We have refurbished our four bedroom 1960’s end of terrace town house in Central North Oxford to create an ultra-low energy comfortable family home. We have installed a combination of measures to save energy and generate renewable energy plus undertaking some alterations to update the interior and improve the layout. We are Tim Nicholson, Joanne Bowlt and our two boys.
Recent Blog Posts
- Sustainable bathroom and shower room We have sourced various products that save water, save energy and look stylish. In summary we have used: Bathroom Hansgrohe shower, bath filler and basin ...
- How can I super insulate my floor – part four: under floor heating Having decided to dig up the original concrete floor to super insulate beneath it, we took advantage of the opportunity to install wet ...
- Green Deal changes welcome but much more to achieve for zero carbon homes target Guest post by Mark Sait, managing director of energy efficiency and water saving specialists SaveMoneyCutCarbon, one of our supporting suppliers The recent re-launch of ...
- How can I super insulate my floor – part three: insulation We chose 200mm of EPS 70 (Expanded Polystyrene) as the insulation for the floor. We considered using XPS (Extruded Polystyrene) or Super Plus EPS ...
Improvements and Measures
- High levels of insulation in the walls, roof and floor
- New brick wall to create second cavity for insulation
- High levels of airtightness
- Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
- Triple glazed windows
- Solar PV
- Solar thermal
- Thermal store
- Wood burning boiler stove
- Under floor heating
- LED lighting
- Low flow plumbing
- New kitchen