North East flat features

The following charts compare flat features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in North East region to the flat features in whole England and Wales. Data is taken from energy certificates for domestic buildings. The certificates were issued between 2008-2019. Data is available for more than 15 million properties.

North East 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.

North East flats by number of rooms
No. of roomsNorth EastEngland & Wales
13.4%6.2%
231.6%37.4%
347.8%42.2%
412.6%10.6%
52.8%2.7%
6+1.8%1.0%

North East flats by floor area size

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

North East flats by floor area size
Floor area sizeNorth EastEngland & Wales
under 30m²2.5%4.5%
30-49m²27.3%32.8%
50-69m²48.1%39.5%
70-89m²15.9%16.1%
90-109m²3.3%4.1%
110-149m²2.3%2.2%
150m²+0.6%0.7%

North East flats by rental type

North East flats by rental type
Rental typeNorth EastEngland & Wales
social rental32.5%23.1%
private rental26.0%29.1%
non-rental41.4%47.8%

North East 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.

North East flats by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesNorth EastEngland & Wales
097.5%97.1%
12.2%2.5%
20.3%0.3%
3+0.0%0.1%

North East 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.

North East flats by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeNorth EastEngland & Wales
bio0.4%0.1%
coal0.0%0.0%
dual0.0%0.0%
elect21.1%29.7%
gas77.8%69.2%
LPG0.1%0.2%
no heat0.4%0.5%
oil0.1%0.2%
waste0.0%0.1%
wood0.0%0.0%

North East flats by windows glazing

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

North East flats by windows glazing
Windows glazingNorth EastEngland & Wales
sigle8.4%10.5%
double/secondary86.1%77.1%
triple/multiple0.2%0.3%
high perfomance5.3%12.1%

North East 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.

North East flats by gas meter availability
Mains gasNorth EastEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance70.2%58.2%
no gas meter29.8%41.8%

North East flats by number of heated rooms

North East flats by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsNorth EastEngland & Wales
14.0%7.2%
231.8%37.4%
347.4%41.6%
412.3%10.3%
52.7%2.6%
6+1.7%0.9%

North East flats by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

North East flats by solar heating availability
Solar heatingNorth EastEngland & Wales
solar0.1%0.1%
no solar99.9%99.9%

Associated reports:

North East home features

North East house features

North East home energy certificates

North East crime statistics

North East population statistics

North East property prices

North East energy costs

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