SuperHome Database

Sheffield, Heeley, Alexandra Road, South Yorkshire Energy Centre

House Summary

South Yorkshire Energy Centre - Contact: Shelly Davis

House Type:
1880's terraced house

Carbon saving:
60%+ - SuperHomes Assessed  

  • Solarthermal_Sheffield_SYEC
  • South_Yorkshire_Energy_Centre_Bike_Gen
  • South_Yorkshire_Energy_Centre_Kitchen
  • Solarthermal_Sheffield_SYEC

Measures installed:

  • Double Glazing
  • Draught-proofing
  • Eco materials
  • Heat Pump (Ground Source)
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Sunpipe
  • Underfloor Heating

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Measures installed in detail:

  • Double glazing (new windows and existing)
  • Mostly untreated softwood frames DG, low-e, U value=2
  • Old windows and doors draught-stripped/overhauled
  • Fitting high performance timber windows at the rear of the property
  • External walls insulated with 50 or 100mm insulation
  • Replaced old ceiling mouldings with equivalent, where hidden by insulation
  • 3-5 sq m solar thermal panels for domestic hot water heating
  • 6kW Ground Source Heat Pump installed, with 240m of buried collector (off gas)
  • Some underfloor heating
  • Loft insulation 100-200mm added
  • Ventilation rates reduced by sealing joints, and house pressure tested
  • Most of floor and skirting gaps sealed
  • Low energy lighting
  • Sunpipe also fitted
  • Low energy appliances
  • Mock up of eco kitchen installed, using recycled wood cabinets and work surfaces
  • ‘Eco paints’ used throughout
  • 10 Solar PV panels on S facing roof
  • Rain water harvesting tank in cellar
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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.