SuperHome Database

London, Battersea, Poyntz Road

House Summary

Owner(s):
Stuart Oliver

House Type:
1880 End-of-terrace house

Carbon saving:
55% - Remote Assessed  


  • bathroom-window
  • vent-axia

Measures installed:

  • Ceiling insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • Double Glazing
  • Floor Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Wood Stove

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Personal story:

I moved into the house in 2009. I’d lived for eight years in a warm modern flat, and the contrast was quite a shock.

Motivations:

My motivation for becoming involved in the improvements to the house were largely pragmatic, in that I wanted somewhere decent and reasonably comfortable to live. My first two winters there (2009/10 and 2010/11) were harsh ones, and showed up substantial problems with the place. On top of that, I came to feel I had to consider my environmental responsibility, especially in terms of the unsustainable sources of energy I was using to run the house, and that that had to change too.

Property background:

The house was built in 1880 or 1881. It’s a one-bedroom, end-of terrace, solid-walled house typical of those being built in the area at the time.

Key changes made:

All single-glazing replaced with double-glazing (and one triple-glazed unit).

External walls: internal wall insulation (on the front wall, and the side party wall) and external insulation (end-of-terrace side wall).

Roof insulation: insulation to bathroom ceiling and increased insulation above bedroom.

Other measures: composite front door, new condensing combi gas boiler, log stove; new fridge-freezer and washing machine; LED and CFL lighting installed throughout the house.

Full details of measures installed

  • Bathroom: two-panel window (single-glazed) replaced with double-glazed; kitchen: window (single-glazed) replaced with double-glazed.
  • Front wall: GTEC 22mm insulation boards installed internally.
  • End-terrace wall (part): 60 mm Wetherby EWI. End-terrace wall (part): GTEC 22mm insulation boards installed internally.
  • Bathroom extension: 125 mm Rockwall insulation; Vent Axia HR 25 heat extractor fan.
  • Living room: installation of composite front door, single-glazed door glass unit replaced by triple-glazed unit; Ground floor: 5 mm chipboard, lining paper, underlay, wool/nylon carpet.
  • Heating: Worster A-rated 24 kW condensing combi, and 4.5 kW log stove installed.
  • Appliances: A-rated fridge-freezer; A+ rated washing machine.
  • Lighting: living room: 4 1.3 W LEDs; kitchen 3 8W CFls; bedroom 1 2W pendulum light plus 1 11W CFl; bathroom 3 1.3W LEDs installed.
Measures installed in detail:

  • Ceiling insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • Double glazing
  • Floor insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Log stove
  • Low energy appliances
  • Low energy lighting
  • Water saving devices
Benefits of work carried out:

The house now feels substantially more cheerful inside, is warmer, and less damp. Bills are now lower than when I moved in, but for a much greater level of comfort.

Favourite feature:

The log 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.

Unassessed

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