Explain the typical component parts of a three storey house built in the early 2000s and present your views on how this construction can appropriately expanded and methods available to best address environmental issues.
As indicated in Figure 1 (see appendix), the 3 storey house
envisaged is typically constructed around a framework of two
layers of brick walls, with a cavity between, and laid on a
concrete strip foundation and has a itched and tiled roof
(Golland and Blake 2004). It will be noted from the diagram
while the ground floor has a concrete, the second and third
floors are supported by wooden joist. The third floor, which
may comprise of one or two rooms accessed by stairs from the
second floor occupies the roof space. Therefore, there will
be a need to provide daylight access at this level. As
indicated in the illustration, in this case Velux windows
have been set into the roof for this purpose, although an
alternative option may be to insert a dormer window, which
will serve the dual purpose of providing light and height
(Riley and Howard 2002).