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I’d lived in the house 10 years before making major changes in 2013. During the 5 years before, I had had double glazing and composite front and back doors installed. The cavity wall in the 1970s bathroom extension had also been done then.
It was looking over the Eco house at Miles Platting and then visiting SuperHome owner Eric Fewster (see Hersey St, Salford) that made me determined get my house revamped. The work was carried out by Eric (www.ColdProof.co.uk) and Bob Hope of Expert Home Extensions (www.experthomeextensions.co.uk).
The house was cold, draughty and I also wanted the kitchen and (very cold bathroom) modernised. From PPHP modelling and temperature monitors, the average temperature in the house was around 15°C when only some rooms had been heated.
The whole place needed to be more comfortable.
Mid terrace, two bedroom property built 1888.
The changes have been made on an equivalent of 60.5m2.
The main changes made in the house are the following:
See the “Measures” tab for further details.
For further information on works carried out, see the case study here.
Airtightness strategies reduced air changes per hour from 17.45 to 1.64 (air volume of house per hour). This made for much more controllable heating and, combined with the other alterations, reduced gas consumption by 29% whilst at the same time enabling a higher house temperature throughout. The average temperature of house is around 20°C rather than 15°C before the refurbishment.
Hard to choose but the shower very quickly reaches the ideal temperature and is a joy to use.