Open Energy received a grant from Arwain www.arwain.wales and this funded 5 home audits in typical Newtown properties. Arwain is the Leader programme in Powys.
The purpose of this is to make these available to people who might live in similar properties in Newtown who might learn quite a lot by reading an audit of a similar type of property. If you live in a house of similar age and construction, some of the recommendations would equally apply to your home.
In addition, these reports would give you some idea of the type of advice that you would receive if you commissioned a bespoke report for your own property. We would recommend getting your own bespoke report if you are considering investing significantly in making your home more energy-efficient.
To access the reports following the link in the final column of the table below:
|A||Victorian end terrace|
Solid stone and brick wall, with 1980’s cavity wall extension.
Gas central heatingSolid floors
Single glazed windows.
|B||1960s semi, cavity wall, with several cavity wall extensions|
Gas central heating
UPVC double glazing throughout
|C||3 bedroom, semi-detached house in Newtown, built in the 1980s.|
Conventional brick cavity walls, retro-filled with cavity wall insulation.
Loft insulation 250mm between the joists.
Combi-gas boiler with radiators, programmer/timer and thermostat.
|D||3 bed Victorian Mid Terrace house|
Built around 1850
The walls are solid brick, insulated loft, and Replacement UPVC double glazed windows.
Solar hot water panel installed.
Heating from a gas boiler with supplemental heat from a wood stove.
|E||3 bed mid-terrace victorian house built around 1880.|
Additional rooms have been built in the roof.
Original windows. Heating from a gas boiler.
These reports were commissioned from Carbon Coop, based in Manchester. Carbon Coop has been developing a programme of support to householders over the past several years, including being part of a pilot funded by BEIS to develop community-based retrofit solutions. https://carbon.coop/