SuperHome Database

Sheffield, Edgedale Road

House Summary

Seb Aslan and Louise Arnold

House Type:
1930s three story (including cellar)

Carbon saving:
79% - SuperHomes Assessed  

  • Sheffield SH Loft Insulation
  • Sheffiled SH fire
  • Sheffield SH boiler
  • Sheffield SH radiator

Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • Double Glazing
  • Floor Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Wood Stove

Upcoming events

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What visitors are saying

"I enjoyed this visit very much. The hosts were welcoming and the use of solar thermal collectors to provide some of the space heating via low temperature fan coil radiators was fascinating."

"Very enjoyable and informative on all matters such as in regards to wood burning stoves."

"Householder was very welcoming and knowledgable."

"Very helpful and informative. I am a Passivhaus designer and architect and I found it really useful finding out more about renewable technologies about which I know a very little."

Personal story:

My parents had PV and I feel I have a fairly good knowledge of the basic principles of green retrofitting even though I’m not an engineer, I’m a complete dabbler…I love the technology element of it. I have had experience of living in solid walled properties which were impossible to heat to a comfortable temperature.


The main motivation for me is definitely wanting to have a green house and not wanting to wreck the environment.  Saving money on energy bills is not really a reason for me as I could have made more money investing capital elsewhere; I just wanted to save as much energy as possible.

Property background:

This semi-detached property was built in the 1930s and includes a cellar and a modern extension to the rear. After actively seeking a property which could be environmentally retrofitted, I purchased this house in 2011 – with the intention of refurbishing it – and moved in to the house in 2012.

Key changes made:

A major part of the retrofit was to increase the heat retaining ability of the house which involved installing insulation in cavity walls, under floors and in the loft and also putting in double glazing. The renewable energy technologies installed included PV, solar thermal and a wood stove. Other energy saving measures include the use of low energy lighting.

Measures installed in detail:

• Cavity wall insulation using Polyurethane injected foam
• Condensing boiler with thermostatic controls, fan coil radiators operate at low temperatures
• New double glazing to kitchen, bathroom, sitting room and two bedrooms (Pilkington k)
• Underfloor insulation in extension, hall and sitting room. Rockwool insulation between the joists under the floor
• Loft insulation using Rockwool
• Low energy lighting
• 2.5 kWp Photovoltaic system added
• 5 Evacuated solar thermal tube panels (4.5kWp) added for hot water and heating contribution Including 1000 litre heat store and fan coil radiators (to operate at lower temperatures). Solar has approx max 4.5kw output (gas boiler used for back up)
• Wood burning stove

Benefits of work carried out:

Although I am already quite energy conscious I have been able to improve on that even further by relocating thermostatic controls for fan assisted radiators to promote only heating rooms when they are occupied. Even though the system would work fine without my adjustments, it uses less energy this way.

The reduction in energy consumption is as expected even though the system is not complete.

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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.