Reflection For The Bungalow House

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The main trunk railway of North Island was completed in 1908, during that time to be able to provide housing to workers, a factory was established in Hamilton in 1922 to build relocatable houses. For this reason, this type of houses is called Railways Cottage. ("Bungalow | BRANZ Renovate", 2017)
To be able to get the best result of refurbishment of this house, study towards the plan and features to construct the house must be done thoroughly to identify and rectify the mistakes that had been done in the past before starting the improvement (Bentley, 2013).

Things to be careful when undertaking the refurbishment process for the bungalow house:
1- Indoor/outdoor flow
2- The relationship of spaces, such as bathrooms and toilet being remote
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Aqualine Gib boards will be installed to the kitchen, bathroom and shower area to be able to protect the area against steam and moisture, this will increase the durability of the house.
Noise Line Gib boards will be installed in the bedrooms to reduce and control the noise coming from outside of the house and between rooms; on the floor plan it shows that study room is next to the bathroom on one side, and facing street and lounge room on other sides, so there will be a lot of noise around that area. The other benefit of noise line Gib boards is that they have a fire rating of 30 and 60 minutes, they have high strength and stiffness (Events & News, 2017).
Insulation to Walls and Ceiling

Bungalow houses were not insulated when they were built, insulation must be applied to all the external walls and ceiling, it is required by the council and also improve the house against heat loss and its acoustic level (Figure: 5).
The selected material to use as insulation is made from fiber glass, it offers excellent thermal performance and is made from recycled glass which makes it eco-friendly ("Underfloor & Ceiling Insulation for a Warmer Kiwi Home", 2017). (Figure:
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In terms of sustainability, they are more environmental friendly as they provide lowest carbon footprint than any other roofing material available in the market. In terms of cost, they require less roof framing compared to other materials, this will significantly save framing cost.

(Metal Tile Cladding)
Pros of using metal roofing:
• They are durable and last longer than wood or asphalt and also offer high solar reflectance, in terms of façade, metal matches bungalow houses style and there are options to choose in terms of colour to match the house general appearance.
• Each of the metal tiles are horizontally fixed into battens; this provides integrity and eliminate uplift issue that usually affect other types of materials.
• Metal tile roof is non-combustible material and is classified to have class A fire rating.
Cons of using metal roofing:
• Relatively expensive.
Spouting and Downpipes
The existing gutter and downpipes are made from galvanized steel according to BRANZ, it must be replace to aluminum as they will never rust, could be powder coated to any colour, so durable, light weight which makes the job easier in tem of installation

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