SuperHome Database

Camber, New Lydd Road, The Recycled House

House Summary

House Type:
1962 Detached 3-bed house with attached former police office

Carbon saving:

Total invested:
Around £50,000

  • Camber SuperHome

Measures installed:

  • Biomass Boiler
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Draught-proofing
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Roof Insulation
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Triple Glazing
  • Water Saving Devices

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Measures installed in detail:

  • 12kW log burner with back boiler providing for hot water and underfloor heating
  • All walls cavity insulated
  • Triple glazed timber framed windows with U value less than 1
  • Windows and door units have high performance seals
  • First floor walls externally insulated and weatherboarded
  • All ground floors insulated with 100mm Ecotherm insulation
  • Loft space completely insulated including thermal store room
  • A rated appliances throughout
  • Roof insulated with 150mm Ecotherm/Black Mountain sheepswool
  • 16 sq m PV panels, peak output 2.1 kW, grid connected and provision for future off-grid operation
  • 7.8 sq m flat panel collectors feeding 450 litre thermal store
  • Triple glazed windows and door units have high performance seals, all wall/floor joints sealed
  • Underfloor heating: 450 litre thermal store for domestic water heating and underfloor space heating, fed by solar thermal and log burner. All heating zones independently thermostatically controlled
  • Rainwater harvesting for WC flushing and garden use, other future uses planned
  • Almost all materials from site recycled/freecycled or reused
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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.