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The Old School, near York

High levels of thermal mass and air tightness, a biomass boiler and green roof make sustainable home

The Old School, near York
The Old School, near York Credit: Nicholas Worley

ArkleBoyce Architects for private client
Contract value: undisclosed 
GIA: 195m2

This grade II listed 1852 school-turned-house sits in a quiet rural hamlet, remodelled for the client’s young family. The living space is enlarged to create a contemporary extension along the southern boundary with panoramic views of the garden and rural landscape. Unchanged, the listed building is connected to the extension by a lightweight glass link. As the extension is not visible from the street it does not affect the village’s character. High levels of thermal mass and air tightness, a biomass boiler and green roof are incorporated.

  • The Old School, near York
    The Old School, near York Credit: Nicholas Worley
  • The Old School, near York
    The Old School, near York Credit: Nicholas Worley
  • The Old School, near York
    The Old School, near York Credit: Nicholas Worley
  • The Old School, near York
    The Old School, near York Credit: Nicholas Worley
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