SuperHome Database

York, Temple Avenue, Joseph Rowntree Trust – SUPERHOME 100

House Summary

Jonathan Gibson- Joseph Rowntree Trust
House Type:
2 storey 30s semi
Carbon saving:
66% - SuperHomes Assessed  

Measures installed:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Condensing boiler
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery
  • Roof Insulation
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Triple Glazing

  • York Temple Avenue Front Facade
  • York, Temple Avenue_rear

Upcoming events

Early interest in Open Days encourages SuperHome owners to host more events. If you'd like to visit this property please contact the owner and let them know. SuperHomers are often happy to respond to questions about their refurbishment project by email between times. Please read ‘more on contacting this SuperHomer’ before you make contact.

What visitors are saying

“Good way to get independent, realistic information.”

"It was a very useful visit… The house owner could add how things had affected her e.g. she needs 1/3 less medication for her breathing condition. A great result for her and cost effective for the NHS!"

"Interesting to see what can be done at what cost."

"Very interesting, friendly hosts!"

"Really valuable tour, clearly demonstrating the stages of improvements and benefits versus costs."

"Being able to see and talk about the improvements was well worth an 80 mile round trip.The quality of the doors and windows was far above what a vidieo could show. Well done to everyone involved."

Measures installed in detail:

  • Triple glazing throughout – UPVC, argon filled, U value 0.83
  • External wall insulation and cavity fill – 175mm phenolic foam , U value 0.15
  • Roof insulation – 400mm fibre quilt , U value 0.11
  • Floor insulation – 75mm Kingspan Kooltherm , U value 0.195
  • Whole house MVHR –  assumed 80% efficient
  • Air pressure test to 5.42
  • Condensing boiler
  • 4.7 sqm solar thermal panels
  • 100% low energy lighting throughout
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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.