SuperHome Database

Bishopstoke, Scotter Road – The One Planet Home

House Summary

BandQ (James Walker)
House Type:
Victorian end of terrace
Carbon saving:

Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Double Glazing
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Heat Pump (Air Source)
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Triple Glazing
  • Water Saving Devices

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Measures installed in detail:

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Windows double glazed
  • External wall insulation: 140mm cork insulation on rear elevation, with brick slips. 80mm phenolic foam with render finish to side return of extension
  • Internal wall insulation: 80mm Knauf internal wall insulation to front ground floor. 10mm aerogel insulation to flank walls. 80mm phenolic foam with hardened plasterboard to kitchen walls. 40mm aerogel insulation to rear bedroom. 60mm phenolic foam to front bedroom using WHISKERS system
  • 130mm of insulation to ground floor replacing suspended floor with solid floor, also some aerogel
  • Air source heat pump with 300 litre thermal store at the end of the garden, connected through underground heated pipes back into the home
  • 400mm loft insulation to new rear extension and also into 1980 extension and front bay window
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Whole house mechanical heat recovery system in place throughout the house and also a single unit in the kitchen
  • Thermal skirting radiators in bedrooms
  • Triple glazed windows to loft conversion and rear French doors
  • Two solar thermal panels connected into the thermal store
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor and intelligent TRVs
  • Water saving devices include aerated tap heads and water butts
Common questions and answers for this SuperHome

What are your views of ThermaSkirt?+

This is my opinion as we did no testing.  As we did improve the energy efficiency of the whole home down to 0.15 or below the heat load for the home was really low therefore it worked well.  However, as it is not delivering heat convectively but only conductively its ability to get heat out is compromised as you add furniture into the room.  Also if you fit them get a chippie to do and not a plumber as otherwise it will be a dogs breakfast!

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Assessment types

SuperHomes Assessed

A home that has been visited and assessed by us and confirmed as reaching the SuperHome standard, which demonstrates a 60% carbon saving.

Homeowner Reported

Information has been provided by the homeowner about their home and energy use prior to the installation of measures and following their installation which demonstrates a carbon saving. This information has not been verified.

Remote Assessed

The homeowner has provided information on their home including what measures have been installed which has enables an assessor working on our behalf to assess their carbon savings. This home has not been visited to verify the measures installed.


This home has not been assessed, but the homeowner has reported what measures have been installed. It may be that this home is awaiting assessment.