Ross House, Folkestone
Client: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Completed: May 2023
The works will improve the overall thermal performance of the building leading to a reduction in the carbon footprint and benefiting the tenants of the sixteen flats with reduced energy costs. This will be achieved by changing the heating systems form Gas to Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP), installing a PV system to each flat, applying an External Wall Insulation (EWI) system to the external facade of the building and upgrading the insulation to the loft space and the ground floor underfloor void. All these works are being installed to the current guidelines to secure PAS accreditation.
Alongside works to create energy efficiencies the entire building is being aesthetically improved. Each flat is being refurbished with a new kitchen installed and redecoration throughout. Refurbishment of the communal areas includes new staircase balustrading and handrails as well as overall redecoration and new floor coverings. A general upgrade of the external areas completes the works and will include new access steps from the car park, a new bin store, drying areas and cycle storage.