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Wall insulation 'helps home become green'

An eco-friendly house featuring innovations such as solar panelling and heating insulation is set to be opened to the public. Janet Alty is believed to own the greenest home in Leamington after spending thousands of pounds on installing energy efficient technology, the local Observer reports. She... More >

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Hardwood floors 'can last a lifetime'

Homeowners considering what flooring to lay on top of their under floor heating system may want to consider a wood finish. Ed Korczak, executive director and chief executive officer of the National Wood Flooring Association, explained that this type of surface is the "only green"... More >

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Mexicans 'learn about solid wall insulation from Brits'

A team of delegates from Mexico travelled to the UK to learn more about energy efficiency through techniques such as heating insulation. The Nottingham Post reports how a group made up of 18 mayors and government officials viewed solar panels and solid wall insulation during a tour of a Victorian... More >

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Wet rooms 'a popular choice'

Individuals may want to consider wet room insulation after it has been reported that large walk in showers are a key bathroom trend. Lavinia Dargie of Dargie Lewis Designs described the current popular looks being adopted by many homeowners. She claimed that "a wet room area with rain... More >

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Under floor heating 'to keep homeless dogs warm'

A building in Loughborough is to be transformed in the hope of becoming the world's greenest animal rescue centre. The local branch of the Dogs Trust is planning to construct a re-homing shelter that features innovations such as under floor heating and wall insulation, Green Build reports. By... More >

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'Take care' when looking into wall insulation

Homeowners have been advised to take care when approaching companies for advice on cavity wall insulation (CWI) following new research. A study carried out by Which? revealed that some assessors provide poor guidance that could lead to properties suffering from damp. It was suggested that experts... More >

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Insulation salesman 'suffering after conman warning'

Recent warnings about bogus salesman offering heating insulation are affecting reputable companies. This is according the Southport Visitor, which notes that some door-to-door sellers are offering genuine government grants. Since Sefton Trading Standards issued an announcement that there had been... More >

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Green party pledge to insulate homes

The Scottish Green party yesterday (March 24th) announced plans to fit heating insulation in all homes in the country. Co-leader Patrick Harvie launched the Holyrood campaign that also pledged to protect public services and oppose university tuition fees, the Scotsman reports. In order to fund... More >

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British Gas praised for heating insulation offer

An initiative to install cavity wall insulation and loft lagging by energy provider British Gas has been praised by one organisation. The Footprint Trust applauded the company's efforts to reduce carbon consumption by offering all its customers free heating insulation, the Isle of Wight... More >

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Luxury lodges built at hospice

Under floor heating is just one of the innovations helping to bring comfort to terminally-ill patients in Blurton. Three units have been unveiled at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice that feature a range of state-of-the-art technologies, the Sentinel reports. A grant from the Department of Health has... More >

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Heating insulation 'encouraged in Cape Town'

Individuals in Cape Town are being urged to install heating insulation to help lower the city's energy consumption. Sarah Ward, spokeswoman for energy and climate change, told the Times Live that having green solutions fitted in the home can reduce carbon footprints. She noted that lowering... More >

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'Check ice patterns' to assess heating insulation levels

Individuals concerned they may need to install more heating insulation in their loft due to a build up of icicles have been given tips on how to assess their lagging needs. Speaking to the Burlington Free Press, housing expert Henri de Marne explained that an accumulation of ice dams on a roof may... More >

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Carbon neutral property unveiled in Manchester

Heating insulation has helped one landlord create what he claims is the first 100 per cent carbon neutral student property. In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, founder of Beech Properties Stephen Beech described how he has transformed a house in Rusholme using green energy... More >

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Wall insulation "crucial" home improvement

Investing in cavity wall insulation has been described by one expert as an essential home enhancement. Andrew Leech, director at the National Home Improvement Council, explained how it is vital that people consider ways to make their property more energy efficient. He claimed that while renovations... More >

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Insulation could boost West Midlands by £566 million

The West Midlands could gain £566 million through increased usage of environmentally-friendly techniques such as cavity wall insulation, it has been suggested. New analysis by the Energy Saving Trust showed insulating all cavity walls and lofts in the region could also support more than... More >

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TAP insulation 'keeps heat in and pests out'

A new thermal insulation design not only keeps the heat inside a home but also prevents insects getting inside, it has been revealed. In an article for Green Building Elements, Summer Minor outlined how the thermal acoustic pest control (TAP) system is made from almost 90 per cent recycled... More >

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Passivhaus insulation method unveiled in Exeter

One of the first social housing accommodation projects in the UK to feature an innovative heating insulation technique has been unveiled by Exeter City Council. Three flats located in Rowan House in Sivell Place have been created using the Passivhaus method, Green Building Press reports. Across... More >

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New energy efficient homes planned for Taunton

A regeneration project is set to see 36 council flats turned into 46 new homes featuring state of the art heating insulation. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has agreed to invest more than £1.65 million into the scheme, which will see the 50-year-old properties in Taunton... More >

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Community 'to benefit from church fitted with under floor heating'

A church in Horsley is to become the centre of the local community as a result of a major renovation project that will include under floor heating. As part of an agreement between St Martin's Church and Horsley Primary School, the open-plan interior of the place of worship will be used by the... More >

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Loft insulation 'easy and cheap way to save energy'

Installing heating insulation in a loft space is one of the best ways homeowners can increase the energy efficiency of their property. This is according to architect and TV presenter George Clarke, who has transformed a replica of Number 1 Coronation Street into a sustainable living environment. He... More >

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'Check loft insulation' in the spring

Homeowners may want to check the state of their attic heating insulation following one expert's advice. In an interview with the Berkshire Eagle, outreach coordinator for the Center for Ecological Technology Laura Biddulph described how the winter weather may have caused damage to the inside of... More >

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All heating insulation 'is good'

Having any heating insulation is better than none at all, according to one expert. Eco-campaigner, TV presenter and author James Strawbridge described in an article for Smallholder the best ways to lower energy bills in the home. He explained that loft insulation is a worthwhile investment as it... More >

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Under floor heating 'helps warm church'

Under floor heating and thermal insulation have been installed as part of a green energy scheme at a place of worship in Haworth. Grade II-listed West Lane Baptist Church has invested in the features in a bid to make the historic venue more environmentally friendly, the Bradford Telegraph and Argus... More >

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Prince Charles presents home insulated with sheep's wool

Prince Charles has unveiled a new eco-friendly home that features innovations such as sheep's wool heating insulation. The royal is hoping the unique property will help promote the use of recyclable materials as energy efficient solutions. Interested parties can view the model building at the... More >

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Award nomination for college with under floor heating

An Essex college that features under floor heating that draws warmth from the grounds of its playing fields is in line for an award. Futures Community College in Southchurch Boulevard, Southend, is on the shortlist for the community benefit category of the Royal Institution of Chartered... More >

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Scottish government push thermal insulation scheme

Individuals in Scotland are being urged to take advantage of the government's thermal insulation scheme. The Perthshire Advertiser describes how residents in the area could receive discounts on cavity wall insulation. In addition, those who have between 60 and 160mm of loft insulation could be... More >

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Police warn about insulation cold-callers

Homeowners in Lincolnshire are being warned by police about an organisation that is said to be using cold-calling methods to sell thermal insulation. The advice follows a spate of incidents where employees of the Energy Saving Group are believed to have used the selling techniques, the Lincolnshire... More >

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Rendered outer leaves 'not suitable for cavity wall insulation'

Individuals have been advised against installing cavity wall insulation in areas where outer surfaces have been rendered. Writing in response to a Daily Telegraph reader's query, Jeff Howell explained that doing so could cause future problems. He described how rendered outer leaves can absorb... More >

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Manchester homes to undergo thermal insulation renovation

Homes in Manchester are to receive new solid wall insulation and heating systems in a scheme unveiled by the government. Housing minister Grant Shapps announced that over 9,000 properties in the north-west city will be made more energy efficient by the project. It is the largest of its kind to be... More >

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Government announces funding for insulation training

The government has announced plans to provide funding to at least 1,000 apprentices in a bid to train them in cavity wall and solid wall insulation. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg announced the measures under the Green Deal programme and explained that a skilled workforce is necessary to help... More >

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