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Retro 'tea cosy' home reveals wall insulation benefits

Researchers have revealed that a house designed in the late 1970s - with wall insulation one of its features - could provide a blueprint for today's energy-efficient homes. The SALFORD Low-Energy House: Learning From Our Past report by experts from the University of Salford suggests that a... More >

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Under floor heating may have added value to castle up for sale

Installing under floor heating may have helped increase the value of a Welsh castle that has just gone on the market. Kemeys Folly, which is located near Newport, has a price tag of £2.75 million after being put up for sale by owners Sarah and Dean Berry. They had originally shelled out... More >

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Farmhouse with under floor heating up for sale for £1.5m

A Grade II-listed farmhouse in Hampshire belonging to Priscilla Carluccio - who renovated the property with under floor heating - has been put on the market for £1.5 million. Carluccio, who is the sister of Sir Terence Conran, ex-wife of chef Antonio Carluccio and former creative director of... More >

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Minister unveils high-insulation house

A new traditional-looking property which uses innovative materials in its construction to provide a high level of thermal insulation has been unveiled. Housing minister Grant Shapps officially opened the Natural House as he warned that newly-built homes do not need to look like... More >

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Expert provides flat roof insulation advice

It is "clearly a good idea" to insulate a flat roof, according to one expert. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, builder Jeff Howell noted that the most recent building regulations state that any re-covering of a flat roof requires the installation of energy-efficiency measures, such as... More >

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Insulation 'can be free'

Loft and cavity wall insulation can be free in some cases, according to one expert. Bev Coombe, membership and communications manager for the National Insulation Association, pointed out that government legislation has meant some people can receive energy-efficiency upgrades to their home at no... More >

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Flats renovated with insulating cladding

Extra wall insulation has been provided as part of the refurbishment of Welsh apartments. Pen Dinas flats in the Rhondda were built in the 1960s but have recently been renovated with new balconies, doors and external cladding, with funding from RCT Homes. The thermal insulation in the cladding... More >

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Insulation 'should be essential'

Homeowners should consider insulation as an essential upgrade for their property as it can bring down greenhouse gas emissions, according to one expert. Bev Coombe, membership and communications manager for the National Insulation Association, noted that installing basement insulation or other... More >

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Public 'concerned over fuel bills'

Rising household bills are causing concern for the British public, according to new research. Moneysupermarket.com polled nearly 2,400 site users and discovered that higher utility costs were the biggest financial worry for over a third (35.9 per cent) of respondents - something that could be... More >

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National Insulation Alliance welcomes industry board

The National Insulation Alliance (NIA) has expressed its support for a new industry board created by the British government. As part of the Low Carbon Construction Plan, the organisation will assist in providing a framework to enable the country to decarbonise its buildings by 2050. This may... More >

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Riise wins Olympics contract

A Plymouth-based under floor heating company has won a contract to add the technology to the London Olympic Village. Riise, which installs and designs the equipment, stated that this system uses less water, is better for the environment and is more cost effective. Under floor heating can be as much... More >

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Scottish government offers 90,000 homes insulation

The Scottish government has announced plans to provide more homeowners with insulation for free or at discounted prices, as part of its Home Insulation Scheme. Loft and cavity wall insulation will be offered to 90,000 homes in ten council areas. This will raise the number of premises energy... More >

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Homeowners 'should install insulation now'

People considering wet room insulation, cavity wall insulation or any other methods to reduce domestic heat loss have been urged to act as quickly as possible. Bev Coombe, membership and communications manager for the National Insulation Association, noted that consumers should not "wait for... More >

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Thousands in Durham receive free insulation

Over 3,000 people in County Durham have had thermal insulation or central heating installed for free, it has been reported. This has resulted in thousands of homeowners experiencing a reduction in gas and electricity bills, the Evening Chronicle stated. The projects were paid for through the Warm... More >

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EU proposes energy efficiency mandate

The European Commission has called for distributors to cut energy sales by 1.5 per cent every year by implementing efficiency upgrades for their customers. These include improvements to boiler systems - for instance through heating insulation - as well as the addition of further thermal insulation... More >

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FMB calls energy efficiency retrofitting 'imperative'

Government legislation means homes should be retrofitted with energy efficiency measures such as cavity wall insulation, according to a leading construction spokesperson. Brian Berry, director of external affairs at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), called this "imperative" in an... More >

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Insulation helps to make eco-house efficient

The builders responsible for a new housing project in Kettering believe thick thermal insulation is partially responsible for the high energy efficiency of the homes. LHA-ASRA, a Leicester-based organisation specialising in social housing, commissioned the construction project on wasteland and... More >

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Lack of insulation in British properties

Thermal insulation could save almost half of British homeowners over £100 every year, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Statistics released by the government body revealed that 57 per cent of the lofts in Great Britain have been insulated and only 58 per cent of... More >

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Council properties 'need heating insulation as a priority'

A group of residents are calling for free heating insulation to be fitted as a priority throughout their ex-council properties. Homeowners living in houses built in Trilwm and Trimsaran in Carmarthenshire during the early 60s are having to pay excessive amounts to heat their homes, the BBC... More >

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Government 'need to educate public for Green Deal to succeed'

Homeowners need educating about the benefits of making energy efficiency improvements such as installing heating insulation, according to one expert. Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), explained how the government needs to do more to ensure people are aware of... More >

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Parking levy 'could fund heating insulation'

Proposals have been put forward to increase the cost of parking in Norwich in order to fund heating insulation for homes. The local Evening News reports how the Norwich Independent Climate Change Commission (NICCC) has suggested introducing a £1 levy in car parks across the region. This extra... More >

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Solid wall insulation 'a good investment'

Solid wall insulation has been described as a "worthwhile" investment for rural property owners looking to improve their energy efficiency. Hayley Jones, web marketing director for UK Energy Saving, described how the work can be costly but can have considerable benefits. "Insulating... More >

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Heating insulation 'helps tenants save money'

The addition of new heating insulation at a housing development in Wales has helped residents reduce their energy bills. A £550,000 fund from the Welsh government's Arbed scheme was used to make the improvements to the Penparcau flats in Aberystwyth, which were built in the 1960s and in... More >

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Heating insulation helps home become energy efficient

A council home in Stanmore has become the first in the area to be transformed into a fully energy efficient property. The building has been fitted with loft insulation, solar panels, cavity wall insulation and triple glazing, the Harrow Observer reports. In addition, a rain water harvesting tank... More >

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Abseilers to install wall insulation to tower block

A council worker has described abseiling down a building in order to see what cavity wall insulation specialists experience. Jo Brooks, Arun's energy efficiency officer, scaled down the side of Kingmere tower block as part of a daredevil challenge, the Littlehampton Gazette reports. Crowds of... More >

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Poor households 'live in colder homes'

Poorer households may be less likely to have heating insulation as they spend twice as much on energy bills as higher earners, research has shown. Consumer Focus commissioned a study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies in order to assess the problem of fuel poverty. It revealed that people on lower... More >

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Lincolnshire residents 'benefitting from heating insulation scheme'

Residents in Lincolnshire may be interested in a new scheme that is helping to save individuals considerable sums on their fuel bills. The Home Energy Lincolnshire Partnership is offering wall insulation and loft lagging to people across the borough. Those aged over 60 and on certain benefits, are... More >

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Heating insulation to be installed in 55 Mansfield homes

A new energy efficiency scheme will see heating insulation installed at 55 properties in Pleasley. The Mansfield Chad reports how the district council has awarded British Gas a contract to carry out the £635,000 initiative. Along with flat roof insulation, the homes will be fitted with ground... More >

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Heating insulation 'best way to beat energy price hikes'

Homeowners have been advised that installing heating insulation is the best way to reduce energy bills. In an interview with the Tayside and Fife Courier, housing convener Jimmy Black explained how lagging can prevent people living in fuel poverty. However, he described how many older properties do... More >

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Tenants calls for poorly insulated flats to be demolished

Residents living in a road in Fife have called for the flats to be torn down and replaced with new energy efficient properties. Tenants of Fraser Street told the Dunfermline Press how the buildings are in a bad state with many lacking much-needed wall insulation. Martin Boyle, chair of the... More >

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