SuperHome Database

Norfolk, Downham Market, Barroway Drove

House Summary

Paul Page

House Type:
1978 detached bungalow

Carbon saving:
92% - SuperHomes Assessed  

Reported saving on bills:

Total invested:

  • Norfolk SH
  • Renewables Solar PV_Wind Turbine Norfolk_Page
  • Norfolk SH
  • SH Info centre
  • SH Info centre 2
  • SH PV
  • SH garden

Measures installed:

  • Biomass Boiler
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Double Glazing
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Water Saving Devices

Upcoming events

Early interest in Open Days encourages SuperHome owners to host more events. If you'd like to visit this property please contact the owner and let them know. SuperHomers are often happy to respond to questions about their refurbishment project by email between times. Please read ‘more on contacting this SuperHomer’ before you make contact.

What visitors are saying

"The owner of this superhome was very welcoming and even more knowledgable!"

"Paul has done a lot with his home, I found him very knowledgeable and he has given me some good ideas for my future plans."

"Very inspiring. Paul speaks with passion and jargon free English. We feel inspired to make some changes as far as we can. Even small changes will help the planet."


This is the reason for us turning our home into a SuperHome. In the beginning it was just for financial benefit, but now its for our grandson and his future

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Property background:

My property was built in 1978. When we purchased it the house was in a sorry state no insulation, windows rotten and oil central heating.

Key changes made:

All the changes made to our home are a very good investment as combined they save me on my energy and heating bills which save me cash.

Measures installed in detail:

  • Double glazing throughout
  • Cavity wall filled with insulation
  • 300mm loft insulation
  • Kingspan solar thermal system
  • 7.5kWp Solar PV system
  • 16b Charnwood bio boiler, heats all radiators and hot water
  • Vphase voltage optimization system
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Water saving devices; two 1000 litre rain water tank for washing car and watering veg garden, low flow taps
  • Apollo GEM generated management system


Project update:

Hi every one ive just had a apollo solar GEM installed and it work very well it uses all the energy that would of been exported into your hot water system take a look at

Updated on 26/06/2013

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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.