SuperHome Database

Coventry, Kingsbury Road

House Summary

Owner(s):
Chris Goodman and Kirstie Murray

House Type:
1930's end terraced

Carbon saving:
71% - SuperHomes Assessed  


Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • Double Glazing
  • Floor Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Roof Insulation
  • Water Saving Devices
  • Wood Stove

Upcoming events

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Personal story:

I’m an electrician by trade and my dad is a carpenter. When we bought the house, we didn’t sit down and decide it’s going to be really energy efficient-it just started to go that way. We found out we had cavity walls (because we didn’t know) and then we got those done. Not long after we got the house a friend who used to work for Tesco doing a lot of their energy stuff said we should look into this. So we went off and started looking into it and it just snowballed.

I now work as a building management systems (BMS) technician, so heating controls are kind of what I do. I work for Coventry University and our industry partners there are Siemens and they’ve very kindly donated a lot of the kit. So for us, it’s been a combination of chance and fortunate things, one thing leading to another.

Motivations:

Keeping bills down and not wasting what you’ve got were big motivations. So in the same way you try not to throw away food, you don’t throw away heat that’s been generated. We want to do our bit and save energy, plus if you want to save money in the future, it’s one of the things to do.

Property background:

This end terraced property was built in the 1930s.

Measures installed in detail:

• Cavity walls insulated with blown mineral wool fibre
• 100mm glass wool insulation in downstairs ceiling
• Intergas 90% efficient boiler installed, weather compensated.  Siemens Synco Living Home Automation control system
• New double glazed windows throughout
• Floor insulation: 80mm PIR board with concrete slab on top, fitted front to back
• 200mm space blanket loft insulation
• LED lighting throughout
• 25mm Celotex between rafters, 50mm Celotex roof insulation
• Velux installed in attic directly above the bathroom. Then a large cut out in the bathroom ceiling made letting through light.
• Water saving devices include; dual flush toilets
• 2 x Wood burning stoves installed (downstairs front room, and back room)

Benefits of work carried out:

Insulating things to the standard we have done is key. After a while, you almost forget about it – you don’t really see the insulation and it just does what it’s meant to do.

Favourite feature:

My favourite things are the wood burners and the heating controls. The fire is something that you’re going to see all the time and I’m a bit biased towards the controls because that’s part of my job.

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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.

Unassessed

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.