The upper floor is residential with a sea view and the lower floor is an open plan office. Both floors are made of concrete with underfloor heating. There is a separate boiler for each floor and separate wiring. There are very large floor to ceiling windows on the ground floor making it look very commercial.
I would like to have kitchen/living room upstairs along with a bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. Downstairs I want to have two bedrooms, both ensuite, a utility room and a study. Space wise, this should be possible.
The issues to be dealt with are...
1. Reducing the window openings and installing new windows throughout. I understand Aluclad is best choice as it is near the sea - is this correct? I am looking for recommendations for the supply of windows please, as this will be one of the biggest costs and I need to get them at the best price.
2. As the heating is under concrete flooring it is not possible to zone it and I wonder how much it might cost to remove the concrete and install a zoned heating system for upstairs and downstairs. Now there is a boiler upstairs and one downstairs, so one boiler will need to be removed.
If anyone has any suggestions about how best to address these issues I would be very grateful.
Edited by joiner, 23 September 2014 - 06:26 AM.
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