SuperHome Database

Northern Ireland, Glenavy, Tullynewbank Road

House Summary

Stephen and Rosemarie Gourley

House Type:
Detached , Cottage 1900

Carbon saving:
84% - Remote Assessed  

  • 20161026_133718

Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Double Glazing
  • Floor Insulation
  • Heat Pump (Air Source)
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Water Saving Devices

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Property background:

The original building is 1890’s with a 80’s extension. When we moved to the property in the late nineties it was cold and damp and had three small bedrooms and practically no insulation.

Key changes made:

  • Double glazing with some triple glazed with low e glass
  • Cavity wall insulation , 400mm
  • Loft insulation, 100mm
  • Floor insulation
  • Under floor heating
  • Eurosmart heating controls
  • Air source heat pump with 500 litre buffer tank
  • 6.5 kw pv system
  • Heat recovery and ventilation
  • Sun pipe
  • Low energy appliances
  • Low energy lighting
  • 300 litre dhw cyclinder
Measures installed in detail:

  • Air source heat pump
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Double glazing with low e glass
  • Floor insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Low energy appliances
  • Low energy lighting
  • Mechanical heat recovery
  • Solar pv panels
  • Triple glazing with low e glass
  • Under floor heating
Benefits of work carried out:

We now have a warm comfortable home with very low running costs.

Favourite feature:

The air source heat pump.

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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.