Rehabilitation and extension of a stone house

Term of execution: 11 MonthsStatus of work: Finished

Refurbishment and extension of a family house located in Oza dos Ríos, A Coruña, in which the appropriate works have been carried out to adapt it to current regulations and needs.

The project carried out by architects José Ramón Estévez and Javier Martínez, from the AREA architecture studio, includes the extension of the house, incorporating the old stable into the living space and creating an upper floor.

With a usable area of 300 m2, the house has a kitchen, living-dining room and a toilet on the ground floor, with a study, four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor.

Structurally, the existing stone walls have been reinforced with a reinforced concrete perimeter strip, which in addition to consolidating and tying up the perimeter walls, has allowed for the installation of a draining floor screed. On the other hand, the roof structure is made of wooden beams and purlins, using a sandwich panel as a board.

An important aspect has been the recovery of the stone walls, grouting them with lime mortar and installing an interior lining with insulation and plasterboard. This interior lining, together with the installation of a biomass boiler, has led to a considerable improvement in the energy efficiency of the house, even exceeding the conditions required by the technical code.

As far as the finishes of the house are concerned, the floors have been tiled throughout, except in the garage and the entrance, where slate slabs are used.

The works carried out have been completed with the refurbishment of the exterior space, making use of materials from demolished parts, thus shaping the new stone walls of the exterior or the pergola at the entrance.