Address: 5 Manor Terrace, Potters Lane, Lewes, BN7 1JR
Owner: Nicola Furner
Type: Terraced house
Age: Early 20th century
Walls: Brick cavity-filled
Cavity wall insulation
Condensing boiler (low NOx)
Critttall replacements to Passivhaus staandard
High performance glazing
Low energy lighting
Natural and Local materials
Solar Thermal hot water
Water saving fittings
Nicola Furner is an architect specialising in eco refurbishment using natural materials, ideally sourced locally, and using reliable local tradesmen.
Potters lane is a very attractive Edwardian terraced house that she has used as a showcase for a whole range of energy saving measures such as Solar thermal hot water, high levels of insulation and glazing, and an efficient and eco friendly boiler. Prior to the latest reglazing, the house had already reached an EPC level of C and Nicola ultimately hopes to achieve B, which would be extraordinary for a house of this age.
Similarly, her atention to detail and use of quality finishes such as flint walling, slate floors, bespoke timber windows, and natural paints shows that sustainable living can also be elegant. In particular, she has sought out replacements for her Crittall windows of the similar design, but insulated to PassivHaus standards.
Nicola's website gives further case studies of other refurbishments she has undertaken www.nicolafurnerarchitects.co.uk
Architect – nicolafurnerarchitects.co.uk
Joinery - Rise Joinery, Lewes.
Solar Thermal – dh-solarengineering.co.uk
Replacement Crittall wndows - clementwindows.co.uk
Worktops - Sussex Stone, Polegate
Wood flooring - naturalwoodfloor.co.uk
Windows - Fakro
Woodburning stove – Charnwood