Green Homes Sheffield

12 - 13 Nov 2016

319 Sharrow Lane

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity

Location

319 Sharrow Lane
Sheffield
S11 8AP

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Opening times

12 - 13 Nov 2016
Open Sun 13th Nov for tours at 2.30pm and 4pm.

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A 3 bedroom detached house built approx 1936, but without cavity walls except for the kitchen extension (added around 1960). Before moving in, in 2014, I had major refurbishment work done, including a new roof, a new boiler, re-wiring, re-siting of the side door, bricking up 2 air vents no longer required to improve draught proofing, and internal wall insulation throughout.

My own builder (Mike Russon) did the work, and the choice of insulation material was guided by what he was comfortable with installing. Internal Wall Insulation cost about £5,300. The works collectively increased the EPC score from 38 to 87. Solar PV was installed by Homeco, whilst the scaffolding was up for use by roofers, and cost £6,400.

Plans for more improvements include secondary double glazing to a small feature window. Longer term replacing old double glazing at the front of the house to modern standards, and alterations to the kitchen to include under-floor insulation & heating. I feel the Internal Wall Insulation is a winner, making the house comfortable and would recommend it. I use the iMeasure energy tracking tool, which estimates my energy costs for a full year will be £224 electricity & £202 gas, though I'm currently paying slightly more than these (£23 elec, £27 gas per month) as a new customer.

For 15-16 my energy costs/income were:
gas - £417
Electricity - £195
solar pv income - £402.
 

'Plans for more improvements include alterations to kitchen to include under-floor insulation & heating, and longer term upgrading of double glazed units to modern standards.  I feel the Internal Wall Insulation is a winner, making the house comfortable, and I would recommend it

I had an energy appraisal report done before the work started, and found it very helpful.

Additional measures include: Under-floor insulation; loft insulation; modern boiler with separate upstairs & downstairs control units; lagging to pipework in cellar; double glazing; under floor heating to bathroom.

The house is a short uphill walk from the 3 bus route to/from Nether Edge (get off at Sharrow Lane). It is also served by the 4 (Sat) or 4A (Sun) bus which is an hourly service, get off at the Stag pub.  

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Location

319 Sharrow Lane
Sheffield
S11 8AP

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Opening times

12 - 13 Nov 2016
Open Sun 13th Nov for tours at 2.30pm and 4pm.

This event has now finished.

Just turn up www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-green-open-homes-weekend-nov-2016-tickets-29070487611

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