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Wall insulation installed in community building's 'energy makeover'

Extra wall insulation was installed in a local community building as part of its energy makeover. In March last year, Cam Memorial Hall also received extra draught-proofing, a modern, energy-efficient boiler and solar panels, the Gazette reports. Now, the property has generated almost 20,000... More >

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Solid wall insulation and solar panels 'make homes energy efficient'

Solid wall insulation is just one of the additions people can make to their home if they want it to be more energy efficient. This is according to Michael Holmes, spokesman for the National Home Improvement Show, who commented on the news that Clarence House has been granted planning permission... More >

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Thermal insulation 'also acts as sound barrier'

Thermal insulation can act as a sound barrier as well as keeping rooms warm and cosy. According to an article posted on Free Press Release Distribution, the housing solution is "effective" at blocking noise. It also enables homeowners to lower their utility bills and save energy,... More >

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'Now is the time' to install thermal insulation

Homeowners have been advised that the warmer months are the ideal time to consider thermal insulation. This is because demand is low and it means people can ensure their house is ready to face the winter, the Mirror reports. It points out that about one-third of the heat lost from a property... More >

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Under floor heating 'is very popular'

People who are hoping to buy a new-build property are increasingly looking for residences that have under floor heating. This is according to an article in Scotland's Press and Journal newspaper, which claimed this form of upgrade is "very popular" at the moment. "One immediate... More >

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Thermal insulation 'a good idea for garage conversions'

Thermal insulation is one area people may wish to consider for their garage if they are looking to get it renovated. This is the opinion of Marc Loppas, writing for AboutMyArea, who claimed work such as this may be required to reduce heat transfer. "A solid concrete garage floor can remain... More >

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Homeowners urged to check wall insulation needs

It is very important that homeowners check their properties and establish whether they need wall insulation. This is according to Paul Fulsher, a contractor working for OSI Distribution, who said many people are unaware of the condition of their properties. Speaking to the Oregonian, he said... More >

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Wall insulation 'makes 100-year old homes energy efficient'

Wall insulation can be used to make older homes energy efficient, as well as newer properties, as one project in Muncie in the US has shown. Jonathan Spodek, an associate professor of architecture at Ball State University, co-founded an organisation called ecoRehab which aims to renovate very old... More >

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Wall insulation 'keeps houses cool in summer'

Installing wall insulation can be one of the best ways to keep a property cool in the summer, homeowners have been advised. Speaking to readers of the San Francisco Chronicle, Bill and Kevin Burnett said lining the attic is the "first line of defence". This is because, during the warmer... More >

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Car dealership installs under floor heating in new showroom

One family-run car dealership has used under floor heating to improve its showroom. Gillanders of Peterhead decided to modernise its outlet last February to fully accommodate the expanding range of motors it had on offer. As part of the development, the ground was re-tiled and under floor heating... More >

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Drywall insulation 'could save £150'

Installing drywall insulation could save homeowners up to £150, it has been claimed. According to the South Wales Echo, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) believes this is how much the solution could reduce people's energy bills by. The news provider reports that because drywall insulation... More >

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Wall insulation 'keeps houses warm and cool'

Wall insulation is important to keep houses cool as well as warm, one expert has highlighted. Writing for About The House on Castanet, Hugh Cairns said poor levels of attic cover can increase the temperature of the air inside a property. This is because heat from outside travels through loft... More >

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Solid wall insulation 'doesn't cost a lot'

One expert has advised homeowners that installing solid wall insulation does not have to cost a lot of money. Gordon Miller, sustainability and communications director of Sustain, pointed out that getting an attic insulated will only set people back about £200. This will enable Brits to... More >

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Man using turbine to run under floor heating

One man is constructing a wind turbine to help power the under floor heating in his home. Businessman Richard Oakes, from Mirfield, owns a five-bedroom property with a warmed swimming pool and under floor heating throughout, the Mirfield Reporter states. To save money on his energy bills and make... More >

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Lofts need wall insulation, says expert

Wall insulation should always be used to line loft spaces, according to one TV presenter. George Clark, who presents The Home Show and The Restoration Man on Channel 4, explained that saving energy and making a home eco-friendly does not have to be expensive. He told the Telegraph that using wall... More >

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'Don't wait' to get thermal insulation

Brits have been urged not to delay in getting thermal wall insulation for their homes during the winter. Julian Troake, energy surveyor and spokesperson for the Home Heat Helpline, said people should "act now" to get their properties ready for the colder months. "Keep your house... More >

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Could expert shower insulation help reduce DIY accidents?

Calling in the experts to install shower insulation could help to reduce the number of DIY accidents that occur in the home. This is because, according to one expert, homeowners should not attempt large-scale DIY projects if they are not used to household improvements. Michael Holmes,... More >

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Under floor heating 'great alternative to radiators'

One architect believes under floor heating is a good alternative to wall radiators. Speaking to the Telegraph, George Clarke, presenter of The Home Show and The Restoration Man on Channel 4, said he dislikes the traditional heating solutions. "They don't just look ugly, they are... More >

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Prevent condensation 'with proper wall insulation'

People may want to install new wall insulation to ensure they do not get a build-up of condensation in their homes, according to one expert. Jeff Howell told readers of the Telegraph that if there are gaps or uninsulated areas of the property, moisture is likely to gather there. In colder... More >

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Famous Grade I-listed building features under floor heating

Under floor heating can be used to warm up older homes as well as new, as one famous property could prove. The Grade I-listed Clare House, in East Malling, Kent, was built in 1793 and has become the set for many TV and film productions, including the BBC's recent Vanity Fair production. It... More >

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Could natural materials complement under floor heating?

Homeowners looking to install under floor heating to keep their properties warm may like to complement this with natural materials. Simon Errill, managing director at Stonehouse Tiles, explained that surfaces like wood and stone are currently in vogue in the world of interior design. He said... More >

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Thermal insulation 'recommended for older homes'

One expert has advised that foam thermal insulation should be installed in older properties. Writing for the Seattle Times, Dwight Barnett, certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, noted that insulating a building will lower the amount of energy required to heat... More >

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Wall insulation 'pays for itself'

In just a short amount of time, wall insulation "pays for itself", according to one news provider. News.com.au's Money Matters suggests that the savings people or businesses can make depend on the size of the building. However, the solution can save up to NZ$300 (£136) on an annual energy... More >

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Thermal Insulation 'key to an eco-home'

Thermal insulation is essential if people want to live in an environmentally-friendly home, it has been claimed. Speaking to Hampton Roads, builder Guy Sorensen, a partner at Meadow Green Builders, said people should look to include the insulation in their perimeter walls, roofing and crawl... More >

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Under floor heating 'controlling temperatures at Robert Burns Museum'

Under floor heating is being used in the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (RBBM), which is set to open its doors in September. The £21 million project in Alloway includes two rooms in which the heat can be carefully controlled, Nat Edwards, director of the RBBM, told the Ayrshire... More >

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Could drywall insulation keep new Shrewsbury homes warm?

Drywall insulation may be required to keep homes in a new scheme in Shrewsbury nice and warm. A total of 112 new properties will be built as part of the Copthorne Grange development at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital South site. There will be two, three, four and five-bedroom homes constructed,... More >

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Could eco-friendly community development include solid wall insulation?

A new eco-friendly hub, that may require solid wall insulation, is being constructed in Barking. The Rivergate Centre aims to use sustainable materials during the building process to keep its carbon footprint low, while green roofs will be used to attract wildlife. It is being constructed as... More >

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Could new Middlesbrough homes include thermal insulation?

Some new homes, which may require thermal insulation, are planned for Middlesbrough. A total of 20 apartments are to be built on the former Levick House site and they will be constructed for older people and adults with learning difficulties. The Homes and Communities Agency is providing... More >

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Solid wall insulation 'aids low-cost heating'

Installing wall insulation is one of the ways in which people can keep their house as warm as possible without paying a fortune, it has been claimed. According to Triple Pundit, the rising cost of energy means more homeowners are considering new design features to keep their properties... More >

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Coleen and Wayne Rooney buy under floor heating for dogs

Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have reportedly spent £10,000 on under floor heating for their dogs. The couple have four pooches which live in a special doggy block at their £4.5 million home in Cheshire, the Sun reports. Speaking to the news provider, a source claimed that although it was... More >

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