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Government 'need to educate public for Green Deal to succeed'

Homeowners need educating about the benefits of making energy efficiency improvements such as installing heating insulation, according to one expert. Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), explained how the government needs to do more to ensure people are aware of... More >

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Parking levy 'could fund heating insulation'

Proposals have been put forward to increase the cost of parking in Norwich in order to fund heating insulation for homes. The local Evening News reports how the Norwich Independent Climate Change Commission (NICCC) has suggested introducing a £1 levy in car parks across the region. This extra... More >

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Solid wall insulation 'a good investment'

Solid wall insulation has been described as a "worthwhile" investment for rural property owners looking to improve their energy efficiency. Hayley Jones, web marketing director for UK Energy Saving, described how the work can be costly but can have considerable benefits. "Insulating... More >

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Heating insulation 'helps tenants save money'

The addition of new heating insulation at a housing development in Wales has helped residents reduce their energy bills. A £550,000 fund from the Welsh government's Arbed scheme was used to make the improvements to the Penparcau flats in Aberystwyth, which were built in the 1960s and in... More >

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Heating insulation helps home become energy efficient

A council home in Stanmore has become the first in the area to be transformed into a fully energy efficient property. The building has been fitted with loft insulation, solar panels, cavity wall insulation and triple glazing, the Harrow Observer reports. In addition, a rain water harvesting tank... More >

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Abseilers to install wall insulation to tower block

A council worker has described abseiling down a building in order to see what cavity wall insulation specialists experience. Jo Brooks, Arun's energy efficiency officer, scaled down the side of Kingmere tower block as part of a daredevil challenge, the Littlehampton Gazette reports. Crowds of... More >

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Poor households 'live in colder homes'

Poorer households may be less likely to have heating insulation as they spend twice as much on energy bills as higher earners, research has shown. Consumer Focus commissioned a study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies in order to assess the problem of fuel poverty. It revealed that people on lower... More >

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Lincolnshire residents 'benefitting from heating insulation scheme'

Residents in Lincolnshire may be interested in a new scheme that is helping to save individuals considerable sums on their fuel bills. The Home Energy Lincolnshire Partnership is offering wall insulation and loft lagging to people across the borough. Those aged over 60 and on certain benefits, are... More >

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Heating insulation to be installed in 55 Mansfield homes

A new energy efficiency scheme will see heating insulation installed at 55 properties in Pleasley. The Mansfield Chad reports how the district council has awarded British Gas a contract to carry out the £635,000 initiative. Along with flat roof insulation, the homes will be fitted with ground... More >

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Heating insulation 'best way to beat energy price hikes'

Homeowners have been advised that installing heating insulation is the best way to reduce energy bills. In an interview with the Tayside and Fife Courier, housing convener Jimmy Black explained how lagging can prevent people living in fuel poverty. However, he described how many older properties do... More >

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Tenants calls for poorly insulated flats to be demolished

Residents living in a road in Fife have called for the flats to be torn down and replaced with new energy efficient properties. Tenants of Fraser Street told the Dunfermline Press how the buildings are in a bad state with many lacking much-needed wall insulation. Martin Boyle, chair of the... More >

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Heating insulation fitted in Burton homes

Heating insulation and new roofing has been installed at homes in Burton under a new scheme designed to regenerate rundown areas of the town. East Staffordshire Borough Council launched the programme as part of a £1 million redevelopment project that will see 85 homes and businesses given a... More >

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Timmy Mallett opens housing development

Timmy Mallett has helped open a new housing development that features state-of-the-art technology such as under floor heating. The artist and TV personality cut the ribbon at the £2.7 million project in Aberdeen, which has been designed for people with special support needs, 24dash.com... More >

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Loft heating insulation 'beneficial in all seasons'

Heating insulation can help to not only keep homes warm but also prevent them from becoming too hot, it has been claimed. Writing for the Revelstoke Times Review, professional mechanical engineer Chantal Keerak explained how laying lagging in a loft space can have benefits all year... More >

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ScottishPower announces 19% price rise

Installing wall insulation and loft lagging may become more of a priority than ever for many homeowners following the recent announcement that energy prices are to rise. ScottishPower has revealed it will introduce a second price rise in nine months from August 1st, with bills increasing by an... More >

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Eco-friendly hall nominated for award

The effective use of heating insulation at a level above standards stated in building regulations has helped one residence be shortlisted for an award. The All Saints Court student residence at the Leeds Trinity University College Horsforth campus has made it to the shortlist of the Local Authority... More >

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Heating insulation 'simple way to reduce carbon use'

Individuals looking to make their properties more energy efficient have been advised to look into wall insulation and loft lagging. In an interview with the Ecologist, director of sustainable solutions company Carbon Descent Chris Dunham explained the two improvements are simple ways to make homes... More >

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Energy saving organisation calls for backing

An organisation is calling for backing from the public to help it win £500,000 towards heating insulation projects. The Meadows' Ozone Energy Service (MOZES) needs support from residents in order to secure the funding, the Nottingham Post reports. A scheme has been launched by Hugh... More >

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Under floor heating 'good for small rooms'

Using under floor heating in smaller rooms can be beneficial in a number of ways. Highlighting the benefits of using such systems, award-winning interior designer Jamie Hempsall wrote in a column for the Yorkshire Post that under floor heating is a "good method of achieving a more regular... More >

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Could heating insulation help make homes more efficient

Installing heating insulation may be one way in which homeowners can make their property more energy efficient, thereby significantly reducing their energy bills. David Jullien, chief executive of Act on Energy, explained that investing in this area is "the only option" for long-term... More >

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Govt heating insulation scheme 'will protect consumers'

Homeowners who are hoping to take advantage of a government initiative to make homes more energy efficient by fitting items such as cavity wall insulation have been reassured they will be protected under the scheme. Climate change minister Greg Barker has announced a set of frameworks that will be... More >

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Heating insulation 'a key measure' for rural homes

People who live in older properties in rural parts of the UK may be especially able to benefit from fitting heating insulation, as their homes could be among some of the country's least energy efficient. According to David Jullien, chief executive of Act on Energy, those who live in these... More >

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Solid wall insulation 'helps future-proof properties'

Individuals looking to prepare their properties for the coming years may like to consider fitting solid wall insulation as one method to future-proof their abodes and save them money in the long term. Thinkinsulation.com notes than many older properties in particular could be costing their owners... More >

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Heating insulation 'can cut energy bills'

Installing heating insulation is an effective way to help reduce the burden of increasing energy bills. This is according to advice from the Energy Saving Trust cited by the Daily Telegraph. People with homes built between the 20s and 80s have been advised to consider hiring experts to fit cavity... More >

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Green Deal 'could boost insulation jobs'

The government's introduction of the Green Deal may see demand for retrofit skills increase, it has been claimed. Brian Berry, director of external affairs at the Federation of Master Builders, explained how job creation in the construction industry may receive a boost from the... More >

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Refurbishment project awarded funding

Plans to install under floor heating at a former school in Llandudno can proceed following a cash boost. The North Wales Weekly reports how a final grant acceptance letter was lost in the post causing concern for fundraisers hoping to convert Llanrhos Old School. Since 2009, a group of volunteers... More >

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Church ready for second phase of renovations

Heating insulation renovations are soon to be undertaken at a religious building following completion of the first phase of improvements. The Lutterworth Mail reports how handrails and new front steps have been fitted along with oak doors at Market Harborough Baptist Church. Church minister... More >

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Heating insulation grants available in Crawley

Individuals in West Sussex can now apply for heating insulation grants under a new initiative designed to help make homes more energy efficient. The Crawley Observer reports that the Warm Front Scheme is offering people funding to help them insulate their properties in time for winter. Those who... More >

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MP praises nationwide heating insulation scheme

An MP has praised the government's Green Deal scheme, claiming the plan to fit heating insulation throughout UK homes will help boost employment. Dr Phillip Lee explained that under the initiative the manufacturing sector will need to increase employee levels, Get Bracknell reports. "In my... More >

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Eco-terrace features basement insulation

Basement insulation and under floor lagging have been used to create an eco-friendly home in Sheffield. The terrace, which is owned by the local council, has undergone an energy efficiency overhaul in a bid to show how traditional properties can be made greener. Along with heating insulation,... More >

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