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Reading home features

The following charts compare home (both flats and houses) features in Reading postcode area to the home features in whole England and Wales. Outer ring charts show share in Reading, 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.

Reading homes 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.

Reading homes by number of rooms
No. of roomsReadingEngland & Wales
12.1%1.7%
212.0%12.6%
320.4%21.1%
418.9%22.4%
520.6%22.9%
6+26.0%19.2%

Reading homes by floor area size

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

Reading homes by floor area size
Floor area sizeReadingEngland & Wales
29m² or less1.5%1.4%
30-49m²12.5%12.5%
50-69m²22.9%23.7%
70-89m²24.9%28.4%
90-109m²14.6%14.7%
110-149m²13.7%11.8%
150m²+10.0%7.5%

Reading homes by rental type

Reading homes by rental type
Rental typeReadingEngland & Wales
social rental10.2%14.2%
private rental18.5%16.6%
non-rental71.3%69.2%

Reading homes by number of fireplaces

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

Reading homes by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesReadingEngland & Wales
084.4%88.8%
113.0%9.1%
22.1%1.7%
3+0.5%0.4%

Reading homes 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.

Reading homes by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeReadingEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.1%
coal0.5%0.5%
dual0.1%0.2%
elect14.6%11.8%
gas79.1%82.6%
LPG0.6%0.7%
no heat0.2%0.3%
oil4.9%3.6%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.1%0.1%

Reading homes by windows glazing

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

Reading homes by windows glazing
Windows glazingReadingEngland & Wales
sigle5.4%6.6%
double/secondary85.8%86.7%
triple/multiple0.3%0.2%
high perfomance8.4%6.4%

Reading homes 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.

Reading homes by gas meter availability
Mains gasReadingEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance70.6%76.2%
no gas meter29.4%23.8%

Reading homes by number of heated rooms

Reading homes by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsReadingEngland & Wales
12.7%2.7%
212.3%13.3%
320.6%21.4%
418.9%22.3%
520.1%22.1%
6+25.3%18.3%

Reading homes by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Reading homes by solar heating availability
Solar heatingReadingEngland & Wales
solar0.3%0.3%
no solar99.7%99.7%

Associated reports:

Reading house features

Reading flat features

Reading crime statistics

Reading population statistics

Reading home energy certificates

Reading real estate market

Reading salary and unemployment

Reading energy costs

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