SuperHome Database

Nottingham, Beeston, Hampden Grove

House Summary

Angus Davison

House Type:
1903 semi detached

Carbon saving:
60% - SuperHomes Assessed  

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Measures installed:

  • Ceiling insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • Draught-proofing
  • Floor Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft conversion
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Roof Insulation
  • Triple Glazing
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Water Saving Devices

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What visitors are saying

"Very knowledgeable and willing to talk to us.”

“Very friendly family who made us very welcome in their home and answered all our questions.”

“Family were very welcoming and answered questions. Clearly passionate about their home.”


Tired of living in characterful but drafty Victorian/Edwardian houses, we decided to renovate and insulate our house. We have been forced to make some eco-compromises and have certainly made some errors.

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Property background:

Built in 1903, the property had, I believe, been owned by the same family ever since. It was in a poor state of repair and had almost no insulation, except in the attic. In terms of heating, there were three gas fires on the ground floor, with an electric bar heater in the bathroom. Some of the single glazed windows had visible gaps. There was also a damp problem throughout the ground floor and an undiscovered well!

Key changes made:

  • Replacing all windows with triple glazed sash, with whole window U value of 1 (except rooflights and attic, double glazed).
  • Internally insulated external walls with 100 mm of Cellotex or similar, flush with floor insulation.
  • Loft converted to 4th bedroom – combination of phenolic board above and rockwool under floor.
  • Ground floor – suspended timber floor replaced throughout with concrete, 150 mm phenolic board and underfloor heating.
  • First floor – rock wool insulation over under floor boards.
  • New condensing boiler to supply underfloor heating; all rooms have individual thermostatic controls.
  • Energy saving lighting throughout.
Measures installed in detail:

  • Triple glazed sash windows (except double glazed rooflights and attic).
  • Internal insulation to external walls.
  • Loft conversion to bedroom, insulation throughout.
  • Roof insulation and draught proofing membrane.
  • Ground floor: 150 mm floor insulation and underfloor heating.
  • First floor: rockwool under floor boards and underfloor heating.
  • Draught proofing
  • New condensing boiler.
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Water saving devices include low flow shower, and low flush toilet
Benefits of work carried out:

Unintended benefit of concrete floors – the needle never jumps on my record player!

Favourite feature:

Living in a house that no longer cools down as fast as we heat it.

Project update:

We have yet to reinstall the fireplaces and have only put basic ventilation measures in place.

Updated on 08/09/2013

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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.