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Fitting thermal insulation 'a cost-effective DIY job'

Thermal insulation is a DIY job that could help homeowners to save a lot of money in the long run.

This is according to Suzanne Beaubien, writing for the Calgary Herald, who stated such home improvements can be cheap and will enable people to reduce their energy bills.

Loft and basement insulation were highlighted as being the most important, with advice given on the best areas of these rooms to pad.

Fitting thermal insulation to the back of the hatch or door leading into the attic is one idea, she explained, while old houses rarely have any protection in the foot-high area between the cellar wall and the floor above - known as the basement header.

Those looking to take on such a project were told insulation should be around 15 to 16 inches deep.

This comes after the Limerick Post recently called on owners of older properties to check whether the amount of thermal insulation they have is adequate.