SuperHome Database

Kington, Hergest Road

House Summary

Gordon Coppock

House Type:
1962 built detached, 2 floors

Carbon saving:
100+ (Carbon Negative) - Remote Assessed  

  • Drayton TRV
  • Hot Water Tank with outer insulated parted in order to show integral tank insulation
  • House from North Side

Measures installed:

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

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Key changes made:

Full details of measures installed:

  • Double glazing : All Windows replaced in 2005, double glazed wood frame
  • Loft insulation: 12 + inches of insulation installed
  • Low energy appliances
  • Low energy lighting
  • Main method of heating property: Back boiler on wood burner, and PV system via power reducer controller to enable any excess electricity generated to route to immersion element
  • Secondary heating Passive Solar heating from two conservatories (on east and west sides) and large south facing windows.As a back up we decreasingly use an oil boiler checked at 85% efficient
  • Solar PV: System 1 roof mounted (3.5kWp) installed July 2004, system 2 ground mounted (3.5kWp) installed 2012 with detailed  monitoring of generated, exported, imported, consumed
  • Solar thermal panels: 3 thermal panels ready for installation – still evaluating if sensible since power reducer has been very good.
  • Energy storage system (batteries and inverter) to provide house power and light in the evenings and on dull days from stored solar PV generation.
  • Water saving devices: Underground rainwater conservation system from main house roof and from both sides of conservatory roof to total of 3000 litre storage down hill from house.
  • Wood stove
  • Electric Vehicle charging is installed
Measures installed in detail:

  • Double glazing
  • Loft insulation
  • Low energy appliances
  • Low energy lighting
  • Solar PV
  • Solar thermal panels
  • Water saving devices
  • Wood stove
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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.