London, Camden, Belsize Park Gardens, The Coach House
Victorian 3-bedroom detached
- Double Glazed, Low E glass/ Argon filled
- Routed grooved and draught stripped
- Rationel High Performance, Argon filled and low e glass, U =1.12
- Walls insulated: 100mm EPS external U= 0.29 on sides and back, 100mm rock fibre internally on road side
- 80mm expanded Polystyrene on top of asphalt flat roof U=0.5
- Careful detail and site supervision
- Air test results = 3.6/m3/h/m2 @50Pa. (before = 6.4)
- Individual HR25H Ventaxia MVHR units in kitchen & 2 bathrooms, 80% heat recovery
- 100% Compact fluorescent & LED
- Roof lights double glazed
- Gas tumble drier, also internal and external hanging driers
- Movement detector light internal hallway, also glass bricks
Saturday 21st September 2013
Sunday 22nd September 2013
What visitors are saying"A very informative and inspiring visit. A wonderful way to provide accessible information and to help us all feel there are things we can do to reduce our energy use and improve our home comfort."
"My first visit to a SuperHome & I think this is a brilliant way of sharing the knowledge."
"Good to hear from owners rather than salesmen."
"Very informative and covered a broad range of measures, very good information to take away and we were made to feel at home!"
"Some exciting bits and pieces I want to take up on as a result of this visit. Useful to hear about electricity use monitoring."
"Simple solutions clearly explained and encouragement to put into practise. Fab visit. Best open house event yet!"
"Incredibly informative - detailed, personal, on site - thank you."
"I have already taken various eco measures on my home but this visit showed me possibilities that I had more or less given up on .. ie. cladding, as I have solid walls... and how to do this relatively painlessly."
"Some of the initiatives are so simple and inexpensive - amazing to find them out! Really impressed with windows and clothes airer."
"Very interesting visit. Lovely to see how easy it is to green your home. The window ventilation was new to me and definitely something I would consider."
"John and Zoe were very good at explaining cost benefits and some of the detail of materials behind their journey to a superhome - superhosts! A cosy home on a snowy day is proof enough!"
"Very informative and an eye-opener to a world of energy saving. What is most important is the fact that the architecture has been kept in tact."
"Very interesting tour, very practical information, inspiring and it can be easily replicated at a reasonable cost."
"A very interesting and useful example of straightforward measures that any householder could apply."
"Nice people, great home, very knowledgeable and informative. It showed how comfortable an old house can be with efficient insulation. Inspired!"
The Coach House:
Victorian house retrofitted to save 70% carbon, features internal and external insulation, high performance double glazing, integral draught stripping, LED low energy lights. New for 2012: smart energy controls.
The Coach House, a Victorian dwelling in Belsize Park has recently been transformed to save 70% of its carbon emissions. It joins other exemplar houses in showing how we can save huge carbon emissions from our existing houses, whilst preserving and enhancing our heritage. It is planned to save a massive 70% of the house’s carbon footprint, which we all must do to give the world a chance.
Key changes made:
Highly insulated walls, inside and out; Upside-down Flat roof insulation; Draught proofing; Double glazing with highly efficient argon filled glass cavities and low emissivity glass; Localised air heat recovery and a Condensing gas boiler with good controls and insulated pipework; Low energy lights including new style LEDs; and Water saving.
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