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New 4mm Marmox Boards

Marmox UK has introduced a new 4mm thick Marmox board to its range of waterproof insulation products. The 4mm extra thin Marmox boards are ideal for the following situations... ·       As a thin waterproofing layer for plywood. ·... More >

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Be wary of 'too much insulation'

It is important to be aware that laying more thermal insulation than necessary could do more harm than good, it has been claimed. In an interview with Treehugger, experts explain how laying too much lagging can prevent air flow and cause a build-up of moisture. People were warned that when... More >

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Thermal insulation 'vital to prevent burst pipes'

Homeowners have been urged to ensure they have adequate thermal insulation following announcements that snow is expected to fall across the UK. AXA Insurance has provided tips to help people ensure their properties are kept safe from potential burst pipes during the cold snap. Individuals were... More >

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Heating insulation 'can prevent winter problems'

Homeowners have been advised to ensure their loft space has adequate thermal insulation ahead of the winter cold spell. Age UK has warned that failing to take preventative measures could leave properties vulnerable to problems occurring when freezing temperatures are reached. Laying sufficient... More >

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Basement insulation 'should be first weatherisation project'

Basement insulation is one of the best ways to prevent heat loss in the home, according to one expert. In an interview with the Boston Globe, insulation store owner Jerry Byrne explained how along with the loft, the cellar should be the first place to consider investing in lagging. "When... More >

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Prizes planned for those who take out heating insulation loans

The government has promised to reward homeowners who take out loans to pay for installations such as drywall insulation. In an interview with the Times, energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne talks about a new scheme to encourage the British public to make their homes more energy... More >

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Wall insulation helps reduce bills at Hampshire properties

Wall insulation has been fitted to properties in a Hampshire park with the intention of reducing the energy bills for residents. The Southern Daily Echo reports how six houses in Flowerdown Park have had lagging installed to the outside of the homes. Exterior walls were fitted with... More >

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Recycled thermal insulation 'good for health'

Homeowners looking to make their properties more energy efficient may want to consider recycled thermal insulation. This is according to Green Building writer Sean Desmond, who explained how there are a number of products on the market that allow people to make their homes more environmentally... More >

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Thermal insulation 'prevents draughts'

Those struggling to heat their home due to expensive energy bills may want to consider following in one couple's footsteps by installing thermal insulation. Matt and Terry McEntee described in an interview with the Providence Journal how they have noticed an immediate benefit from fitting... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can reduce energy costs'

Adding thermal insulation to an attic space can be one of the cheapest ways to improve energy efficiency at a high rate of return. This is according to former builder Todd Russell, who explained in an interview with Homer News the best ways to reduce fuel consumption in the home. He described how... More >

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Under floor heating 'good for wet room hygiene'

Those looking for wet room insulation ahead of their bathroom conversion may wish to follow expert advice and lay under floor heating. In an interview with Australian publication Northside, a team of specialists gave tips on the best ways to transform a traditional washroom. The news source... More >

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Over-60s urged to apply for free wall insulation

Residents aged over 60 who live in the Bromsgrove are being offered free heating insulation. Those living in privately owned or rented homes could be entitled to complimentary wall insulation or lagging in their loft space fitted by the district council. Providing the property meets required... More >

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Take advantage of heating insulation grants, pensioners advised

Older homeowners should look to see whether they are eligible for heating insulation grants, according to one comparison website. Confused.com revealed that anyone aged over 70 could find they qualify for a 100 per cent subsidy for loft and cavity wall insulation.  Energy analyst at the... More >

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Homes assessed for thermal insulation requirements

Homes in Surrey are being assessed using thermal imaging cameras to see where they need to improve their heating insulation. Properties in the Reigate and Banstead areas are being screened using specialist equipment installed on vans which drive around the county. The team of experts have the... More >

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Thermal insulation assessments can help reduce bills, homeowners advised

People have been advised to consider hiring a professional to assess where they need to improve thermal insulation in their property. In an interview with WSAW.com, home inspector Mike Carson described how checking buildings for leaks can help to save individuals money. "Typically, folks who... More >

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Green homes unveiled in Durham

A new eco-friendly housing development featuring high standards of thermal insulation has been unveiled in Durham. The scheme is the first of three to be introduced by Derwentside Homes with the intention of reducing energy consumption and making properties greener, 24dash reports. Funding from... More >

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Denim donations to boost thermal insulation

A campaign to gather old jeans and other denim items for recycling into thermal insulation has exceeded its collection target by around 800 per cent, according to reports. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America organised the drive... More >

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Check insulation 'from top to bottom' before winter, homeowners told

Homeowners looking to keep down their heating bills this winter while protecting their property against damaging damp should make sure their insulation is up to scratch from the top of their house to the bottom. The Daily Journal said having adequate thermal insulation in the loft is particularly... More >

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EU plans new energy efficiency incentives

Homeowners could get new financial incentives to help them install thermal insulation and improve the overall energy efficiency of their properties under plans outlined by the European Commission. The executive body of the European Union has issued a new draft strategy, entitled Energy 2020, that... More >

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Homes to receive solid wall insulation under £1.4m scheme

More than 300 council-owned homes in Dudley are to receive solid wall insulation, A-rated boilers and draught proofing as part of a £1.4 million "energy fit" scheme from E.ON. The utility company is working with the local authority to upgrade a total of 314 properties in the... More >

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Landlords 'could boost insulation savings with boiler scheme'

Landlords in Scotland who have installed thermal insulation to reduce heat loss from their properties could be among those to benefit from a new government scheme to replace inefficient boilers. Housing and communities minister Alex Neil told the Scottish Association of Landlords conference in... More >

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Somerset homes to get solid wall insulation

Homeowners in western Somerset are set to benefit from a new scheme to fit properties with solid wall insulation. The initiative has been launched by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), which said that around one in the three of the UK's properties - or some ten million dwellings - cannot... More >

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Check thermal insulation ahead of cold weather, homeowners told

Homeowners have been urged to ensure they have the recommended 270 mm of loft insulation in place before the winter sets in. Insurer Legal & General (L&G) said having this thickness of quality material can be important in preventing property damage as the weather gets worse because it will... More >

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Government to publish thermal insulation statistics

The government is to start publishing quarterly statistics on the number of insulation installations carried out in the UK. Publishing its new five-year business plan, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said it would work to compile the statistic with the Energy Saving Trust. The... More >

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Prepare for storm season, homeowners told

Homeowners have been urged to ensure their loft and wall insulation is protected ahead of the UK's "storm season". M&S Money said December and January are the peak months for home insurance claims relating to damage caused by extreme weather. It added Met Office figures show the... More >

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Britons 'should learn under floor heating lesson from Romans'

British homeowners could learn a thing or two from the Romans when it comes to making their properties more energy efficient, according to E.ON. To mark the launch of its Energy Fit website, which aims to help consumers cut their power consumption and bills, the utility company has team up with... More >

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Royal homes to get thermal insulation "makeover"

More than 4,500 square metres of thermal insulation is to be installed at a number of historic royal palaces in London, according to reports. Some 11,000 rolls of the material will be used to kit out loft spaces at Hampton Court, Queen's House at the Tower of London and Kensington Palace, the... More >

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Landlords welcome thermal insulation drive

The government's planned Green Deal, which aims to deliver energy-saving upgrades such as installing thermal insulation to the UK's 26 million homes, has been welcomed by the National Landlords Association (NLA). David Salusbury, the organisation's chairman, said the proposed scheme... More >

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Fitting thermal insulation 'a cost-effective DIY job'

Thermal insulation is a DIY job that could help homeowners to save a lot of money in the long run. This is according to Suzanne Beaubien, writing for the Calgary Herald, who stated such home improvements can be cheap and will enable people to reduce their energy bills. Loft and basement... More >

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'Now is the time' to start considering heating insulation

Heating insulation is a home improvement property owners need to be considering at this time of year, it has been claimed. According to the Shropshire Star, DIY enthusiasts looking to tackle such a project themselves should be aware that Energy Saving Trust figures suggest it could help them to... More >

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