This three bedroom, end-of-terrace house in Portsmouth’s Lower Derby Road, is typical of thousands of properties built in the Portsmouth area in the early 1900s.
The property was in a poor state of repair and, as part of a programme of refurbishment, the opportunity was taken to significantly reduce carbon emissions and to enhance overall sustainability.
Improvements to the property include: DPC injection, insulation, new windows, a new kitchen and bathroom, a partial rewire, new joinery, a new heating system, and making good and decorating.
The building’s key environmental features include:
The scheme achieved maximum credits in the Water, Pollution, Management and Ecology categories.
Heating and hot water is provided by a gas combi boiler in conjunction with a solar thermal panel.
“Using the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment assessment method was a useful way of weighing up options for improving the dwelling. The package of measures chosen offered the most cost effective way of significantly reducing carbon emissions.”
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