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Wall insulation 'useful for reducing energy bills'

Thermal insulation is a good way to reduce utility bills in the face of rising gas and electricity prices, one expert has suggested. Lisa Greenfield, energy analyst for Confused.com, advised homeowners to consider these upgrades in order to reduce their outgoings. She said that the government has... More >

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Norwich tenants offered loft and wall insulation

Council house tenants in Bowthorpe, Norwich are being offered improved loft insulation and wall insulation. Alongside this will be upgrades to boilers, which may be providing the warmth required for under floor heating, the Norwich Advertiser reports. This is due to collaboration between the local... More >

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NIA: Thermal insulation is great way to save money

Thermal insulation is a great way to reduce pollution and save energy, according to the National Insulation Alliance (NIA). Responding to news that British Gas is to increase the price of electricity by 16 per cent and gas by 18 per cent, the NIA has composed a set of reasons to encourage people to... More >

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Thermal insulation 'could improve UK's economy'

Growing demand for energy efficiency measures such as cavity wall insulation and drywall insulation could help improve Britain's financial situation. This is according to secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne, who said this is the "promise of the green... More >

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Chris Huhne promotes thermal insulation

Electricity suppliers will soon be compelled to assist people in reducing their fuel bills with thermal insulation devices, secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne said in a meeting with major suppliers. Customers can save money "by taking energy efficiency measures such... More >

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Roof gardens 'provide good insulation'

As well as wall insulation and dry lining insulation, roof gardens are a good way to reduce domestic heat loss. This is according to John Williams, principal landscape architect at Eco Designs, who noted that his company has received many enquiries about "green roofs" in the last year. He... More >

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Government plans to encourage insulation

A series of trials will take place to find out the best ways of engaging the British public with carbon reduction legislation. These include a service to clear people's attics, to discover whether the hassle of doing this is discouraging take-up of loft insulation. Another proposal provides... More >

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Energy efficiency improvements 'have issues'

The Green Deal has some problems that need to be resolved, according to one expert. Richard Lupo, sustainability consultant at training provider Sustainable Homes, explained at the Greenbuild Expo that some people will benefit from this policy more than others. The legislation mandates that private... More >

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CCC: Scottish government should reduce emissions

The Scottish Government should try to meet targets for emissions reduction, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). A cut of three to five per cent every year in greenhouse gasses should be mandated in order to reduce the amount released by 60 per cent in 2030 compared with 1990 levels,... More >

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Welsh village 'most eco-friendly'

A Welsh village has won the British Gas Green Streets Community Challenge for its widespread use of thermal insulation and other energy efficiency measures. Llangattock, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, has many homes installed with loft and wall insulation, biomass boilers - which may... More >

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CCC: Lack of progress in insulating buildings

There has been a lack of progress in putting insulation in British properties, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). It recommends that ministers enforce legislation that aims to have loft and cavity wall insulation installed in all British buildings by 2015. This was prompted by the... More >

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Retro 'tea cosy' home reveals wall insulation benefits

Researchers have revealed that a house designed in the late 1970s - with wall insulation one of its features - could provide a blueprint for today's energy-efficient homes. The SALFORD Low-Energy House: Learning From Our Past report by experts from the University of Salford suggests that a... More >

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Under floor heating may have added value to castle up for sale

Installing under floor heating may have helped increase the value of a Welsh castle that has just gone on the market. Kemeys Folly, which is located near Newport, has a price tag of £2.75 million after being put up for sale by owners Sarah and Dean Berry. They had originally shelled out... More >

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Farmhouse with under floor heating up for sale for £1.5m

A Grade II-listed farmhouse in Hampshire belonging to Priscilla Carluccio - who renovated the property with under floor heating - has been put on the market for £1.5 million. Carluccio, who is the sister of Sir Terence Conran, ex-wife of chef Antonio Carluccio and former creative director of... More >

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Minister unveils high-insulation house

A new traditional-looking property which uses innovative materials in its construction to provide a high level of thermal insulation has been unveiled. Housing minister Grant Shapps officially opened the Natural House as he warned that newly-built homes do not need to look like... More >

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Expert provides flat roof insulation advice

It is "clearly a good idea" to insulate a flat roof, according to one expert. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, builder Jeff Howell noted that the most recent building regulations state that any re-covering of a flat roof requires the installation of energy-efficiency measures, such as... More >

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Insulation 'can be free'

Loft and cavity wall insulation can be free in some cases, according to one expert. Bev Coombe, membership and communications manager for the National Insulation Association, pointed out that government legislation has meant some people can receive energy-efficiency upgrades to their home at no... More >

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Flats renovated with insulating cladding

Extra wall insulation has been provided as part of the refurbishment of Welsh apartments. Pen Dinas flats in the Rhondda were built in the 1960s but have recently been renovated with new balconies, doors and external cladding, with funding from RCT Homes. The thermal insulation in the cladding... More >

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Insulation 'should be essential'

Homeowners should consider insulation as an essential upgrade for their property as it can bring down greenhouse gas emissions, according to one expert. Bev Coombe, membership and communications manager for the National Insulation Association, noted that installing basement insulation or other... More >

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Public 'concerned over fuel bills'

Rising household bills are causing concern for the British public, according to new research. Moneysupermarket.com polled nearly 2,400 site users and discovered that higher utility costs were the biggest financial worry for over a third (35.9 per cent) of respondents - something that could be... More >

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National Insulation Alliance welcomes industry board

The National Insulation Alliance (NIA) has expressed its support for a new industry board created by the British government. As part of the Low Carbon Construction Plan, the organisation will assist in providing a framework to enable the country to decarbonise its buildings by 2050. This may... More >

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Riise wins Olympics contract

A Plymouth-based under floor heating company has won a contract to add the technology to the London Olympic Village. Riise, which installs and designs the equipment, stated that this system uses less water, is better for the environment and is more cost effective. Under floor heating can be as much... More >

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Scottish government offers 90,000 homes insulation

The Scottish government has announced plans to provide more homeowners with insulation for free or at discounted prices, as part of its Home Insulation Scheme. Loft and cavity wall insulation will be offered to 90,000 homes in ten council areas. This will raise the number of premises energy... More >

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Homeowners 'should install insulation now'

People considering wet room insulation, cavity wall insulation or any other methods to reduce domestic heat loss have been urged to act as quickly as possible. Bev Coombe, membership and communications manager for the National Insulation Association, noted that consumers should not "wait for... More >

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Thousands in Durham receive free insulation

Over 3,000 people in County Durham have had thermal insulation or central heating installed for free, it has been reported. This has resulted in thousands of homeowners experiencing a reduction in gas and electricity bills, the Evening Chronicle stated. The projects were paid for through the Warm... More >

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EU proposes energy efficiency mandate

The European Commission has called for distributors to cut energy sales by 1.5 per cent every year by implementing efficiency upgrades for their customers. These include improvements to boiler systems - for instance through heating insulation - as well as the addition of further thermal insulation... More >

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FMB calls energy efficiency retrofitting 'imperative'

Government legislation means homes should be retrofitted with energy efficiency measures such as cavity wall insulation, according to a leading construction spokesperson. Brian Berry, director of external affairs at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), called this "imperative" in an... More >

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Insulation helps to make eco-house efficient

The builders responsible for a new housing project in Kettering believe thick thermal insulation is partially responsible for the high energy efficiency of the homes. LHA-ASRA, a Leicester-based organisation specialising in social housing, commissioned the construction project on wasteland and... More >

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Lack of insulation in British properties

Thermal insulation could save almost half of British homeowners over £100 every year, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Statistics released by the government body revealed that 57 per cent of the lofts in Great Britain have been insulated and only 58 per cent of... More >

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Council properties 'need heating insulation as a priority'

A group of residents are calling for free heating insulation to be fitted as a priority throughout their ex-council properties. Homeowners living in houses built in Trilwm and Trimsaran in Carmarthenshire during the early 60s are having to pay excessive amounts to heat their homes, the BBC... More >

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