Glebe House "Superhome 200"

Ecomorph Directors, Sue and Richard, are environmental scientists. We tested assessment methods to calculate heat losses, and to optimise the ecofitting of our cold, draughty home; under Sustainable Wallingford's LEAF project, in 2012. 


Annually we were using 24,000 kWh of gas and 3500 kWh of electricity, costing £1800 (2014 prices) and emitting 7 tonnes of CO2.

We researched and installed home energy efficiency systems into Glebe House, including St Lucian’s Skirt, our innovation for perimeter insulation.


Refurbishment took place 2013-2014, with energy efficiency measures being the major focus. Heat demand has been reduced to one-third.


  • Thick roof insulation
  • Triple-glazed argon filled windows
  • Insulated doors
  • Mechanical heat recovery and ventilation
  • Wood burning stoves
  • LED lightbulbs
  • Solar panels for electricity and hot water
  • Batteries to store electricity
  • External insulation of walls
  • Insulation below ground (St Lucian’s Skirt)
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Floor insulation
  • Low energy appliances
  • Electric car charging
  • Garden developed for biodiversity
  • Swimming pond


We were pleased to meet the rigorous standards of the Superhomes Network, as their 200th home. Since2015, we have had around 30 people visit at our open days in September.


Please contact us, through Superhomes, or direct, for inspiration or guidance on any of the technologies that we have used.


Perhaps even more threatening than climate change is the terrible decline in our natural world: the loss of biodiversity. The final phase of refurbishment at Glebe House in 2015-2016 was to improve the frontage - previously a desolate plot of tarmac and mounds of grass - to a wildlife friendly garden with pond and natural swimming pool.


We were pleased to employ Green Art for this conversion.

Contact Us

Call Sue Roberts on:

Tel: 01491 836 425

Mob: 07913 896 874

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Ecomorph Ltd (Registration Number 8386435), Glebe House, Reading Road, Oxfordshire, OX10 9DT