Reading house features

The following charts compare house features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in Reading postcode area to the house 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.

Reading houses 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 houses by number of rooms
No. of roomsReadingEngland & Wales
10.3%0.1%
23.5%2.9%
311.5%12.6%
422.8%27.0%
527.2%31.0%
6+34.7%26.4%

Reading houses by floor area size

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

Reading houses by floor area size
Floor area sizeReadingEngland & Wales
under 30m²0.2%0.2%
30-49m²3.8%3.6%
50-69m²14.2%16.8%
70-89m²29.1%33.8%
90-109m²19.3%19.0%
110-149m²19.3%16.1%
150m²+14.0%10.5%

Reading houses by rental type

Reading houses by rental type
Rental typeReadingEngland & Wales
social rental6.9%9.9%
private rental15.0%12.4%
non-rental78.1%77.7%

Reading houses 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 houses by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesReadingEngland & Wales
081.7%87.3%
115.4%10.3%
22.3%1.9%
3+0.5%0.4%

Reading houses 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 houses by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeReadingEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.0%
coal0.1%0.3%
dual0.1%0.3%
elect5.4%4.8%
gas86.9%88.3%
LPG0.8%0.9%
no heat0.1%0.2%
oil6.4%4.9%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.1%0.2%

Reading houses by windows glazing

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

Reading houses by windows glazing
Windows glazingReadingEngland & Wales
sigle4.0%3.7%
double/secondary85.1%87.7%
triple/multiple0.4%0.3%
high perfomance10.5%8.4%

Reading houses 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 houses by gas meter availability
Mains gasReadingEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance76.0%80.0%
no gas meter24.0%20.0%

Reading houses by number of heated rooms

Reading houses by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsReadingEngland & Wales
10.8%0.9%
23.8%3.7%
311.8%13.1%
422.9%26.9%
526.7%29.9%
6+34.0%25.4%

Reading houses by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Reading houses by solar heating availability
Solar heatingReadingEngland & Wales
solar0.4%0.3%
no solar99.6%99.7%

Associated reports:

Reading home features

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Reading home energy certificates

Reading salary and unemployment

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Reading population statistics

Reading property prices

Reading energy costs

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