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Thermal insulation firm launches energy saving scheme with Grand Designs

A thermal insulation business in Leicester has joined forces with Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud to help homeowners lower their electricity bills.

Mark Group of Beaumont Leys has launched Grand Designs Future Living - which offers changes to the comfort and aesthetics of a property, as well as the reduction of its carbon footprint.

Mr McCloud said the campaign is dedicated to providing a greener future for Britain's householders.

"There are so many simple but effective steps that can be taken to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of our own homes and which really don't need to break the bank," he added.

According to a Mark Group spokesman, the firm introduced the scheme to raise awareness of rising electricity prices and the Green Deal.

The government scheme, which began assessing properties in the UK for energy-efficient measures at the start of the month, will install greener technology - such as solid wall insulation, heating systems and loft insulation - in January 2013.

Grand Designs Future Living will initially advise homeowners on the various kinds of heating improvements on offer, before giving them the option to have solutions tailored solely to their own individual needs or extended to the rest of the local community.

Mr McCloud stated: "Never before have entire neighbourhoods been able to take collective advantage of energy saving measures like these."

The campaign also connects householders to trained designers and architects in order to improve the outwards appearance of their homes, while enhancing their internal ability to manage energy.

Mr McCloud said he hopes that more families will build a greener future for themselves with the help of Mark Group's four decades of expertise across an entire portfolio of energy-saving measures.

The company - which works with around 7,000 homes, schools and businesses every week - largely receives its £125 million turnover from its solar-powered energy services and wall insulation.

Posted by Simon Webster