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Colchester flat features

The following charts compare flat features in Colchester postcode area to the flat features in whole England and Wales. Outer ring charts show share in Colchester, inner charts show share for England and Wales. Data is taken from energy certificates for domestic buildings. The certificates were issued between 2008-2016. Data is available for more than 50% of all domestic properties. In case of multiple certificate for one property, only the latest available certificate data was used in the charts.

Colchester flats by number of rooms

Room count is number of habitable rooms. Habitable rooms include any living room, sitting room, dining room, bedroom, study and similar; and also a non-separated conservatory and a kitchen/diner having a discrete seating area. Excluded from the room count are any room used solely as a kitchen, utility room, bathroom, cloakroom, en-suite accommodation and similar, any hallway, stairs or landing, and any room not having a window.

Colchester flats by number of rooms
No. of roomsColchesterEngland & Wales
15.5%5.8%
235.4%37.4%
349.1%42.6%
47.8%10.5%
51.7%2.7%
6+0.5%1.0%

Colchester flats by floor area size

The gross floor area - the total of all enclosed spaces measured to the internal face of the external walls

Colchester flats by floor area size
Floor area sizeColchesterEngland & Wales
29m² or less3.8%4.2%
30-49m²35.0%33.5%
50-69m²42.2%39.8%
70-89m²15.1%15.7%
90-109m²2.5%4.0%
110-149m²1.1%2.1%
150m²+0.3%0.7%

Colchester flats by rental type

Colchester flats by rental type
Rental typeColchesterEngland & Wales
social rental19.9%24.6%
private rental28.1%27.7%
non-rental52.0%47.6%

Colchester flats by number of fireplaces

The number of open fireplaces in the property. Air can pass between the inside of the property and the outside.

Colchester flats by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesColchesterEngland & Wales
098.3%96.4%
11.6%3.1%
20.1%0.4%
3+0.0%0.1%

Colchester flats by main heating fuel

The type of fuel used to power the central heating. Bio is one of biomass, B30D, B30K, bioethanol, biogas, rapeseed. Coal also includes anthracite. Dual is dual fuel with mineral or wood. Wood can be pellets, chips or logs.

Colchester flats by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeColchesterEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.1%
coal0.1%0.2%
dual0.0%0.0%
elect44.6%28.9%
gas54.4%69.7%
LPG0.1%0.2%
no heat0.5%0.5%
oil0.3%0.2%
waste0.0%0.1%
wood0.0%0.0%

Colchester flats by windows glazing

The type of glazing. From British Fenestration Rating Council or manufacturer declaration.

Colchester flats by windows glazing
Windows glazingColchesterEngland & Wales
sigle9.6%12.0%
double/secondary82.6%79.2%
triple/multiple0.2%0.3%
high perfomance7.6%8.5%

Colchester flats by gas meter availability

A gas meter or a gas-burning appliance is available in the dwelling. A closed-off gas pipe does not count.

Colchester flats by gas meter availability
Mains gasColchesterEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance47.5%61.5%
no gas meter52.5%38.5%

Colchester flats by number of heated rooms

Colchester flats by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsColchesterEngland & Wales
17.8%7.0%
236.2%37.5%
347.1%41.9%
47.2%10.2%
51.4%2.5%
6+0.4%0.9%

Colchester flats by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Colchester flats by solar heating availability
Solar heatingColchesterEngland & Wales
solar0.2%0.1%
no solar99.8%99.9%

Associated reports:

Colchester home features

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Colchester home energy certificates

Colchester real estate market

Colchester salary and unemployment

Colchester energy costs

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