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Boris Johnson calls for more wall insulation

Thermal insulation measures must be fitted in more of the capital's houses, mayor of London Boris Johnson has said. As part of the Know Your Rights campaign, which aims to ensure members of the public know the help that is available to help them keep their homes warm, Mr Johnson has urged... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



CCW: Heating insulation protects pipes over winter

Heating insulation can prevent plumbing from freezing over winter. This is according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCW), which has suggested that members of the public follow "a few simple steps now" to minimise the likelihood of their home, water supply and heating becoming damaged... More >

Categories: Under Floor Heating Insulation



Waterproof insulation 'should be fitted to outside pipes'

Waterproof insulation should be fitted on pipes on the outside of houses in order to prevent plumbing emergencies. This is according to Wessex Water, which has provided tips for homeowners who wish to reduce the likelihood of their water supply becoming damaged over winter. Heating insulation ought... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing - Wet Room Waterproofing



Solid wall insulation initiative in north Manchester

Solid wall insulation is to be fitted to around 800 domiciles in north Manchester as part of a £4.2 million scheme. Northwards Housing has commenced the initiative to improve the thermal insulation of some of the city's oldest houses, which were generally built in the 1960s or 1970s and... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



Calderdale Council fits solid wall insulation to old houses

A project undertaken by Calderdale Council has revealed how to improve the thermal insulation qualities of 40,000 old stone houses in the district. The Halifax Courier reports the local authority has spent £100,000 examining how to boost the energy efficiency of dwellings that are difficult... More >

Categories: Dry-lining - Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



Councils 'should fit wall insulation to social houses'

Councils and housing associations in the UK ought to improve the thermal insulation qualities of their tenants' abodes, minister of state for housing and planning Grant Shapps has said. He argued that projects such as the Green Deal provide incentives and discounts for this kind of upgrade,... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Thermal insulation scheme in Hampshire

Loft and cavity wall insulation are being offered to residents of Hampshire. The county council has formed a partnership with Hart District Council and received money from Scottish Power for the Insulate Hampshire initiative, so the first 5,000 customers can receive lagging in the wall space from... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Scottish homeowners offered wall insulation upgrades

Thermal insulation devices are being offered to homeowners around Scotland, who are being urged to contact the Home Energy Scotland Hotline. Loft and cavity wall insulation are being provided to members of the public under the Universal Home Insulation Scheme and by telephoning 0800 512 012, people... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Solid wall insulation provided to 800 Aspley homeowners

Solid wall insulation is to be fitted to more than 800 properties in Nottingham as part of the Aspley Super Warm Zone scheme. Frank Haslam Milan is undertaking the project on behalf of the local authority and Nottingham City Homes, with some of the funding coming from the Community Energy Saving... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation



Cavity wall insulation 'can create massive savings'

Properties without adequate loft and wall insulation could be losing as much as 60 per cent of their central heating. This is according to National Insulation Association (NIA) chief executive Neil Marshall, who called this a "staggering amount" of wastage. He noted homeowners can cut... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



Energy Act to deal with insufficient British thermal insulation

Around half of the domiciles in the UK have insufficient thermal insulation, figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change reveal. A total of 50 per cent more fuel is used to power and heat homes than for the UK's industry, the government body claimed. Therefore, the Energy Act has... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



British Gas offers customers cavity wall insulation

British Gas is to offer free thermal insulation to all of its domestic customers to protect them from rising energy costs. It claimed this provision could help homeowners maintain a warm house while cutting their bills and saving energy. People who use the utility company have until December 22nd... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



NIA: Solid wall insulation needed in millions of British homes

There are around seven million suitable properties that have not had solid wall insulation added. This is according to the National Insulation Association (NIA), which stated there are also six million domiciles needing cavity wall insulation and ten million lofts with insufficient thermal... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



Older homes 'need solid wall insulation'

Improving the thermal insulation of older properties is harder than that of younger houses, an expert has said. Residential Landlords Association policy director Richard Jones noted that solid wall insulation is often required for these structures. Cavity wall insulation cannot be utilised as these... More >

Categories: Dry-lining - Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



'Check heating insulation' over winter

The majority of UK homeowners (64 per cent) perform routines such as checking the heating insulation on water pipes or using draft excluders to improve the dwelling's thermal insulation qualities to protect their house over winter. This is according to research from Swinton Insurance, which... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Heating insulation 'an important winter preparation'

Installing thermal insulation to ensure pipes are well lagged is something all homeowners should do ahead of winter. This is according to engineer at HomeServe John Hancock, who explained how taking the time to prepare properties for cold weather can prevent "some of the most common home... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Thermal insulation 'boosts solar heating efficiency'

Installing thermal insulation has been recommended by one expert as the best way to ensure solar heating systems work efficiently. Senior technical manager of the Energy Saving Trust Jaryn Bradford explained that having lagging fitted should "always" be the priority when planning to... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Wall insulation scheme for Glenrothes homeowners

Loft and cavity wall insulation are to be offered to homeowners in Glenrothes, as Fife Council has successfully bid for financial assistance for this purpose. The local authority received £575,000 and it hopes it can duplicate the success seen during a similar project in Dunfermline. It is... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Flintshire residents provided with thermal insulation hints

Thermal insulation devices such as dry lining insulation and drywall insulation can help to keep properties warmer over winter and reduce their electricity requirements. However, Flintshire County Council has provided other recommendations for its constituents, noting that some buildings in the... More >

Categories: Dry-lining - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Wall insulation offered to Erewash residents

Residents of an area in Derbyshire will be able to receive cavity wall insulation at a highly-subsidised price. Thermal insulation in the loft space will also be provided to private households under the project, which has been initiated by Erewash Borough Council. The Warmstreets Insulation Scheme... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Heating insulation 'stops pipes bursting'

Heating insulation ought to be fitted on water pipes over winter time to reduce the likelihood of the plumbing freezing. This is according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema), which also recommended ensuring that all occupants of the... More >

Categories: Under Floor Heating Insulation



Warm Homes 'needs focus' for heating insulation upgrades

There should be a better focus in the Warm Homes Discount so vulnerable groups receive thermal insulation upgrades, an expert has said. Consumer Focus energy expert Jonathan Stearn commented during a BBC Money Box podcast that there is currently a "fuzz", wherein some demographics are... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Solid wall insulation 'cuts hundreds from fuel bills'

Solid wall insulation, in combination with thermal insulation in the loft space, can cut up to £635 from a domestic energy bill, a leading trade body has asserted. The National Insulation Association (NIA) argued the savings realised when cavity wall insulation is fitted can be between... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation



Thermal cameras to check Cambridge wall insulation

Loft and wall insulation may be checked with around Cambridge City by the Energy Saving Partnership, which will use heat-seeking cameras. Poor levels of thermal insulation would be revealed by these devices and the organisation proposing it is now seeking endorsement from the city council. The... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Tamworth thermal insulation scheme extended

A scheme to provide residents of a Staffordshire town with thermal insulation upgrades has proven to be so successful and popular that its deadline has been extended. Loft and cavity wall insulation is being offered free to all constituents of Tamworth Borough Council and since the launch of the... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation



Wall insulation could be fitted at new office

Wall insulation could be fitted as part of the creation of a new council office in Cornwall. The county council recognises that its current records facility in Truro is not fit for purpose and as a result will be building a replacement, with Redruth a potential location for it. According to a... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation



Heating insulation grants for Scottish carers

People receiving carers' allowance are the next group of Scottish citizens to be provided with thermal insulation grants. Solid wall insulation, cavity wall insulation and heating insulation around pipes are some of the upgrades that could be fitted to the homes of approximately 7,000... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



Thermal insulation to be fitted under Green Deal

The Green Deal - which could see many British homes fitted with thermal insulation measures - is "the biggest home improvement scheme since the second world war." This is according to minister of state for energy and climate change Greg Barker, who told consumer advocacy group Which? he... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



E.ON to provide solid wall insulation in Derby

Solid wall insulation and cavity wall insulation are some of the energy efficiency upgrades to be provided to thousands of Derby homeowners. E.ON has joined forces with the city council for this scheme, which will see 2,200 properties in the areas of Alvaston, Allenton, Austin, Old Sinfin, Cowsley... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Thermal insulation 'appeals to housebuyers'

Loft and cavity wall insulation and extra thermal insulation through double-glazed windows are more important to potential homebuyers than interior decor and kerb appeal, new research has found. The study, from uSwitch.com, revealed that Energy Performance Certificates and solar panels are also... More >

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