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Hole in the Roof launched to promote thermal insulation

A new campaign raising awareness about thermal insulation has been rolled out nationwide.

Hole in the Roof - launched yesterday (November 12th) by the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council - is looking to introduce homeowners to energy-efficient measures that can lower their fuel bills.

The scheme focuses on improvements such as double glazing, loft or wall insulation and draught-proofing and offers information on how these can prevent heat loss.

Leading heating manufacturer Viessmann has backed the initiative and managing director of the firm Graham Russell said condensing gas boilers could play a major role in reaching government energy targets for 2020.

He added: "We recognise the need for the whole industry to work together to make understanding energy efficiency more straightforward for consumers."

The government's Renewable Energy Directive is aiming to achieve 15 per cent of the country's energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, in comparison with three per cent in 2009.

Hole in the Roof has also received support from environmentalist Tony Juniper, financial expert Jasmine Birtles and Charlie Luxton of the BBC's TV programme DIY SOS.

Posted by Paul Taylor