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Conservation Area Sussex
Cityzen helped our client take a very leaky historic pub and made it a cosy home.



Architecture (concept design, planning, building regulations, Contract Administration) and M&E


Bright Green Homes


Spacetherm, Celotex, VMzinc, Velux, Joton Nano paint, Recycled Timber

Total build cost



LABC South East Awards Finalists 2016 - for best Extension or Alteration

Cityzen were approached buy our client to develop a historic pub that had been converted in the 80’s into a much warmer and less damp home with some new spaces that provide views over the south downs.

The original conversion of the building into two homes left a lot to be desired, during the build process it was found that the spine wall between the properties was only a single skin, the central supporting wall of the house had no foundations and the brick wall on the first floor was built off of the timber floor and not in line with the wall below! Once the roof had also been opened up the original slates had gone brittle and nails rusted, All of these unknowns adding time cost and additional engineering which was required enable the new barrel roofed dormer.

Insulation was a big factor for our client so the original solid walls were provided with Internal wall insulation (IWI), the new rear roof was removed pitched and insulated, and where the head height was tight in the Loft room Spacethem (aerogel) insulation was used.

New bespoke double glazed timber framed windows were fitted to ensure the look and feel of the building was kept, as the building is in a prominent position within the conservation area.

Internally we developed a new spiral stair case to fit in the constraints of the layout, a dropped ceiling section to enable a new en suite on the top floor where the head height was reduced and a opened up ground floor layout.