The Hollies, Ellesmere, Shropshire

Greenspace Architects were appointed to bring a derelict Grade II listed home back in to use as a family dwelling whilst improving thermal comfort and reducing its carbon footprint. The property had widespread dry and wet rot following years of neglect, requiring extensive timber treatment and stripping back before work could begin to re-instate modern technologies alongside original features.

Internal wall insulation was introduced to all external walls and ground floor rooms received insulation and underfloor heating where possible. Along with improved loft insulation, air tightness and weather stripping, mechanical ventilation units with heat recovery have been installed to manage condensation and air quality. Existing decorative oak panelling was restored and re-instated along with existing cornices.

Careful consideration and consultation with the Local Authority Conservation Officer was required throughout the project to ensure that the overall appearance and the existing historic fabric were not compromised whilst restoring this locally recognised property as a home fit for modern family living.

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