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A house like yours

Do you want to reduce your energy bills and cut carbon emissions? Would you like your house to be a healthier and more comfortable place to live?

There are many ways to make a building more energy-efficient, regardless of the house type, your personal circumstances, or budget. Get ready to see how your own home could be improved…

Meet 12 proud homeowners across Oxford who, as part of Oxford City Council’s ‘A House Like Mine‘ initiative, received a Whole House Plan for their properties, identifying energy-saving actions to make their homes more comfortable, energy-efficient, and kinder to the planet. These represent 12 different house types, one of which could be like your own.

Whether you are a homeowner or landlord renting out one or more properties, and whether you own a pre-1900s property in a conservation area or a 1990s flat, you can find out what improvements are possible in the case studies below.

Owner-occupiers

Pre-1900s mid-terrace, Walton Manor, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 91B

1950s semi-detached, Marston, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 97A

1900s detached, Botley, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 92A

1950s steel-framed ‘Howard House’, Rose Hill, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 95A

1920s semi-detached, Rose Hill, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 98A

1930s semi-detached, Rose Hill, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 99A

1940s semi-detached, St. Clements, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 93A

Pre-1900s mid-terrace, Osney Island, Oxford

Owner-occupier. Potential EPC: 92A

Rental properties

Energy efficiency standards for rental properties are rising, presenting an excellent opportunity for landlords to improve their properties. If you are a landlord, find out the benefits of updating your property.

Pre-1900s end-terrace, Jericho, Oxford (rental)

Tenants (5 professionals). Potential EPC: 89B

1950s end-terrace, Blackbird Leys, Oxford (Rental)

Tenants (family). Potential EPC: 100A

1900s mid-terrace, Littlemore, Oxford (Rental)

Tenants (family). Potential EPC: 100A

1990s top-floor flat, Temple Cowley, Oxford (Rental)

Tenants (Professional couple). Potential EPC: 85B

Try it for yourself

Are you thinking about improving the comfort and energy performance of your home?  If you live in Oxfordshire, start your energy-saving journey with our free Plan Builder tool. It will help you see how your property is currently performing and identify potential improvements. Develop your very own plan to make your home more comfortable, greener, and cheaper to run.

Grant funding

Whether you own your home or rent – you may be eligible for a
grant for insulation, heat pumps or even a whole house upgrade.

Talk to someone about energy bills

Are you struggling with your energy bills? Better Housing Better Health is a free advice service supporting residents to keep warm, stay safe and live well in their homes.

Free energy advice and support

If you have any questions or concerns about how to keep yor home comfortable, Low Carbon Hub have lots of free resources available to help you keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.

About ‘A House Like Mine’

A House Like Mine is an Oxford City Council initiative, delivered in collaboration with Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and Low Carbon Hub. This project was designed to help you discover the potential for your own property and take the next step towards making your home more comfortable, energy-efficient, and planet-friendly.

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