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Henley on Thames, Vicarage Road

House Summary


House Type:
1940's ex local authority semi. Two floors and attic conversion

Carbon saving:
74%


  • Henley SH wood store

Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Roof Insulation
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Triple Glazing
  • Water Saving Devices
  • Wood Stove

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Key changes made:

  • Triple Glazed, wood frames with aluminum cladding to Passivhaus standard. U value 0.88W/m2K. Two roof lights in attic are triple glazed Fakro units.
  • Cavity fill plus 80mm external insulation.
  • Roof rebuilt incorporating 300 mm of Cellotex.
  • Floor slabs lifted and new slabs with 200mm of insulation underneath and 50mm at the edges.
  • Whole house airtightness measures installed.
  • MHRV unit – Passivhaus rated at 92% recovery.
  • Viessmann condensing boiler. This ONLY supplies heat to the heat store. There is no central heating.
  • Two flat solar thermal panels. Each panel aperture- 1.93m2.
  • Two arrays of six photo voltaic panels. One east aspect, one south aspect. Total 3Kw. Installed in roof rather than over tiles.
  • Other renewables include; 400 liter heat store fed from gas boiler, solar thermal and wood burner. This feeds the single radiator in the bathroom plus a heat exchanger which provides mains pressure hot water. It also feeds pre warmed rain water to the washing machine.
  • House rewired and all lights LED.
  • Water saving devices includes; water meter, 5000Litre rainwater tank underground, low flush toilet (2.5/6 Litre) flushed with rainwater, washing machine fed with rainwater. Plumbing, except to showers, in 10mm to minimize heat loss.
  • Wood burner. Approved for use in smokeless zones. 4Kw to room, 11Kw to water.
Measures installed in detail:

  • Triple Glazed, wood frames with aluminum cladding to Passivhaus standard.
  • Cavity filled.
  • External insulation.
  • 300 mm roof insulation.
  • 200mm floor insulation underneath and 50mm at the edges.
  • MVHR system.
  • Viessmann condensing boiler.
  • Two flat solar thermal panels.
  • 3 kWp photo voltaic panels.
  • Other renewable energy technologies
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Low energy appliances throughout
  • Water saving devices includes; water meter, 5000Litre rainwater tank underground, low flush toilet (2.5/6 Litre) flushed with rainwater, washing machine fed with rainwater. Plumbing, except to showers, in 10mm to minimize heat loss.
  • Wood burner. Approved for use in smokeless zones. 4Kw to room, 11Kw to water.
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