A 100 year-old mid-terraced house in Manchester, of solid wall construction, has been extensively refurbished to achieve the lowest possible energy usage. This privately funded project (on a limited budget) was carried out by the property owner who is now resident.
The extensive renovation began with the house in a general state dilapidation (featuring a collapsed ground floor, very high levels of damp, only 3 working lights, no upstairs power, and structural problems with the roof and frontage). The renovation featured solid wall insulation, the installation of a light well in the roof, and extensive air-tightness works (achieving an outstanding air-permeability rating of 1.7m3/h /m2). Ventilation was provided by window mounted air-inlets with an Aereco V4A constant pressure fan and BXC Extract Grilles.
Now completed, the energy performance of the house will continue to be monitored.
Please visit the blog of the owner at https://sites.google.com/site/lowerenergyterracedhouse/home
The ventilation part is at https://sites.google.com/site/lowerenergyterracedhouse/ventilation