SuperHome Database

Sheffield, Eastgrove Road

House Summary


House Type:
Victorian semi-detached

Carbon saving:
60%+


  • Sheffield-Eastgrove3
  • Sheffield-Eastgrove4
  • Sheffield-Eastgrove2
  • Sheffield-Eastgrove5

Measures installed:

  • Condensing boiler
  • Double Glazing
  • Green Roof
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Renewable Energy Supply
  • Roof Insulation
  • Secondary glazing
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Wood Stove

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Personal story:

I started off as a zoologist but I became more and more interested in ecology over time. In the war I was an electronic engineer and this gave me an insight into some of the physics that I wouldn’t have had as a straight zoologist. I did work on energy transfer between food chains. For a long time I’ve wanted to reduce energy consumption and I’ve been aware of the need to conserve energy and reduce CO2.

Motivations:

I came here 5 years ago from Northern Ireland. My old home was well insulated so I wanted to improve the performance of my new home and reduce my energy consumption. My main motivation has been energy saving; I have been aware of the dangers of climate change for many years and want to do anything I can to counter them, but I also want to save money.

Property background:

The main reason for coming to this home is that my daughter lives around the corner and I also wanted a reasonable sized garden to grow vegetables and to enjoy the outside space. The house was leaky, draughty and energy inefficient. The French window on the rear leaked like a sieve and the roof leaked water, so I needed a new roof when I moved in.

Key changes made:

I did the waterproofing works to the roof first then installed DIY secondary glazing early on using Perspex sheets. I then insulated under the slates on the new roof and added PV and solar thermal panels shortly after the roofing works. I also installed a green roof on the south side and the glazed extension was the last thing we did.

Measures installed in detail:

• Condensing boiler
• Double glazed windows (not 2 large sash windows)
• Large double glazed conservatory
• Green roof on the south side
• Low energy lights (compact fluorescent)
• Renewable electricity from Good Energy
• New roof installed with under-slate foam insulation
• Secondary glazing using Perspex sheets
• PV panels delivering 1705 Kwh/year
• Thermomax solar water heating system (2sqm evacuated tubes)
• Wood burning stove

Benefits of work carried out:

The house is now much warmer and drier in winter and the gas bill has halved after the installation of the new boiler. Bills have also gone down because of the solar panels. I keep more records to see the difference the eco measures make and to share info with local interested parties in Sheffield. I report monthly to Good Energy and I monitor different technologies and appliances in my home. There have been some surprising results and I have gotten rid of a freezer as a result of seeing how much it was using.

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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.

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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.