SuperHome Database

Shrewsbury, Bryn Road

House Summary

Richard Davies

House Type:
1932 Semi-detached with 3 floors

Carbon saving:
77% - SuperHomes Assessed  

  • Davies SH
  • Water saving
  • Wood stove

Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • Double Glazing
  • Draught-proofing
  • Floor Insulation
  • Heat Recovery Unit
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Roof Insulation
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Water Saving Devices
  • Wood Stove

Upcoming events

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What visitors are saying

"I found Richard very informative and it was good to see his work in progress . His savings and low energy systems were very impressive."

"Richard and Janis were very welcoming and informative . . . I mentioned several of my own design problems and they helped me find solutions. I came away happy to have had that insight and experience!"

"It was useful to have the historical perspective, the owners having owned the house for some years were very knowledgeable about design and finance."

" I mentioned several of my own design problems and they helped me find solutions - tried and tested low cost suppliers."

"Owner was very helpful, lots/variety of good stuff happening; also useful to have the historical perspective having owned the house for some years and very knowledgeable about design and finance.”

"Most interesting for us was water saving. Will act on drainpipe-fed outside tap.”

"Doing improvements at a time when jobs needed doing anyway is very cost effective. I hope my son will do improvements this way."

Measures installed in detail:

  • Existing wooden windows refurbished with stepped double glazed units, with argon fill and K glass.
  • Draught proofing (Q-lon Retro 21B) plus magnetic ‘secondary’ glazing with 2mm acrylic.
  • Mineral fibre cavity filled. Plus closed cell foam internal insulation in two rooms.
  • 4 inch mineral fibre insulation between joists
  • 4 inch mineral fibre between rafters.
  • 50mm of polystyrene under one of two suspended wooden floors.
  • Heat recovery ventilation unit fitted in kitchen.
  • Condensing boiler with thermostatic radiator valves fitted on radiators. External weather compensation control of boiler.
  • Viessmann Vitosol 300 with 30 evacuated tubes and 300 litre mains pressure hot water tank.
  • 4kW peak of Sanyo panels with TL4000 SMA inverter generating c. 3,400kWh/annum
  • Morso Squirrel wood stove burning 4 cubic metres of seasoned hardwood a year.
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Low energy appliances throughout
  • Water saving devices includes; Toilets dual flush 4/2.5 litre. Rainwater flushing on downstairs loo. Rainwater outside sink.
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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.