CBG Consultants were involved in the sensitive restoration of a Grade I Listed West Country Elizabethan Manor House in Devon, devastated by fire in 2012.
CBG undertook an initial assessment of the remaining mechanical and electrical services, to identify any fixings such as light fittings which could be salvaged. We worked with the architect and team to develop a new services strategy for the site, connecting the main house to a new biomass boiler located in an outbuilding. This allowed the demolition of the poor quality 1970s boiler room extension, an unsightly previous addition to the main house.
Internally, we coordinated new services to be concealed within the restored historic building fabric. A new fire alarm system was installed throughout, for future protection of the property. Radiators, light fittings and other accessories were carefully selected, to be appropriate. A balance had to be struck between respecting the pre-fire heritage of the house, whilst ensuring building services were compliant with current standards and good practice. Modern technology was used behind the scenes, to significantly improve energy efficiency through the use of zoning and better controls. The result is a highly sympathetic restoration of the property, with lower running costs and much improved services.
Rodney Melville + Partners
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