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Thermal insulation 'locks in warmth'

Thermal insulation for a basement may be a household task many people do not have on their list of priorities. But according to the Edmonton Journal, homeowners who would like their property to have more space often forget about the potential of a basement. However, installing basement insulation... More >

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Big Brother winner launches insulation drive

Thermal insulation of lofts is one of the green home improvements championed by former Big Brother winner and builder Craig Phillips, it has been revealed. A new campaign has been launched by the star to help people cut down on their heating bills, the Liverpool Echo reported. Loft thermal... More >

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Homes 'lacking in thermal insulation'

Thermal insulation could be one way the UK's property stock is made greener. Climate change minister Greg Barker wants to highlight the importance of the need to retrofit homes and one step he has taken is to officially open the University of Salford's life-size Energy House. The project... More >

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Under floor heating a feature in £3.1m flats project

Under floor heating is set to be a feature in a new £3.1 million project to design and construct 32 affordable flats in Westminster. The contract, secured by construction firm Mansell, will see the dwellings fitted with a number of environmentally-friendly technologies to ensure they reach... More >

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Rics launches £223,000 energy efficiency scheme

People across Europe may be encouraged to purchase thermal insulation after it was revealed the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) will be launching a new scheme to boost energy efficiency in homes across the continent. Funded by a £223,000 grant from the European Commission, the... More >

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Under floor heating 'part of £5.5m primary school'

Under floor heating has been installed in a new £5.5 million primary school in Buckshaw Village, Lancashire. According to the local Telegraph newspaper, the state-of-the-art facility also has solar panels to warm water, while run-off rain is used to flush the toilets. Catering for over 200... More >

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Cavity wall insulation 'could help prevent burst pipes'

People worried about pipes bursting in their homes during the cold weather may consider installing cavity wall insulation, as one expert has recommended it as a way to keep channels from freezing. Mark Clement wrote for DIY Life that binding pipes in foam insulation can not only keep them from... More >

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Under floor heating installed in Carlisle church

The St John the Evangelist Church in Carlisle recently fitted under floor heating as part of a £320,000 renovation. According to local publication the News and Star, the place of worship now has improved disabled access as well as conference rooms and offices. Reverend Steve Donald told the... More >

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Under floor heating installed by church

Under floor heating has been installed as part of the refurbishment of a church in Thornton. The Fleetwood Weekly News reported the Thornton Methodist Church had seen a £600,000 modernisation, which was partly paid for by funds raised through an event held last May. Parishioners climbed the... More >

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Under floor heating 'can be used in bathrooms'

An article on Dagenham's AboutMyArea recently suggested under floor heating was one of the options home improvement enthusiasts have open to them when refurbishing bathrooms. The piece, which was written by Legendary Builders, urged householders to consider how they will keep their washing... More >

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Crawl space insulation 'similar to treating basements'

When installing thermal insulation in a crawl space, householders should approach the area like they would a basement. This is the advice of Zolten Cohen, who wrote in reply to a letter from a reader of the Kalamazoo Gazette, which enquired about making crawl spaces warmer. According to the expert,... More >

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Adding insulation is easy, says expert

It is "easy" for people to add thermal insulation to their attics, it has been claimed. Responding to a reader's question on STLtoday, Steve Cloninger said the cold weather is increasing the number of homeowners who are looking to improve the protection in their lofts. He explained... More >

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Cavity wall insulation 'cuts fuel bills'

Upgrading cavity wall insulation can lead to substantial cuts in fuel bills, an expert has claimed. In an article for myfinances.co.uk, business expert Kate Saines said a third of the warmth in a home is lost through the walls, while just over a quarter escapes through the attic. She went on to... More >

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Thermal insulation scheme helps 2,500 homes in Wirral

A thermal insulation scheme in Wirral has completed work on its 2,500th household. The CosyHomes project, launched in September, has received 2,600 requests for loft insulation and 1,100 for cavity wall insulation so far, the Wirral Globe reports. It aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes... More >

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'Boost energy efficiency' with thermal insulation

Thermal insulation can be an effective way to boost energy efficiency within the home, according to one organisation. By helping to prevent the damage escaping hot air can cause to roofs, heating insulation can go towards avoiding costly repairs as well as reducing energy bills, according to an... More >

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Welsh scheme funding wall insulation

 Wall insulation in selected Welsh areas is set to be funded by a new scheme, it has been revealed. Writing for This Is South Wales, Richard Youle describes the scheme which will be available to residents of St Thomas and Port Tennant. Both loft and cavity wall insulation is set to be provided... More >

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Hot water cylinder 'benefits from thermal insulation'

A thermal insulation jacket will keep a hot water cylinder warmer for longer, it has been claimed. Using effective lagging this particular appliance can save money from fuel bills and can be installed very cheaply, the Shropshire Star reports. Installing a cylinder jacket costs around £10,... More >

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Thermal insulation ' keeps money in people's pockets'

Good thermal insulation can help people save money while keeping their home temperature comfortable, it has been suggested. In an article for Realty Times, Carla Hill said "insulation makes your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer and it keeps more money in your pocket in the... More >

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Keep warm air in to cut bills, expert claims

Improving a home's thermal insulation is one of the best ways to save money in the current economic climate, an energy expert has suggested. Nigel Berman, founder of nigelsecostore.com, claimed a small amount of effort can make a huge difference to heating bills. Stopping warm air escaping and... More >

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Re-construction of flooded library underway

Work has begun to fix a library in Washington County which was forced to close temporarily after poor insulation left it underwater. Inadequate thermal insulation caused a water pipe to burst at Manchester Library in November, causing $40,000 (£24,987) worth of damage, the Kitsap Sun... More >

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Over-insulation 'a myth'

The idea that homes can be over-insulated has been debunked as an "urban myth" by one newspaper. According to the Colombian's energy adviser, homes can not have too much lagging and it does not put them at risk of being "too tight". However, the article went on to state... More >

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Niagra home insulation 'the tightest ever'

The organiser of housing organisation Habitat for Humanity in Niagra has described the thermal insulation in its new homes as a major contributing factor to their most environmentally-friendly buildings ever. Operations director Craig Fowler told the Tribune that every structure the company... More >

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Cavity wall insulation 'makes houses a better buy'

Wall insulation can make a house more attractive to potential buyers, it has been suggested. In an article for the Liverpool Echo, Katie McLoughlin said proper insulation can improve a home's green credentials, bring down bills and increase its appeal. "If you're a homeowner keen to... More >

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Superdome uses insulation to get 'energy efficient'

Wall insulation has been fitted at the New Orleans Superdome in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. The wall insulation project - almost 400,000 sq ft in size - is thought to be the biggest perimeter wall project of its kind in the world, according to Burtin Polymer Laboratories,... More >

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Heat photos 'show benefits of insulation'

Drywall insulation could prove beneficial to homeowners who want to cut back on their energy bills and make their properties greener. And one man is on a mission to ensure homes are as energy efficient as possible, the Westmorland Gazette reported. Graham Pritchard from the Dales has been taking... More >

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Installing cavity wall insulation 'a no-brainer'

Adding thermal insulation to homes should be top of the government's green agenda as it is so quick and inexpensive to install, an expert has suggested. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, chief executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) Neil Marshall said most people have no idea... More >

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A draughty loft 'can be an energy weak spot'

A leaky attic with insufficient thermal insulation can lead to higher than necessary heating bills, an expert has claimed. In an article for the Kalamazoo Gazette, former home inspector Zolton Cohen revealed the access opening to a loft can often act as a weak point in a home. A poorly fitting... More >

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Free cavity wall insulation for homes in Scotland

Thousands of homes in Highland Perthshire are to receive free cavity wall insulation as part of a government scheme. The Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) has allocated almost £600,000 of Scottish public funding to the area, in a bid to improve the energy efficiency of 6,000 houses,... More >

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LA schools get $30 million insulation project

Schools in Los Angeles are to receive more than $30 million (£19 million) to install insulation, it has been revealed. The funds will pay for "extra-think" lagging, windows and doors at 15 education centres in the Lennox School District, including five elementary schools and three... More >

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Insulation 'keeps homes comfy all-year round'

Thermal insulation improves the level of comfort in a home and keeps bills low in both summer and winter, an expert has claimed. In the warmer months, insulation of the building envelope lets heat out to ensure the inside stays cool, debtfree4ever.net stated. And when things get colder, effective... More >

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