SuperHome Database

Horndean, Murray Road

House Summary

Ian Mackfall

House Type:
1960's two storey

Carbon saving:
72% - SuperHomes Assessed  

Reported saving on bills:

Total invested:

  • wood store
  • wood stove

Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Double Glazing
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Water Saving Devices
  • Wood Stove

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What visitors are saying

"Ian was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable.”

Property background:

The property was built in the late 1950’s, and when we moved in had no energy saving measures at all. Double galzing was installed 20 years ago because existing windows were in poor condition.
Only 6 years ago did we start to look at energy savings in the home, the first big step was to install a log burning stove and energy saving lighting throuout. More recently the cavity wall was filled and the loft insulation upgraded as part of the insulate Hampshire initiative. And last year we installed a free solar array of 2.82 kWh.

Key changes made:

  • Double glazing currently potential triple glazing soon
  • Main gable end wall cavity wall insulated
  • Loft eaves insulated up to 30mm central house loft boarded and carpeted
  • 2.82 kiloWatt system installed, producing around 2400 kW annually
  • Log burning stove installed reducing gas consumption by around 10000 kWh annually
  • Some LED and mostly low energy lighting throughout
  • Low energy appliances
  • Water saving devices include; water butts in garden, shower room installed downstairs
Measures installed in detail:

  • Double glazing throughout
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • 30mm loft eaves insulation
  • 2.82 kilowatt PV system
  • Log burning stove
  • Low energy lighting
  • Low energy appliances
  • Water saving devices
Benefits of work carried out:

I have been amazed at the electricity produced from the 2.82 kWh array, 2500 kWh in 11 months.

Favourite feature:

The log burning stove is my favourite improvement, for two reasons, firstly savings of around 10000 kWh or £350 from my gas bill. And secondly for the aesthetic benefits of looks, instant warmth and the snug cosy effect it emanates.

Project update:

I’m looking to install triple glazing later this year.

Updated on 07/06/14

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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.