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Extension for Tamworth thermal insulation scheme

A scheme to provide residents of Tamworth with free thermal insulation devices is to be extended until the end of October. Loft and cavity wall insulation can be fitted thanks to the local borough council's project, which enables members of the community to apply for these energy efficiency... More >

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Wall insulation reduces Marlow man's energy bills

Cavity wall insulation and heating insulation on a door are some of the sustainable innovations a Buckinghamshire homeowner has fitted to his property. The Bucks Free Press reports that John Laker, from Marlow, has also recently generated his 10,000th kilowatt of energy from his photovoltaic cells,... More >

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Brits 'do not know of green legislation'

British homeowners wish to install additions such as dry lining insulation and solid wall insulation to their properties but are unaware of how to do so, a poll has indicated. The survey, from consultancy Gemserv, found 65 per cent of respondents are unaware of the government's feed in tariff,... More >

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Research tradesman 'to avoid costly repairs'

Individuals considering hiring a labourer to install thermal insulation may want to take heed of one expert's advice and only use reputable professionals. Head of Sainsbury's Home Insurance Ben Tyte explained how it may be tempting to cut back on costs by employing someone cheaper, but the... More >

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Power NI recommends wall insulation as bills rise

Wall insulation and further energy efficiency measures were recommended by a Northern Ireland energy company as it revealed plans to increase its fuel prices. Power NI has announced that the cost of the utilities it supplies will grow by 18.6 per cent from October 1st, which will result in the... More >

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Eco-room added to Dobbies garden centre

Wall insulation is one of the energy efficiency measures a Peterborough gardening shop has added to its building. Dobbies Eco-Living Centre is a 1,500 sq ft premises that was built in collaboration with EDF energy to demonstrate long-term green solutions to the public, Horticulture Week reports. As... More >

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Social landlord to sponsor green awards

High levels of thermal insulation in Cross Key Homes' buildings and a strong sustainability ethos have resulted in the social landlord sponsoring the Peterborough Evening Telegraph's Business Awards 2011, in partnership with organisation Opportunity Peterborough. Since it was set up in... More >

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New caravans 'may have thermal insulation'

Thermal insulation is one of the many home comforts to be added to the next generation of caravans. This is according to a spokeswoman from the National Caravan Council (NCC), who noted newer models generally come out around late summer. "All the major touring caravan and motorhome... More >

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Welwyn Hatfield thermal insulation scheme extended

A scheme to provide loft and cavity wall insulation to homes across Welwyn Hatfield has been extended. The Herts Essex Energy Partnership (Heep) campaign enables private tenants and homeowners to receive heavily discounted thermal insulation devices, which are free to people aged over 70 or on... More >

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Housing provider announces energy efficiency trial

Greenfields Community Housing is trialling ten different energy-saving technologies - which may include wall insulation or under floor heating - to discover how to reduce its residents' fuel bills. This test will take 12 months to complete as organisers wish to discover the differences the... More >

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Draft proofing 'best thermal insulation measure'

Draft proofing is the most effective way of improving the energy efficiency of a property as it is a cheap way of bringing down energy bills. This is the view of Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council, who noted blocking the small gaps found around doors and windows can... More >

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MP calls for wall insulation throughout constituency

An east Yorkshire MP has called on residents in his constituency to ensure their homes are adequately prepared for the winter months by installing wall insulation. Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole, said making properties more energy efficient will help minimise energy cost increases, the Goole... More >

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High thermal insulation for Camden housing

Wall insulation may be one of the devices used by Willmott Dixon in order to build the largest council housing scheme in the UK to achieve the PassivHaus standard of energy efficiency. Loft and floor insulation might also be used in the £10 million project, which will be situated in Highgate... More >

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Thermal insulation 'would reduce wind farm numbers'

Installing loft and wall insulation across Scotland would minimise the need to invest in renewable technologies, one politician has said. Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson called it "shocking" that the country allows buildings to be constructed with poor thermal insulation and... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can cut energy bills'

Thermal insulation is required to reduce energy bills and pull households out of fuel poverty, a leading politician has said. Ed Milliband's special envoy for climate change and the environment MP Barry Gardiner wrote on left-leaning blog Left Foot Forward that difficulties in paying heating... More >

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Bridgend homes 'are highly sustaianble'

Under floor heating and high levels of thermal insulation are some of the energy-efficient technologies utilised in a new structure in Bridgend. Holbrook Construction built the 31 homes and flats on behalf of the Hendre Group to reach level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Furthermore, two... More >

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Brits 'use heating over summer'

Households in Britain might use under floor heating and other methods of keeping their house warm over summer, research from energy supplier npower predicted. In the last 30 years, the average temperature of a dwelling in the UK has risen by nearly six degrees C to 17.9 degrees, indicating that... More >

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Landlord fined for 'unsafe home'

A landlord has been fined due to a lack of thermal insulation, inadequate heating devices such as under floor heating, missing wall plaster and other issues that made his property uninhabitable. Pendle Council served Mario De-Santis an improvement notice under the 2004 Housing Act, which he failed... More >

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Market Harborough Church to have insulation fitted

Thermal insulation is one of the energy-efficiency upgrades a Market Harborough church is planning to purchase with money raised by the local community. Donations from the congregation and grants from local authorities generated £60,000 for Market Harborough Baptist Church, which was used for... More >

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Isle of Scilly residents 'are not offered thermal insulation'

Government grants for thermal insulation upgrades are harder for people living on the Isles of Scilly and other UK islands to gain access to, an expert has said. Environment and climate change officer from the Council of the Isles of Scilly David Senior stated many utility companies only offer... More >

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Time running out for free wall insulation in Tamworth

Men and women in Tamworth can benefit from free thermal insulation installed in their house thanks to a scheme run by the local authority. People who book to have this work done by the end of August will receive loft and cavity wall insulation at no charge, regardless of income and age, 24Dash.com... More >

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Wall insulation 'could cut UK fuel poverty levels'

Thermal insulation devices may be required to reduce the number of British homeowners facing fuel poverty. Cavity wall insulation, lagging in a loft, carpets, double glazing and draft excluders "will all help lower energy use", director of external affairs at National Energy Action Maria... More >

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Thermal insulation upgrade for Walsall flats

The thermal insulation of a block of flats in Walsall is to be improved. Prenkridge Close in Birchills is 50 years old and is to have its roof replaced to reduce the building's heat loss. Its exterior will also have thermal insulation devices partially installed. Central heating bills for the... More >

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'Cut fuel bills' with wall insulation

Britons should use the warm weather as an opportunity to fit their home with thermal insulation devices and protect themselves from rising fuel bills. Gocompare.com asserted roof and cavity wall insulation can be very beneficial energy saving measures and can save money in the long term. It pointed... More >

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'Very few' Westminster homes have thermal insulation from Cert

Only 39 buildings in Westminster - 0.3 per cent of all of the area's housing - were upgraded under the government's Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (Cert) before March 31st 2011, new figures have revealed. The Energy Saving Trust has published a breakdown revealing how many houses in the... More >

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Free thermal insulation offered to Londoners

Wall insulation could be fitted in thousands of London homes thanks to a new initiative. The RE:NEW programme, which assesses a property's energy efficiency, has already been trialled in 8,119 houses, resulting in average annual savings of £154 and drastically cutting the carbon dioxide... More >

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Ancient Roman under floor heating discovered

Roman-era under floor heating has been discovered by archaeologists excavating the ruins of a fort in Tebay, Westmorland. It is believed this could have heated a bathhouse at the site, the Westmorland Gazette reports. Further objects recovered from the structure, which may have controlled movement... More >

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Homes 'should have thermal insulation for winter'

Homebuyers have been advised to ensure the dwellings they purchase are suitable for the winter. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has said people often forget to consider a house's thermal insulation properties when the weather is good. Cavity wall insulation and loft insulation... More >

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Dog home 'is world's greenest'

A dogs' home claims to be the world's most environmentally friendly facility of its type due to its thermal insulation properties. Wall insulation in the timber frame of the Canine Rehoming Centre at Roden near Shrewsbury exceeds current building regulations. Rather than loft insulation, a... More >

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Green Deal 'could be innovative solution'

A government scheme to provide homeowners with thermal insulation devices could be needed for Scotland to reduce its carbon emissions. This is according to business development manager for GreenEnergyNet.com (GEN) Mark Ruskell, who said in an article for the Scotsman that the Green Deal could be... More >

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