The house extension of the Dreyer-Søndergaard family house included the installation of VELUX roof windows, sun tunnels and thermal solar collectors with replacement of the roof.
This yellow brick house in a suburb north of Copenhagen was built in 1928. The Dreyer-Søndergaard family bought the house in 2010. Located on a quiet residential street and surrounded by a large garden with fruit trees, the house was a perfect home for a young family of mother and father and two children, aged three and six.
The residents are a busy family with both parents working outside the home, so solutions in the home need to be efficient, time saving and easy to operate. In the rebuilt house, a number of energy-saving technologies enable the family to reduce their costs while keeping the indoor climate comfortable and healthy.
The VELUX architects saw the roof replacement as an opportunity to add new qualities to the house. By installing twelve roof windows in the attic and two sun tunnels in the entrance area, daylight and natural ventilation could transform the damp and dark building into a comfortable and healthy home.
As part of the rebuilding of the Dreyer-Søndergaard family home, roof windows with remote control were installed, allowing the family to open all the windows at the same time. Sensors ensure the windows are closed automatically in the event of rain. “If I need to open all the windows simultaneously, in order to air out our home, the remote control is very practical,” explains Anders.
The VELUX ACTIVE climate control products ensure the house is never overheated in the warm season, and that energy consumption is kept to a minimum in the heating season. VELUX ACTIVE consists of a range of exterior awning blinds and interior sun screening products. Apart from contributing to a good indoor climate, they also improve the atmosphere in the house: “I like it in the afternoon. When the awning blinds are down there is a soft light in the bedrooms. It feels very pleasant,” says Malene Dreyer.