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British Gas offers customers cavity wall insulation

British Gas is to offer free thermal insulation to all of its domestic customers to protect them from rising energy costs. It claimed this provision could help homeowners maintain a warm house while cutting their bills and saving energy. People who use the utility company have until December 22nd... More >

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NIA: Solid wall insulation needed in millions of British homes

There are around seven million suitable properties that have not had solid wall insulation added. This is according to the National Insulation Association (NIA), which stated there are also six million domiciles needing cavity wall insulation and ten million lofts with insufficient thermal... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



Older homes 'need solid wall insulation'

Improving the thermal insulation of older properties is harder than that of younger houses, an expert has said. Residential Landlords Association policy director Richard Jones noted that solid wall insulation is often required for these structures. Cavity wall insulation cannot be utilised as these... More >

Categories: Dry-lining - Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation



'Check heating insulation' over winter

The majority of UK homeowners (64 per cent) perform routines such as checking the heating insulation on water pipes or using draft excluders to improve the dwelling's thermal insulation qualities to protect their house over winter. This is according to research from Swinton Insurance, which... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Heating insulation 'an important winter preparation'

Installing thermal insulation to ensure pipes are well lagged is something all homeowners should do ahead of winter. This is according to engineer at HomeServe John Hancock, who explained how taking the time to prepare properties for cold weather can prevent "some of the most common home... More >

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Thermal insulation 'boosts solar heating efficiency'

Installing thermal insulation has been recommended by one expert as the best way to ensure solar heating systems work efficiently. Senior technical manager of the Energy Saving Trust Jaryn Bradford explained that having lagging fitted should "always" be the priority when planning to... More >

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Wall insulation scheme for Glenrothes homeowners

Loft and cavity wall insulation are to be offered to homeowners in Glenrothes, as Fife Council has successfully bid for financial assistance for this purpose. The local authority received £575,000 and it hopes it can duplicate the success seen during a similar project in Dunfermline. It is... More >

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Flintshire residents provided with thermal insulation hints

Thermal insulation devices such as dry lining insulation and drywall insulation can help to keep properties warmer over winter and reduce their electricity requirements. However, Flintshire County Council has provided other recommendations for its constituents, noting that some buildings in the... More >

Categories: Dry-lining - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Wall insulation offered to Erewash residents

Residents of an area in Derbyshire will be able to receive cavity wall insulation at a highly-subsidised price. Thermal insulation in the loft space will also be provided to private households under the project, which has been initiated by Erewash Borough Council. The Warmstreets Insulation Scheme... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Heating insulation 'stops pipes bursting'

Heating insulation ought to be fitted on water pipes over winter time to reduce the likelihood of the plumbing freezing. This is according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema), which also recommended ensuring that all occupants of the... More >

Categories: Under Floor Heating Insulation



Warm Homes 'needs focus' for heating insulation upgrades

There should be a better focus in the Warm Homes Discount so vulnerable groups receive thermal insulation upgrades, an expert has said. Consumer Focus energy expert Jonathan Stearn commented during a BBC Money Box podcast that there is currently a "fuzz", wherein some demographics are... More >

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Solid wall insulation 'cuts hundreds from fuel bills'

Solid wall insulation, in combination with thermal insulation in the loft space, can cut up to £635 from a domestic energy bill, a leading trade body has asserted. The National Insulation Association (NIA) argued the savings realised when cavity wall insulation is fitted can be between... More >

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Thermal cameras to check Cambridge wall insulation

Loft and wall insulation may be checked with around Cambridge City by the Energy Saving Partnership, which will use heat-seeking cameras. Poor levels of thermal insulation would be revealed by these devices and the organisation proposing it is now seeking endorsement from the city council. The... More >

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Tamworth thermal insulation scheme extended

A scheme to provide residents of a Staffordshire town with thermal insulation upgrades has proven to be so successful and popular that its deadline has been extended. Loft and cavity wall insulation is being offered free to all constituents of Tamworth Borough Council and since the launch of the... More >

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Wall insulation could be fitted at new office

Wall insulation could be fitted as part of the creation of a new council office in Cornwall. The county council recognises that its current records facility in Truro is not fit for purpose and as a result will be building a replacement, with Redruth a potential location for it. According to a... More >

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Heating insulation grants for Scottish carers

People receiving carers' allowance are the next group of Scottish citizens to be provided with thermal insulation grants. Solid wall insulation, cavity wall insulation and heating insulation around pipes are some of the upgrades that could be fitted to the homes of approximately 7,000... More >

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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... More >

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E.ON to provide solid wall insulation in Derby

Solid wall insulation and cavity wall insulation are some of the energy efficiency upgrades to be provided to thousands of Derby homeowners. E.ON has joined forces with the city council for this scheme, which will see 2,200 properties in the areas of Alvaston, Allenton, Austin, Old Sinfin, Cowsley... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation



Thermal insulation 'appeals to housebuyers'

Loft and cavity wall insulation and extra thermal insulation through double-glazed windows are more important to potential homebuyers than interior decor and kerb appeal, new research has found. The study, from uSwitch.com, revealed that Energy Performance Certificates and solar panels are also... More >

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Solid wall insulation scheme in Yorkshire and Humber

Solid wall insulation and thermal insulation in loft spaces are to be offered to members of the public in some of the most deprived areas of Yorkshire and Humber. The Big Energy Upgrade is the first time that a 'whole house' approach has been taken to efficiency and represents a "big... More >

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Wall insulation scheme offered in Highlands

Loft and cavity wall insulation will be provided to constituents of the Highland Council this year after it was successful in receiving more government aid for this purpose. Thermal insulation can reduce homeowners' fuel bills and cut the region's carbon footprint, the local authority... More >

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Wall insulation scheme to relaunch in Bolton

Cavity wall insulation and thermal insulation in loft spaces are being offered to residents of Bolton. The scheme is part of the Get Me Toasty campaign, which is run by Bolton Council and nine other local authorities across Greater Manchester alongside the Energy Saving Trust. It is relaunching in... More >

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Wall insulation 'should be part of property valuations'

Properties with measures such as basement insulation and drywall insulation should have these upgrades reflected in their valuation. This is according to co-founder and sustainability and communications director of Sustain Worldwide Gordon Miller, who called this development "long... More >

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Pompeii under floor heating on display

Roman-era under floor heating is one of the 2,000-year-old technologies visitors to a new display in Paris will be able to see. Further relics include appliances that warm or cool down water as part of one of the first ever boilers and these have been installed in a reconstructed Pompeii... More >

Categories: Under Floor Heating Insulation



Solid wall insulation scheme opens in Scotland

Solid wall insulation is to be offered to homeowners in Orkney and Fife later this year under a pilot scheme from the government. This intends to reduce the heating requirements of the properties that are hardest to treat, which are often those without mains gas connections. Loans of up to... More >

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Wall insulation 'can cut fuel bills'

Cavity wall insulation can cut fuel bills ahead of winter, a leading organisation has claimed. Thermal insulation can also be provided through draught-stripping, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) declared. Gas-heated semi detached homes typically save £20 every year through... More >

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Thermal insulation 'could be easier to get'

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has welcomed calls by secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne to ensure homeowners can switch power companies easily. It noted this could increase the uptake of thermal insulation devices such as dry lining insulation, as many... More >

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Thermal insulation and sustainability 'should impact house prices'

Thermal insulation and other sustainability characteristics ought to be a consideration during property valuations, a leading organisation has said. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) argued this is needed as green issues become more important for homeowners. Features such as the... More >

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Wall insulation for Scotland in Spending Review

Tackling energy inefficiency by promoting the use of thermal insulation devices such as cavity wall insulation is one of the Scottish government's key priorities, finance secretary John Swinney revealed in the Spending Review. A budget of £327 million has been set aside to reduce the... More >

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Confused.com: Use grants to fit wall insulation

Homeowners who are vulnerable to energy price increases should take advantage of government schemes to fit loft and cavity wall insulation. This is according to Confused.com, which noted that individuals aged over 70 years old can have thermal insulation devices installed with assistance from a 100... More >

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