Split level house in Co Fermanagh

How Alanna and James Connolly made the most of the sloping site they bought with planning approved.

In this article we cover:

  • Taking the original plans and transforming them to a three level house
  • Changing the design with architectural input
  • Planning process and what conditions were imposed
  • How the living areas are organised across levels
  • Kitchen and lighting design with tips
  • Bathroom design and choice of sanitaryware including shower trays
  • How they saved on floor finishes
  • Thrifty interior design tips
  • Budgeting tips and how they stayed on top of their budget
  • Landscaping on a sloping site
  • Floor plans, full specification and supplier list
  • Professional photographs

Overview

House size: 3,000 sqft
Bedrooms: 4
Plot size: 1.5 acres
Heating and hot water: oil fired boiler 
Ventilation: centralised mechanical with heat recovery 
Build method: blockwork (cavity walls)


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Written by Heather Campbell

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