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Underfloor heating installed in Bury St Edmunds sports facilities

Work is underway in Bury St Edmunds to improve sports facilities at a local school by fitting it with various green technologies. The £2.1 million project - which is targeting the sports hall at South Lee School and a community cricket pavilion for Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club - is to install... More >

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Thermal insulation jobs lost 'because of the Green Deal'

More than 800 jobs in the thermal insulation industry have been lost due to the impending rollout of the government's flagship energy efficiency scheme. This is according to the Insulation Industry Forum (IIF), which announced that the gap between the country's old insulation regime and the... More >

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Leeds City Council to roll out grants for thermal insulation

Leeds City Council is going to be offering local homeowners financial support to install energy-efficient improvements such as thermal insulation. The body - which is joining forces with YES Projects to roll out the help - is hoping the initiative will make properties warmer and cheaper to... More >

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Gainsbury energy efficiency scheme receives high ratings

A Gainsborough thermal insulation scheme has been rewarded after it was given the highest energy efficiency ratings in the district. The Cross Street initiative - which invested in housing in the town centre - spent £1.2 million on converting the former West Lindsey District Council car park... More >

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Homeowners in Teesside to receive wall insulation

Thousands of Teesside households are due to receive energy-efficient upgrades such as thermal insulation. Following the award of a £8.6 million grant to Fabrick - the parent company of bodies Erimus Housing and Tees Valley Housing - people living in properties owned by the organisation will... More >

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Engineers embark on energy-efficiency project in Kent

Specialist engineers in Kent have begun fitting the homes of local residents with energy-efficient upgrades such as thermal insulation. In a partnership with the University of Brighton, Artois University in France and French housing association Pas de Calais Habitat, Amicus Horizon - an... More >

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Waltham Forest residents benefit from solid wall insulation

Hundreds of households in Waltham Forest have been able to lower their gas and electricity bills after a local initiative installed their properties with thermal insulation. A partnership between non-profit organisation Ascham Homes and carbon reduction firm Climate Energy - which was agreed in... More >

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Kier lands £25m thermal insulation contract in Lincoln

Kier has announced it will be fitting up to 8,000 council-owned houses in Lincoln with energy-efficient measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation. After winning a bid to provide the improvements, the construction and property organisation will carry out the works to households managed by the... More >

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Vulnerable Surrey homeowners to receive thermal insulation

An energy-saving organisation in Surrey has received a grant from the Department of Health to help provide thermal insulation to vulnerable consumers this winter. Action Surrey - with help from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council - will use the funding to distribute the resources needed to stay warm as... More >

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Thermal Bridges: The 2013 Part L and Code for Sustainable Homes

Since 2010, all housing had to comply with level 3 because this is virtually the same as meeting Part L of the 2010 building regulations.  Additionally, it is recommended that all social housing should be made to give a CfSH 4 rating when possible. January 2013 The alterations to... More >

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Young parent benefits from wall insulation in new home

A mum-to-be is set to move into a new home fitted with wall insulation thanks to housing association Helena Partnerships in the north-west of the UK. As part of an E.ON-funded energy efficiency project, the property has also been refurbished to include a new bathroom, kitchen, full rewire and damp... More >

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Elderly homeowners in Kent to receive support this winter

Kent's older residents are due to receive energy-efficient home improvements such as thermal insulation following a recent round of government funding. More than £20,000 has been given to the Kent Community Foundation's (KCF's) Surviving Winter campaign from the Warm Homes Healthy... More >

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Thousands more households 'slipping into fuel poverty'

Around 300,000 more households could fall victim to fuel poverty within the next few weeks, while government energy efficiency schemes offering wall insulation may take 30 years to succeed. This is according to a new report from the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG), which also forecast that nine... More >

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Scottish govt to 'tackle rising fuel poverty' with insulation

The Scottish government is looking to abolish fuel poverty by 2016 with energy-efficient measures such as cavity wall insulation. It announced that upgrades such as these - along with double glazing and new boilers - have prevented up to 35,000 households from falling into fuel poverty over the... More >

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Kent residents urged to identify wall insulation salesmen

Kent Trading Standards has encouraged local homeowners with any information about two cold-callers offering wall insulation to come forward. This is after the organisation received complaints that a couple of smartly-dressed salesmen were knocking on householders' doors on Tuesday (December... More >

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Bath residents to receive thermal insulation support

A service provider funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council is offering advice on thermal insulation as part of a scheme to support elderly, disabled and vulnerable consumers in the area. West of England Care and Repair will be visiting local residents for free home check-ups, after which... More >

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Energy minister discusses Green Deal with housing body

Government energy minister Greg Barker has visited a north-east housing association that is hoping to offer thermal insulation under the Green Deal. Mr Barker met with Gentoo - which is one of the first organisations to become an accredited provider of the initiative - to find out how it is using... More >

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Fears that disabled York residents 'are in fuel poverty'

Rising gas and electricity prices could mean some disabled consumers in York are unable to pay for energy and keep warm this winter. This is according to sociologists at the University of York, who are conducting a one-year study funded by grant-giving organisation the eaga Charitable Trust. Fuel... More >

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County Hall receives wall insulation as part of refurbishment

A refurbished County Hall in Trowbridge has been officially opened after undergoing extensive work to make it greener and more accessible. Architects at Stride Treglown were nominated by Wiltshire Council to renovate an old 1970s office extension and 1930s building into a public services... More >

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Scottish govt invests £3.5m in thermal insulation scheme

The Scottish government has announced a £3.5 million investment that will provide thermal insulation to more than 2,200 properties across the country. With the support of the Big Six energy firms, MPs are aiming to cut homeowners' gas and electricity bills and target areas where people... More >

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Housing body wins prize for thermal insulation

A housing association has won a green prize for investing £3.8 million into providing thermal insulation to homes on a Runcorn estate. Riverside was awarded a silver accolade in the industry environmental league table the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) after heating 400 homes in... More >

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Skegness MP welcomes funding for keeping residents warm

An MP for Boston and Skegness has welcomed a recent round of funding for Lincolnshire that is looking to offer thermal insulation to vulnerable consumers. Conservative party member Mark Simmonds announced the government is providing the county with more than £243,000 to advise residents on... More >

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Boris Johnson approves energy-efficient housing scheme

A London housing scheme offering thermal insulation to residents of The Greenway on Staines Road has been given the seal of approval by mayor of the city Boris Johnson. Catalyst Housing's latest eco-friendly initiative is looking to knock hundreds of pounds off the fuel bills of homeowners with... More >

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Coventry thermal insulation scheme receives £120,000

Coventry residents are due to receive thermal insulation following government funding for the city's energy efficiency scheme. The Department of Health has awarded the local council with £120,000 for the Keeping Coventry Warm initiative, which was launched last December and is looking to... More >

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Suffolk church using underfloor heating to become greener

A Suffolk church has been fitted with underfloor heating following funding of more than £100,000 to use the latest green technology. Emmanuel Church in Bungay has raised the cash through grants and loans that have allowed it to transform the space in Upper Olland Street, the Eastern Daily... More >

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Hertfordshire receives cash boost for thermal insulation scheme

Hertfordshire residents are due to receive thermal insulation as part of an energy efficiency scheme running throughout the county. The local council has been awarded with £395,000 from the Department of Health's Warm Homes Healthy People Fund, which is looking to provide aid to homeless... More >

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Worcestershire scheme offering homeowners loft insulation

An energy-efficiency scheme in Worcestershire is looking to keep consumers warm through measures such as thermal insulation. The Warmer Worcestershire Network - announced by the local council - has received £247,000 from the Department of Health, which will be used to offer services like a... More >

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Tower blocks 'should receive thermal insulation'

Providing tower block residents with loft or cavity wall insulation could bring wider energy efficiency benefits to the estate as a whole. This is according to a new report from think tank Green Alliance entitled Towering Ambitions, which found individuals living in high-rise apartments rarely... More >

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