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Thermal insulation to be fitted under Green Deal

The Green Deal - which could see many British homes fitted with thermal insulation measures - is "the biggest home improvement scheme since the second world war."

This is according to minister of state for energy and climate change Greg Barker, who told consumer advocacy group Which? he intends to be one of the first people in the UK to have their home renovated under this policy.

Ensuring a property is fully insulated is "the most effective thing people can do", he declared.

Which? is working alongside the government to ensure this policy is delivered effectively, noting that solid wall insulation, double glazing and new boilers can be fitted in people's houses at no upfront cost.

Instead, members of the public can take out a long-term loan of up to £10,000 - which will be attached to their domicile - to pay for sustainability upgrades.

Mr Barker said in regards to his own abode: "I'll be looking at energy efficiency measures first, then microgeneration."

Posted by Simon Webster