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Thermal insulation installed at Welsh school

Solid wall insulation has been installed at a Welsh school as part of plans to reduce the institution's power consumption.

In addition, thermal insulation has been doubled within the loft space and the combined renovations are expected to significantly lower energy bills, the Western Mail reports.

Under the British Gas Green Streets Challenge, Llangattock Church in Wales Primary School in Powys has undergone a number of power saving improvements.

Head teacher Hayley Smith explained that 60 per cent of heat is believed to be lost through poor insulation, according to research by the Energy Saving Trust (EST).

She added: "Being open plan makes it's even more important for us to have good insulation … we're [now] looking forward to cheaper heating bills and a much more comfortable environment."

The EST states that thermal insulation can last for up to 40 years and save owners of a semi-detached three-bedroom home approximately £40 per annum.