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Carbon neutral property unveiled in Manchester

Heating insulation has helped one landlord create what he claims is the first 100 per cent carbon neutral student property. In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, founder of Beech Properties Stephen Beech described how he has transformed a house in Rusholme using green energy... More >

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Wall insulation "crucial" home improvement

Investing in cavity wall insulation has been described by one expert as an essential home enhancement. Andrew Leech, director at the National Home Improvement Council, explained how it is vital that people consider ways to make their property more energy efficient. He claimed that while renovations... More >

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Insulation could boost West Midlands by £566 million

The West Midlands could gain £566 million through increased usage of environmentally-friendly techniques such as cavity wall insulation, it has been suggested. New analysis by the Energy Saving Trust showed insulating all cavity walls and lofts in the region could also support more than... More >

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TAP insulation 'keeps heat in and pests out'

A new thermal insulation design not only keeps the heat inside a home but also prevents insects getting inside, it has been revealed. In an article for Green Building Elements, Summer Minor outlined how the thermal acoustic pest control (TAP) system is made from almost 90 per cent recycled... More >

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Passivhaus insulation method unveiled in Exeter

One of the first social housing accommodation projects in the UK to feature an innovative heating insulation technique has been unveiled by Exeter City Council. Three flats located in Rowan House in Sivell Place have been created using the Passivhaus method, Green Building Press reports. Across... More >

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New energy efficient homes planned for Taunton

A regeneration project is set to see 36 council flats turned into 46 new homes featuring state of the art heating insulation. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has agreed to invest more than £1.65 million into the scheme, which will see the 50-year-old properties in Taunton... More >

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Community 'to benefit from church fitted with under floor heating'

A church in Horsley is to become the centre of the local community as a result of a major renovation project that will include under floor heating. As part of an agreement between St Martin's Church and Horsley Primary School, the open-plan interior of the place of worship will be used by the... More >

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Loft insulation 'easy and cheap way to save energy'

Installing heating insulation in a loft space is one of the best ways homeowners can increase the energy efficiency of their property. This is according to architect and TV presenter George Clarke, who has transformed a replica of Number 1 Coronation Street into a sustainable living environment. He... More >

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'Check loft insulation' in the spring

Homeowners may want to check the state of their attic heating insulation following one expert's advice. In an interview with the Berkshire Eagle, outreach coordinator for the Center for Ecological Technology Laura Biddulph described how the winter weather may have caused damage to the inside of... More >

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All heating insulation 'is good'

Having any heating insulation is better than none at all, according to one expert. Eco-campaigner, TV presenter and author James Strawbridge described in an article for Smallholder the best ways to lower energy bills in the home. He explained that loft insulation is a worthwhile investment as it... More >

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Under floor heating 'helps warm church'

Under floor heating and thermal insulation have been installed as part of a green energy scheme at a place of worship in Haworth. Grade II-listed West Lane Baptist Church has invested in the features in a bid to make the historic venue more environmentally friendly, the Bradford Telegraph and Argus... More >

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Prince Charles presents home insulated with sheep's wool

Prince Charles has unveiled a new eco-friendly home that features innovations such as sheep's wool heating insulation. The royal is hoping the unique property will help promote the use of recyclable materials as energy efficient solutions. Interested parties can view the model building at the... More >

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Award nomination for college with under floor heating

An Essex college that features under floor heating that draws warmth from the grounds of its playing fields is in line for an award. Futures Community College in Southchurch Boulevard, Southend, is on the shortlist for the community benefit category of the Royal Institution of Chartered... More >

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Scottish government push thermal insulation scheme

Individuals in Scotland are being urged to take advantage of the government's thermal insulation scheme. The Perthshire Advertiser describes how residents in the area could receive discounts on cavity wall insulation. In addition, those who have between 60 and 160mm of loft insulation could be... More >

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Police warn about insulation cold-callers

Homeowners in Lincolnshire are being warned by police about an organisation that is said to be using cold-calling methods to sell thermal insulation. The advice follows a spate of incidents where employees of the Energy Saving Group are believed to have used the selling techniques, the Lincolnshire... More >

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Rendered outer leaves 'not suitable for cavity wall insulation'

Individuals have been advised against installing cavity wall insulation in areas where outer surfaces have been rendered. Writing in response to a Daily Telegraph reader's query, Jeff Howell explained that doing so could cause future problems. He described how rendered outer leaves can absorb... More >

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Manchester homes to undergo thermal insulation renovation

Homes in Manchester are to receive new solid wall insulation and heating systems in a scheme unveiled by the government. Housing minister Grant Shapps announced that over 9,000 properties in the north-west city will be made more energy efficient by the project. It is the largest of its kind to be... More >

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Government announces funding for insulation training

The government has announced plans to provide funding to at least 1,000 apprentices in a bid to train them in cavity wall and solid wall insulation. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg announced the measures under the Green Deal programme and explained that a skilled workforce is necessary to help... More >

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Under floor heating approved by Princess Anne

Princess Anne has backed a campaign to raise funds for under floor heating to be installed at a house of worship in Witney. The royal visited St Mary's Church and gave a short speech about the historic building, the Oxford Mail reports. "St Mary's Church is very unique and very special... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can prevent ice build up'

Homeowners worried about ice building up in their property's guttering during cold weather may be able to cure the problem with thermal insulation. This is according to Angie Hicks, writing for the Kansas City Star, who was responding to a question from one reader regarding how to deal with the... More >

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Could home-based offices lead to increase in insulation needs?

There may be a rise in the number of individuals investing in wall insulation following one expert's comments about the increase in garage conversions. Stefan Zachary, founder of Zachary Design, explained how more and more people are looking to transform aspects of their home to create working... More >

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Under floor heating 'good alternative to radiators'

People looking to refurbish their bathroom may want to consider installing under floor heating. Writing for the Independent, Kate Hilpern explained how laying pipes below the floor can be a good alternative to a radiator. "Most of our bathrooms are small and, if you're really unlucky, they... More >

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Adding heating insulation 'could save £488 a year'

Landlords who own some of the UK's coldest homes could save their tenants £488 a year by installing heating insulation, it has been claimed. Research conducted by Friends of the Earth and WWF found that the average cost of keeping some of the country's poorest performing homes warm is... More >

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Funds for heating insulation needed to modernise hall

Villagers in Morpeth are being asked to help raise funds for much-needed renovations at a local 89-year-old building. It is hoped that wealthy well-wishers can donate the £500,000 required to install features such as thermal insulation at Ponteland Memorial Hall. The money will bring the site... More >

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Heating insulation 'could reduce UK's carbon footprint'

Installing heating insulation has been suggested as one way to help lower the UK's carbon emissions. In an interview with the BBC, the Department of Energy and Climate Change's (DECC) chief scientific adviser David MacKay explained how renovating homes and turning thermostats down can make... More >

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Homeowners 'should take advantage of heating insulation offers'

Homeowners have been urged to take advantage of wall insulation and loft lagging to help make their properties greener. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has encouraged people to investigate what efficiency measures are available on the market. Peter Bolton King, chief executive of... More >

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Marmox at Ecobuild '11

 The Ecobuild show has come around fast again and this year it's bigger and better than ever being held at the Excel, London. We are at the show exhibiting our new Marmox Thermoblocks and insulated waterproof boards. We also are showing off a wall lining product we are soon looking to... More >

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Reading council properties receive heating insulation

Heating insulation has helped some council houses in Reading to provide a better standard of living than private properties in the area. This is according to Careen Kenning of Reading Federation of Tenants' and Residents' Associations, who told Get Reading that significant funds have been... More >

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No.1 Coronation St given eco-friendly makeover

A replica of a famous house from the fictional Coronation Street in Weatherfield is set to be unveiled at the Ideal Home Show. The property belonging to characters Ken and Deidre Barlow has been given an eco-friendly makeover in a bid to encourage the British public to follow suit, the Daily Mirror... More >

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Garden studios 'good alternative to extensions'

An outdoor studio complete with under floor heating is this year's must have home improvement. This is according to the Daily Telegraph, which reported how opting for a building located in the garden is a cheaper answer to an extension. Rather than build a spare room off a property, people are... More >

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