Award Winning Thames House Restoration
For the refurbishment of this 19th century former vicarage on the banks of the Thames in Old Isleworth, the architect combined a careful and sensitive choice of materials throughout, with the Cascade cast iron style rainwater system playing an integral part in the restoration.
Winner of the Best Residential Renovation UK at the 2015 International Property Awards, the three-storey house on Church Street has been sensitively extended and converted by architect Louise McDonnell of MCD Architects with the addition of a new three-storey attached ecohouse. Located within the Isleworth Riverside Conservation Area, the redevelopment had to respect the character of the existing architecture in terms of scale, design and in particular, the use of materials. It was crucial for all product specifications to strike a balance between aesthetics, long term performance and cost-effectiveness.
To meet the requirements, MCD specified the Cascade rainwater system comprising the high capacity gutter with round downpipes, completed with the addition of Cascade cast iron effect hoppers.
Lightweight and easy to install, the Cascade system ensured an architecturally sympathetic appearance was achieved in the shortest time possible and without the health and safety implications of handling and installing cast iron.