Owner Colin Clewes embarked on this ambitious conversion in order to create a dream home for his family. Taking a disused, unheated shell of building as a starting point, Colin, doing much of the work himself, was firmly in charge of the building process and insisted on the use of WALLTITE® spray foam insulation.
WALLTITE®is applied as a liquid that expands on contact to form a highly insulating rigid foam. This method of application means that it can cope with any substrate – no matter how uneven – and can easily be applied in restricted and difficult spaces. The external walls posed a particular challenge in this case. A Yorkshire stone facade is lined with brick and lime mortar – an inherently porous structure. WALLTITE® is resistant to moisture but the project architect, wanting complete assurance of water resistance, asked for a drainage mat to be fixed to the wall prior to application of WALLTITE®. Plasterboard was then used as an internal finish and base for the interior decoration.
The application of WALLTITE® was one of the first stages of the restoration project, which includes a radical redesign of the interior space. A mezzanine floor built into the centre of the main space creates the master bedroom, while a modern family kitchen and open plan living area breathe vibrant new life into the building.
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