Victorian Mid-Terrace House

Whole House Renovation 2013-14

1880’s mid terrace, 3 bedrooms, small garden, 1 occupant. Total Floor area: 130 Sq metres.

Late Victorian solid wall construction with slate roof, width is 5m x 14.2m max length. The front of house is rendered, the rear is red brick with breathable lime mortar. Interior consists of suspended wooden floors, walls are lime plastered with decorative mouldings and picture rails. There was one toilet and one bathroom upstairs with a narrow kitchen in the traditional back extension. Rear patio 2.4m deep with steps up to a 5mx5m garden.

Key features

Double-glazed original wooden sash windows, high levels of roof insulation, whole house under floor insulated, solid wall internal insulation to back extension, whole house Positive Input Ventilation, LED & low energy lighting, Solar PhotoVoltaic panels added in Nov2013 with Immersun to take excess generated electricity to heat hot water in 250L heat store tank. Solar gain lean-to, rainwater collection in numerous water butts, wormery, Warré hive bees and productive multi-layered vegetable and fruit garden which was a Cheltenham-in-Bloom award winner.

Energy Rating 87, band B.

2016 Annual Energy Costs: £608. Feed-in-Tariff income £496.

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