SuperHomes celebrating 10 years of progress


10 August 2017
Mark Brown's 1980s detached house in High Wycombe has achieved 90% carbon savings
More than 100 free open house events will take place across the UK next month to celebrate the 10th year of SuperHomes, the award-winning national network of over 200 homes that have all reduced their carbon footprint by a minimum of 60%.

Since 2007, 222 homeowners have all transformed their properties through environmentally-minded renovation, resulting in lower energy bills, smaller carbon footprints and a huge increase in comfort levels.
SuperHomes include all types of houses, ranging from Grade II-listed 16th Century ironstone properties to ex-council houses built in the 1990s; from six-bedroom Victorian mansions to 1940 terraces; from idyllic ecolodge retreats in rural Snowdonia to single-storey flats in the heart of London.

The technology used within and around SuperHomes is innovative and market-leading, and they offer exceptional, and often unique, examples of green technologies in the UK. In addition to the more mature aspects of green renovation, such as external wall insulation, solar PV panels and heat pumps, SuperHomes boast a variety of cutting-edge technologies such as Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems, green roofs, biomass boilers, and even whole-house airtight membranes. SuperHomes are pioneers in renewable technology and energy efficiency. The most recent addition (SuperHome #222) is carbon neutral.

The open house events take place every September to inspire visitors to make their homes greener and more sustainable. The SuperHome owners provide honest and detailed accounts of their renovation stories, and offer invaluable advice and guidance for anyone wanting to follow in their footsteps.

Founder of the project (and owner of SuperHome #42), John Doggart, said: “Thousands of people attend our SuperHomes each year and visitors typically go on to invest over £4,000 on energy improvements. This is a fantastic way of helping people to improve their comfort and fuel bills whilst making a vital impact on reducing climate change. Go visit one of the properties and see for yourself.” 

Open days take place throughout the year with a co-ordinated national event throughout September. Most of our openings coincide with Heritage Open Days (7-10 September) and London Open House (16-17 September). Visit the SuperHomes website to find out more.
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