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Refurbishment project awarded funding

Plans to install under floor heating at a former school in Llandudno can proceed following a cash boost. The North Wales Weekly reports how a final grant acceptance letter was lost in the post causing concern for fundraisers hoping to convert Llanrhos Old School. Since 2009, a group of volunteers... More >

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Church ready for second phase of renovations

Heating insulation renovations are soon to be undertaken at a religious building following completion of the first phase of improvements. The Lutterworth Mail reports how handrails and new front steps have been fitted along with oak doors at Market Harborough Baptist Church. Church minister... More >

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Heating insulation grants available in Crawley

Individuals in West Sussex can now apply for heating insulation grants under a new initiative designed to help make homes more energy efficient. The Crawley Observer reports that the Warm Front Scheme is offering people funding to help them insulate their properties in time for winter. Those who... More >

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MP praises nationwide heating insulation scheme

An MP has praised the government's Green Deal scheme, claiming the plan to fit heating insulation throughout UK homes will help boost employment. Dr Phillip Lee explained that under the initiative the manufacturing sector will need to increase employee levels, Get Bracknell reports. "In my... More >

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Eco-terrace features basement insulation

Basement insulation and under floor lagging have been used to create an eco-friendly home in Sheffield. The terrace, which is owned by the local council, has undergone an energy efficiency overhaul in a bid to show how traditional properties can be made greener. Along with heating insulation,... More >

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Under floor heating planned for new school

A new school being built in Newport is set to feature state-of-the-art technology such as under floor heating and automatic sensors. The South Wales Argus reports that a group of year seven pupils from Hartridge High were given a tour of the construction site along with their headteacher Peter... More >

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Beware pushy wall insulation salesmen, residents warned

Residents in Merseyside have been warned to be vigilant when it comes to door-to-door salesman trying to sell cavity wall insulation. The St Helens Star reports how the local council is advising people to be wary before signing up to any services from cold callers. "Anyone thinking of having... More >

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Eco-home nominated for RIBA award

A home in West Yorkshire has been nominated for a design award thanks to its high-tech heating insulation. The five-bedroom property known as Apple Hayes has been nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architects' Stirling Prize in the regional finals, the Ilkley Gazette reports. Ilkley... More >

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EST to become a social enterprise

The Energy Saving Trust is hoping to secure charitable status after being commissioned to deliver £8 million's worth of eco homes. Over the course of three years, the body will retrofit social housing in the south-west under a project backed by the European Regional Development Fund. This... More >

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Heating insulation helps warm homes

Residents living in more than 100 homes in Moss Bank have seen their properties receive upgrades in heating insulation. The St Helens Star reports that housing association Helena Homes commissioned contractor Forest to carry out a number of eco-friendly renovations. A range of cutting-edge... More >

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Court orders landlord to install heating insulation

A landlord has been ordered to improve thermal insulation and install central heating at a property in Staffordshire. The Sentinel reports how Stoke-on-Trent City Council won a tribunal that forced Barbra Mountford to carry out the renovations to her rented home. Pensioner Lessie Willott has been... More >

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Beware bogus heating insulation traders, police warn

Police have issued a warning about bogus heating insulation installers who have been knocking on doors in South Petherton. The Chard and Ilminster News spoke to PCSO Rachael Napper, who explained how there have been reports of an increase in the number of suspicious people calling at properties in... More >

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Fuel poverty 'a huge problem'

Homeowners looking to invest in heating insulation may be interested to hear one expert's comments on the problem of fuel poverty. Speaking in a podcast for the British Medical Journal, professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London Michael Marmot explained how... More >

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Chris Huhne announces energy saving plan

Secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne has announced that the government plans to set an ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gases. Speaking in parliament, the minister explained that the UK will sign up to the Fourth Carbon Budget with a view to lower emissions by 50 per... More >

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Ground source pumps 'provide low-cost under floor heating'

Individuals looking to install under floor heating throughout their home may want to consider also fitting a ground source heat pump. Tim Abbey told Plumbing Park how the device has helped to considerably reduce energy bills at his six-bedroom property. "When we were planning the new home, we... More >

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External wall insulation planned for tower blocks

Grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will be used to help bring external wall insulation to tower blocks in Blacon. The Chester Standard reports how three buildings in the area and three in the city centre will benefit from the renovations as part of a £3.5 million... More >

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Could under floor heating boost a home's value?

Homeowners may want to install under floor heating in their property after one expert claimed renovations could boost the sale value. Anna-Marie DeSouza, editor at Build It magazine, described how investing in a home is a "highly profitable manoeuvre under various circumstances". She... More >

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Install insulation 'ready for another cold winter'

Homeowners should consider installing heating insulations in preparation for winter 2011. This is according to Lichfield District Council, which has advised individuals to start planning ahead for another potentially cold end to the year. It was suggested that by taking advantage of a new scheme... More >

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