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Attic 'best place to add thermal insulation'

The attic space is the most important place to install thermal insulation, homeowners have been advised. Curtis Maxwell described in a programme for US NewsChannel Four how adequately lagging a property can prevent heat loss and reduce energy consumption, KFOR TV reports. Using an infrared... More >

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Bungalow 'transformed using thermal insulation'

Thermal insulation has helped one woman transform her house into an energy-efficient property recognised for its green credentials. The Durango Herald reports how US homeowner Kathleen Adams has earned herself a place on the 2010 La Plata County Energy Tour after spending a year upgrading her... More >

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Thermal insulation fitted to 'zero carbon homes'

Thermal insulation will help to make properties in a proposed eco village in the north-east zero carbon. Plans for the £3.5 million build are to be unveiled to the public in Redcar and Cleveland tomorrow (September 30th), the Evening Gazette reports. Four of the 26 properties will meet the... More >

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Under floor insulation 'can prevent heat loss'

Installing thermal insulation under the floor can be a good way to prevent heat loss, it has been claimed. Todd Roe, of Bloedorn Lumber Company in the US, told the North Platte Telegraph that people often overlook this home improvement. The expert recommended individuals take the time to... More >

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Under floor heating 'helps school win top award'

A school in Oxford has won an award for its environmentally-friendly approach. Magdalen College School used an unusual technique to install under floor heating throughout the building, the Oxford Mail reports. A series of 55-metre deep holes were dug in the school car park that connect to 18... More >

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Thermal insulation a 'cheap, worthwhile investment'

Heating insulation is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce energy consumption and cut household bills. This was the advice given to Helium readers by Christyl Rivers, who offered people a number of tips on the best ways to save money around the home. "Insulation is one of... More >

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Marmox aims to ‘stop’ thermal bridging at the root

Leading manufacturer Marmox UK Ltd, well known for Marmox insulated tile backer boards and wetroom solutions is now launching a new product to combat thermal bridging in the base of walls. Designed to insulate where the wall meets the floor, Marmox Thermoblocks replace the bottom layer of bricks... More >

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Heating insulation 'is vital'

Heating insulation is an effective way to make a home more energy efficient and significantly reduce bills, it has been claimed. Anna-Marie DeSouza, editor at Build It magazine, explained how it is imperative people take steps to make their property and lifestyle more... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can help attract property buyers'

People hoping to sell their home have been advised that installing solid wall insulation could help to attract buyers. This is according to an article in the Independent, which provided readers with tips on how to make their properties appeal to individuals. It was suggested that by... More >

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Autumn 'perfect time for installing thermal insulation'

Now is the ideal time to check whether a home has adequate heating insulation, according to one commentator. In an article for Helium, Lenna Gonya gave people tips about how to prepare their home for cold weather. She encouraged readers to have a look in their attic and evaluate the standard of... More >

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Attic thermal insulation 'should be at least eight inches thick'

Homeowners have been advised to ensure their attic thermal insulation is more than eight inches thick in order to be of maximum benefit. Renovator Gerry Frederick told readers of the Cranbrook Daily Townsmen that anything less than that is "not enough". He described how laying heating... More >

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Homeowners 'can save money by laying thermal insulation'

Homeowners could save money by investing in thermal insulation and laying it themselves, it has been suggested. Tim Doherty, managing director of the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon, said: "Insulation is ... something that can be tackled and, with energy prices... More >

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Heating insulation 'one of the benefits of a new property'

Energy-efficient technologies such as wall insulation could tempt buyers to consider new houses over older properties. This is according to David Pretty, chairman of the New Homes Marketing Board, who explained his comments in an interview with the Mirfield Reporter. He stated that often heating... More >

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Under floor heating 'transforms Victorian church'

A Victorian church has undergone a series of renovations to bring it into the 21st century. Following a break-down in the heating system in 2008, it was decided the 156-year-old St Mary's Parish Church needed a face-lift, the Westmorland Gazette reports. Sections of floor were raised and... More >

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Thermal insulation 'could reduce the UK's carbon emissions'

Preventing heat loss in the home through fitting thermal insulation is one of the simplest ways to reduce carbon emissions, it has been claimed. Writing for the Western Mail, the director of the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) Wales office David Rosser explained how there are... More >

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Loft insulation 'can significantly reduce household bills'

People have been encouraged to install thermal insulation in their homes before the winter. In an article for Jetson Green, Anne Maertens from EnergySavvy.com gave advice on the best ways to prepare properties for cold weather. She explained how laying lagging in a roof space can help to... More >

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Under floor heating laid at new music venue in Leicester

Under floor heating is one of the many innovations that has been installed at the new Leicester O2 Academy, which is due to open this week. The venue has been built as part of a £15.5 million redevelopment of the city's university student union, the Leicester Mercury reports. A variety... More >

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Government called upon to introduce insulation law

A coalition of 15 organisations has called upon the government to introduce a law that will make it illegal to rent out homes that have poor heating insulation. Charities and consumer groups such as Friends of the Earth and Age UK have expressed their concern over elderly and vulnerable people... More >

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Thermal insulation 'important in bungalows'

People living in bungalows have been advised that thermal insulation is important in order to prevent heat loss. The Daily Telegraph's house doctor David Snell explained that the one-storey properties could potentially lose twice the amount of heat as a house due to their extensive roof. He... More >

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Landlords 'should take advantage of energy-saving scheme'

People who rent out properties have been encouraged to make sure they take advantage of a government scheme to help fund the cost of installing wall insulation. Landlord Assist explained that a new initiative allows individuals to claim tax relief on energy-saving items such as home... More >

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Attic thermal insulation 'can save people lots of money'

Ensuring a loft space is thoroughly lagged with thermal insulation can help homeowners to significantly reduce their energy bills. This is according to home improvement contractor Jason Gurskis, who described in an article for Fox News how many properties need more materials to prevent heat... More >

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Period properties 'require extra care when installing thermal insulation'

People have been advised to take care when installing thermal insulation in a period property. Writing in response to a query about how to prevent heat loss in a timbered roof cottage, the Daily Telegraph's Jeff Howell explained it is possible to adequately insulate an older home. However, he... More >

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Under floor heating 'key to new affordable homes development'

Plans for a range of new homes featuring energy-saving technology such as under floor heating have been drawn up. The properties in Lostwithiel in Cornwall will rely on the installation to provide warmth in the buildings and the hot water, the Western Morning News reports. Wycliffe Estates has... More >

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Free wall insulation for Scottish homes

The Scottish government has announced it will provide £15 million worth of funding towards installing cavity wall insulation and thermal loft insulation in low-income homes. Across Scotland, 200,000 properties will benefit from the free scheme, which will help to reduce energy consumption... More >

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Wall insulation 'important for historic buildings'

Homeowners in the Peak District have been given advice on how to insulate their properties. The Peak District National Park Authority has supplied leaflets to those with old houses in the area. John Sewell, historic buildings architect for the organisation, explained the idea is to improve energy... More >

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Keep homes warm with wall insulation, says expert

Wall insulation can help to prevent heat loss from the home and is something older people may want to consider investing in, it has been suggested. The Western Mail describes how cold winters can put the elderly at risk and gave readers suggestions on how best to protect themselves as the... More >

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Thermal insulation 'best way to be green'

Installing thermal insulation is a cheap and easy way for people to make their homes more environmentally-friendly, it has been suggested. In an interview with the BBC, Jonas Grist explained that having the product fitted can reduce heat loss and make a home "more pleasant to be... More >

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Wall insulation 'more important than roof'

Wall insulation can significantly reduce the amount of heat lost from a home, it has been claimed. In an article for the Daily News Miner, Cold Climate Housing Research Center describes how people often think the roof is where the most warmth is lost. However, the organisation reminds people that... More >

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Thermal insulation installed at Welsh school

Solid wall insulation has been installed at a Welsh school as part of plans to reduce the institution's power consumption. In addition, thermal insulation has been doubled within the loft space and the combined renovations are expected to significantly lower energy bills, the Western Mail... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can save homeowners money'

Thermal insulation can reduce a homeowner's energy bills by a third, according to one writer. In an article for the Daily Express, Adrian Lee described how having loft and cavity wall insulation can help to cut the carbon footprint of many properties. He described how if people... More >

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