De Beauvoir House
Architect: Cousins & Cousins Architects
Contractor: Romark Projects Ltd
Photography: Jack Hobhouse
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Maximise ventilationIf you’re able to have a window, ensure it gets opened frequently to let in fresh air. According to ventilation specialist Vent-Axia, it’s estimated around 65% of homes in the UK suffer from poor indoor air quality because of inadequate ventilation. “If CO2 rates are too high, it can reduce productivity,” Ben Channon says. “The effects can make people feel sluggish, even to the point of feeling as if they’ve had a few drinks.”Opening a window may not be enough – not to mention not being overly desirable in midwinter or if you overlook a busy road. Luckily, there are other options, from something as simple as a fan or trickle vent to more involved ventilation and air-purifying systems, some of which are plug-in portables or can potentially be retrofitted into walls or ceilings. Talk to your professional to see which approach might work best in your home.