New detached dormer bungalow
Erection date: September 2011
Construction was completed in September 2011 of a new detached three bedroom dormer bungalow within a greenbelt area of Higher Poynton, Cheshire.
The timber framed building utilised a number of glulaminated beams in its structure with two separate hipped roofs to the front elevation and three dormers to the rear elevation. The timber frame was clad in imperial sized brickwork and tiled using a brown brindle concrete tile in keeping with surrounding buildings which are located within a dedicated area of Cheshire greenbelt.
The building was constructed to above building regulations Part M standards with additional consideration being made to disability access into and within the ground floor of the dwelling specifically for wheelchair use. By using modern building techniques, installing thermal insulation above and beyond the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations and also providing new heating systems throughout the property will benefit the conservation of fuel and power.
Under floor heating will be used throughout, a system which is ideally suited for use with ground source heat pumps. The air permeability was designed to achieve a maximum of 6m³/(h.m²) which is well within the 10 m³ required under the current Building Regulations.