Using light and natural ventilation
Thomas, Charlotte, and their children found their perfect home in the year 2000. With two storeys and a basement, the yellow brick house offered a spacious interior, as well as a cosy garden and proximity to good transport links. However, the building had shortcomings.
The original roof construction from 1937 was poorly insulated, so in 2013, the owners had it rebuilt with additional insulation. But, as Thomas explains, “the indoor climate still wasn’t good enough. We decided to rebuild the first floor with improved insulation, new flooring and a new vapour barrier.”
The family turned to VELUX Group for help. Here, the advisor team presented them with a proposal for rebuilding the first floor. It included eleven roof windows and suggested that all rooms and the hall should be opened to the ridge.
At first, the family had reservations.
”But then we started consider it. We could see the advantages of opening the rooms to the ridge,” Thomas says. The rebuilding was completed in 2015.