SuperHome Database

Iver, Wellesley Avenue

House Summary

Owner(s):
Ms S Bhogal

House Type:
1930s detached bungalow

Group/Community:
Green Deal Communities

  • Iver Green Home front
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Measures installed:

  • Condensing boiler
  • Double Glazing
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Roof Insulation
  • Solar PV Panels

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Motivations:

I live with my mother in a house that was built in the 1930s that has solid walls. Since we moved into the house, I don’t recall ever switching off the heating; the house was always cold, had condensation and mould issues, in fact I had to increase the radiators in the house, not forgetting my high energy bills.

Upon my research on the dangers of carbon emissions, I started realising the ramifications this is having on our environment; and I wanted to do my part to help reduce the heat loss in my property.

Statistics say that over 40% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions (the main greenhouse gas which causes climate change) actually come from the things we do every day, such as wasting energy, not forgetting my high energy bills.

Fully insulating my home meant the boiler works less hard and less fossil fuel is consumed. Furthermore it promised to eliminate condensation and mould issues associated with cold walls in my property; save on heating bills and beat escalating energy prices; increase comfort for us and help the environment by making your home more energy efficient.

Property background:

The property was built in the 1930’s and is a detached property.

Key changes made:

External wall installation, Double Glazing, Draught-proofing, Low Energy Lighting, Solar PV Panels and Low Energy appliances.

Measures installed in detail:

  • Condensing gas boiler with hot water cylinder jacket
  • Double glazing
  • External wall insulation (Rockwool system).
    The whole house was externally insulated over solid walls. REDArt Silicone 15/5207  Rockwool 0.036W/mK system used with Wetherby finish. Kingspan insulation used internally to deal with voids above the triangular jutting out roof sections above the lower windows (see photos).
  • Low energy appliances include A rated fridge, freezer and cooker
  • Low energy light bulbs in all fittings
  • Roof insulation between rafters
  • 4kWp Solar PV system
Benefits of work carried out:

In all the years I have been in the property, it was the first time we had our heating off during the summer period and I have noticed the condensation and mould issues disappearing.

Favourite feature:

The property looks really beautiful with the external wall installation. The final outcome exactly matched the specification we had discussed prior to the start of the project, although the journey to completion was not always smooth.

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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.