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Solid wall insulation scheme in Yorkshire and Humber

Solid wall insulation and thermal insulation in loft spaces are to be offered to members of the public in some of the most deprived areas of Yorkshire and Humber. The Big Energy Upgrade is the first time that a 'whole house' approach has been taken to efficiency and represents a "big... More >

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Wall insulation scheme offered in Highlands

Loft and cavity wall insulation will be provided to constituents of the Highland Council this year after it was successful in receiving more government aid for this purpose. Thermal insulation can reduce homeowners' fuel bills and cut the region's carbon footprint, the local authority... More >

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Wall insulation scheme to relaunch in Bolton

Cavity wall insulation and thermal insulation in loft spaces are being offered to residents of Bolton. The scheme is part of the Get Me Toasty campaign, which is run by Bolton Council and nine other local authorities across Greater Manchester alongside the Energy Saving Trust. It is relaunching in... More >

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Wall insulation 'should be part of property valuations'

Properties with measures such as basement insulation and drywall insulation should have these upgrades reflected in their valuation. This is according to co-founder and sustainability and communications director of Sustain Worldwide Gordon Miller, who called this development "long... More >

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Pompeii under floor heating on display

Roman-era under floor heating is one of the 2,000-year-old technologies visitors to a new display in Paris will be able to see. Further relics include appliances that warm or cool down water as part of one of the first ever boilers and these have been installed in a reconstructed Pompeii... More >

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Solid wall insulation scheme opens in Scotland

Solid wall insulation is to be offered to homeowners in Orkney and Fife later this year under a pilot scheme from the government. This intends to reduce the heating requirements of the properties that are hardest to treat, which are often those without mains gas connections. Loans of up to... More >

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Wall insulation 'can cut fuel bills'

Cavity wall insulation can cut fuel bills ahead of winter, a leading organisation has claimed. Thermal insulation can also be provided through draught-stripping, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) declared. Gas-heated semi detached homes typically save £20 every year through... More >

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Thermal insulation 'could be easier to get'

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has welcomed calls by secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne to ensure homeowners can switch power companies easily. It noted this could increase the uptake of thermal insulation devices such as dry lining insulation, as many... More >

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Thermal insulation and sustainability 'should impact house prices'

Thermal insulation and other sustainability characteristics ought to be a consideration during property valuations, a leading organisation has said. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) argued this is needed as green issues become more important for homeowners. Features such as the... More >

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Wall insulation for Scotland in Spending Review

Tackling energy inefficiency by promoting the use of thermal insulation devices such as cavity wall insulation is one of the Scottish government's key priorities, finance secretary John Swinney revealed in the Spending Review. A budget of £327 million has been set aside to reduce the... More >

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Confused.com: Use grants to fit wall insulation

Homeowners who are vulnerable to energy price increases should take advantage of government schemes to fit loft and cavity wall insulation. This is according to Confused.com, which noted that individuals aged over 70 years old can have thermal insulation devices installed with assistance from a 100... More >

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Heating insulation 'prevents water damage'

Britons may wish to examine the heating insulation for boilers and tanks in their roof space, following advice from the AA. Following the poor weather in the country due to Hurricane Katia, summer storms and the anticipated cold winter, the insurance company said this thermal insulation device... More >

Categories: Under Floor Heating Insulation - Wet Room Waterproofing



VAT 'should be cut on wall insulation'

The government should cut VAT for all energy efficiency measures fitted under the Green Deal, which may include drywall insulation and underfloor heating insulation. This is according to uSwitch.com, which has announced its support for the measure, echoing sentiments made in a joint statement by... More >

Categories: Dry-lining - Under Floor Heating Insulation



NIA: Fit solid wall insulation now

Homeowners have been advised to fit loft and cavity wall insulation to their properties as soon as possible to lower their fuel bills. The National Insulation Alliance (NIA) issued the statement in response to increases in gas and electricity prices from all of the major power companies, which are... More >

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Under floor heating in Bristol council houses

Under floor heating and good levels of thermal insulation have resulted in a new social housing development in Bristol achieving level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Located in Lawrence Weston, the 12 domiciles were constructed with financial assistance from the Homes and Communities... More >

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Wall insulation 'may be popular landlord upgrade'

Landlords may soon be obliged to fit thermal insulation devices to their properties, it has been said. Residential Landlords Association policy director Richard Jones noted that it will become unlawful to let many buildings by 2018 at the very latest. This is because dwellings with Energy... More >

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Wall insulation offered to Bolton residents

A new scheme is underway in Bolton to provide homeowners with loft and wall insulation at free or subsidised rates. The local authority hopes this will result in greater uptake of these thermal insulation devices, enabling thousands of residents to reduce their fuel bills and stay warm this winter,... More >

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Under floor heating 'good in bathrooms'

Under floor heating is a good method of regulating the temperature of bathrooms, one expert has said. It is "warm and controllable" and works well alongside "good quality towel rails" that are spacious enough to hold many of these accessories, Sara Corker of Surrey-based firm... More >

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Thermal insulation 'simple to install'

Loft and wall insulation is far easier for homeowners to install than they realise, one expert has claimed. National Home Improvement Council director Andrew Leech noted that there are government schemes available to make this upgrade as simple as possible to add to a domicile. Grants are available... More >

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Thermal insulation scheme benefits Hampshire resident

A thermal insulation scheme operating in Hampshire has helped one resident improve the energy efficiency of her house. Kim Atkins took advantage of Insulate Hampshire when she moved in to a new property that required extensive renovation. Under the initiative, eligible homeowners can receive cavity... More >

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London 'worst for wall insulation'

Dry lining insulation or other thermal insulation devices should be fitted by more London homeowners, the National Insulation Association (NIA) has recommended. Figures from the government's Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (Cert) scheme indicated this region has the lowest rate for the... More >

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DECC releases thermal insulation statistics

Cavity wall insulation has been installed in 10.9 million abodes in Great Britain, or 58 per cent of all applicable houses, figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed. Furthermore, solid wall insulation has been fitted in 110,000 domiciles, which represents less... More >

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Thermal insulation provided to 300,000 homes in 3 months

Thermal insulation measures, such as wall insulation, were installed 300,000 times in British dwellings during the last three months, figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change have revealed. Fuel bills can be cut by as much as £100 every year through this upgrade, the... More >

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Wall insulation scheme in Manchester

Loft and cavity wall insulation is to be offered to residents of Greater Manchester as part of a scheme called Get Me Toasty. Thermal insulation devices are offered at heavily subsidised rates or for free as part of the project, which was paid for by every council in the county with support from... More >

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Thermal insulation 'should be fitted in summer'

Homeowners may wish to fit dry lining insulation and basement insulation to their properties now, even though the weather is still mild. Managing director of estate agents Harrison Murray Nick Salmon said people "don't want to think about winter just yet". However, thermal insulation... More >

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Youngster develops thermal insulation innovation

A youngster in the north-east town of Morpeth has designed a new kit to discover how much thermal insulation a property needs. Joshua Clarke from Shilbottle created a ruler with a blue and red house on either side to demonstrate the correct depth of loft or wall insulation. This was part of a... More >

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Thermal insulation 'helps people afford luxuries'

Wall insulation ought to be installed in every household and individuals that fail to do so because of the initial costs are operating under a false economy. This is according to National Home Improvement Council director Andrew Leech, who said thermal insulation in a loft is also a... More >

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Brits 'make excuses' not to fit wall insulation

Many British households cannot be bothered to fit loft or wall insulation, which wastes around £1 billion every year, research from energy company E.ON has indicated. One in ten homeowners has failed to have these thermal insulation devices fitted because it is too much effort. Other excuses... More >

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Wall insulation 'should be free across Scotland'

Wall insulation and similar thermal insulation devices should be free for all homeowners in Scotland, an environmental activist has said. Friends of the Earth Scotland chief executive Stan Blackley claimed this could help the country to achieve its greenhouse gas cutting targets, which are some of... More >

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Thermal insulation 'most essential upgrade'

Thermal insulation is "the most important thing" homeowners can fit if they wish to keep their house warm, one expert has said. Oil Firing Technical Association director general Jeremy Hawksley said lagging the loft, adding double glazing and using similar devices can "keep the heat... More >

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