed private rear garden, and incorporating glazed rooflights to provide direct sunlight into the extension. At first floor level, the existing main terrace roof structure was removed and the ceiling lowered by 200mm to create sufficient space for a new attic bedroom and permanent stair access – the replacement of all internal doors with fire rated self closing units was included in the specification. A flat roofed zinc-clad dormer window is located on the rear main terrace roof, and on the front elevation, solar collectors mounted on the south-facing roof provide water heating in the summer months.
The rear ground floor extension faces north towards the rear garden, and an underfloor heating circuit provides continuous low temperature room heating to the kitchen/living space, while in the original ground floor of the main terrace, the existing suspended timber floor was insulated between the floor joists using PIR insulation board, with an air-tight membrane overlaid, and an OSB floor deck installed, providing a base layer for a new exposed t&g timber floor finish, stained to replicate the original pine finish. The property was fitted with replacement double glazed sliding sash window units fitted with draught seals, and the external main terrace walls to front and back were fitted with insulated dry-lining board. Natural ventilation was achieved through wall ventilators, trickle ventilation in the extension bedroom windows, and the existing open flues were maintained in each main terrace room.
Alterations & Rear Extension