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conversion with conservatory
Weather compensation underfloor heating system
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Grant Vortex 26/36 Utility Boiler
Floor area: 500+ sq.m.
the outside it still looks like a church, and while some church
conversions obliterate any sign of the building's former appearance
on the inside, this one doesn't, despite all the accoutrements
took a lot more work than our clients thought, but while their
faith was at times swayed, they never gave up, and the results
are amazing. They even went to the lengths of renovating the
stained glass window, and retaining as many of the existing
features as possible.
original ground floor is suspended timber and provides the bedroom
accommodation, but the upper floor was added to provide an open
plan living space. Having built the church to last, as the Victorians
always did, and being able to raise the floor height, we were
able to install underfloor heating throughout the building.
underfloor heating runs from the same oil boiler as the domestic
hot water, and is as ideal in the large open plan living area
upstairs, as it is in the bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs.
& Mrs Dunbar-Rees chose travertine for the flooring, which
is perfect for underfloor heating because of its high density
and good heat transfer properties.
house has featured in a number of magazines and newspapers including
Homes & Interiors Scotland, Build It, Grand Designs, and The
Scotsman, where it was quoted as "one of the most arresting
homes in Scotland." And it's available as a holiday home
Holiday Homes Scotland where you'll find more interior photos.