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Green plans 'crucial to building own home'

Britons aiming to take advantage of new government proposals making it easier for them to build their own homes could see their plans hinge on the environmentally friendly nature of their designs. Writing for the Daily Mail, Gordon Miller revealed housing minister Grant Shapps has pledged to... More >

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New thermal insulation scheme launched in Essex

A multi-million pound scheme to increase the level of energy efficiency in Essex homes has been launched. Homeowners will be offered grants to install cavity wall and loft insulation as part of the government's carbon emissions reduction targets, Dunmow Broadcast and Recorder reports. The... More >

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Poor insulation 'costing Britain £2.5 billion'

Only half of Britain's homes have sufficient thermal insulation, it has been claimed. DIY equipment supplier Tool-Net pointed out that just 50 per cent of the UK's 26.5 million households have loft insulation, with fewer than 40 per cent equipped with cavity wall insulation. Upgrading... More >

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UK builders 'should develop more modular housing'

The housing industry should undertake more development projects using modular homes because of the energy efficiency they can provide, an expert has suggested. Writing in the Independent, Graham Norwood revealed prefabricated buildings are usually of a higher quality than those built using... More >

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British Gas 'to provide free cavity wall insulation'

British Gas has unveiled plans to provide free thermal insulation to all of its Dual fuel customers. After a consultation, these consumers will be given the choice of either loft insulation or cavity wall insulation, the company stated. It went on to reveal that a recent British Gas Home Energy... More >

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Dog home announces plans to install under floor heating for puppies

Puppies at a re-homing centre for dogs in Telford are set to enjoy the benefits of under floor heating thanks to a charitable donation. Roden Dog Trust intends to put the £25,000 it received from animal charity Support Adoption For Pets towards the cost of a new block specifically for its... More >

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Thermal insulation 'simple and economical'

Upgrading a home's thermal insulation can be simple and very cost-effective, it has been claimed. An article for ARA suggested attic insulation is a great place to start, adding that seeing whether floor joists are visible can be a simple test to see if more is needed. If the joists are... More >

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Wirral homes 'to receive free wall insulation'

More homes in Wirral are set to receive free loft and cavity wall insulation, it has been revealed. As part of the local council's Cosy Homes scheme, homeowners in Claughton will be offered help in the next few weeks to help them improve their energy efficiency, the Wirral Globe... More >

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Cavity wall insulation 'can cut bills'

Cavity wall insulation can save money on heating bills each year, an energy company has claimed. US firm Direct Energy revealed attic insulation can also be beneficial, as it prevents waste in both winter and summer. Additionally, the company recommended employing a trained technician to assess a... More >

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National Trust 'turns to thermal insulation'

The National Trust is hoping to use thermal insulation to cut heating bills at its properties by more than a third. A 17th Century granite cottage at Sous les Bois in Trinity is the first building to have the sheep's wool lagging installed, the BBC reports. Commenting on the impact of the... More >

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Thermal insulation 'locks in warmth'

Thermal insulation for a basement may be a household task many people do not have on their list of priorities. But according to the Edmonton Journal, homeowners who would like their property to have more space often forget about the potential of a basement. However, installing basement insulation... More >

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Big Brother winner launches insulation drive

Thermal insulation of lofts is one of the green home improvements championed by former Big Brother winner and builder Craig Phillips, it has been revealed. A new campaign has been launched by the star to help people cut down on their heating bills, the Liverpool Echo reported. Loft thermal... More >

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Homes 'lacking in thermal insulation'

Thermal insulation could be one way the UK's property stock is made greener. Climate change minister Greg Barker wants to highlight the importance of the need to retrofit homes and one step he has taken is to officially open the University of Salford's life-size Energy House. The project... More >

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Under floor heating a feature in £3.1m flats project

Under floor heating is set to be a feature in a new £3.1 million project to design and construct 32 affordable flats in Westminster. The contract, secured by construction firm Mansell, will see the dwellings fitted with a number of environmentally-friendly technologies to ensure they reach... More >

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Rics launches £223,000 energy efficiency scheme

People across Europe may be encouraged to purchase thermal insulation after it was revealed the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) will be launching a new scheme to boost energy efficiency in homes across the continent. Funded by a £223,000 grant from the European Commission, the... More >

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Under floor heating 'part of £5.5m primary school'

Under floor heating has been installed in a new £5.5 million primary school in Buckshaw Village, Lancashire. According to the local Telegraph newspaper, the state-of-the-art facility also has solar panels to warm water, while run-off rain is used to flush the toilets. Catering for over 200... More >

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Cavity wall insulation 'could help prevent burst pipes'

People worried about pipes bursting in their homes during the cold weather may consider installing cavity wall insulation, as one expert has recommended it as a way to keep channels from freezing. Mark Clement wrote for DIY Life that binding pipes in foam insulation can not only keep them from... More >

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Under floor heating installed in Carlisle church

The St John the Evangelist Church in Carlisle recently fitted under floor heating as part of a £320,000 renovation. According to local publication the News and Star, the place of worship now has improved disabled access as well as conference rooms and offices. Reverend Steve Donald told the... More >

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Under floor heating installed by church

Under floor heating has been installed as part of the refurbishment of a church in Thornton. The Fleetwood Weekly News reported the Thornton Methodist Church had seen a £600,000 modernisation, which was partly paid for by funds raised through an event held last May. Parishioners climbed the... More >

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Under floor heating 'can be used in bathrooms'

An article on Dagenham's AboutMyArea recently suggested under floor heating was one of the options home improvement enthusiasts have open to them when refurbishing bathrooms. The piece, which was written by Legendary Builders, urged householders to consider how they will keep their washing... More >

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Crawl space insulation 'similar to treating basements'

When installing thermal insulation in a crawl space, householders should approach the area like they would a basement. This is the advice of Zolten Cohen, who wrote in reply to a letter from a reader of the Kalamazoo Gazette, which enquired about making crawl spaces warmer. According to the expert,... More >

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Adding insulation is easy, says expert

It is "easy" for people to add thermal insulation to their attics, it has been claimed. Responding to a reader's question on STLtoday, Steve Cloninger said the cold weather is increasing the number of homeowners who are looking to improve the protection in their lofts. He explained... More >

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Cavity wall insulation 'cuts fuel bills'

Upgrading cavity wall insulation can lead to substantial cuts in fuel bills, an expert has claimed. In an article for myfinances.co.uk, business expert Kate Saines said a third of the warmth in a home is lost through the walls, while just over a quarter escapes through the attic. She went on to... More >

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Thermal insulation scheme helps 2,500 homes in Wirral

A thermal insulation scheme in Wirral has completed work on its 2,500th household. The CosyHomes project, launched in September, has received 2,600 requests for loft insulation and 1,100 for cavity wall insulation so far, the Wirral Globe reports. It aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes... More >

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'Boost energy efficiency' with thermal insulation

Thermal insulation can be an effective way to boost energy efficiency within the home, according to one organisation. By helping to prevent the damage escaping hot air can cause to roofs, heating insulation can go towards avoiding costly repairs as well as reducing energy bills, according to an... More >

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Welsh scheme funding wall insulation

 Wall insulation in selected Welsh areas is set to be funded by a new scheme, it has been revealed. Writing for This Is South Wales, Richard Youle describes the scheme which will be available to residents of St Thomas and Port Tennant. Both loft and cavity wall insulation is set to be provided... More >

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Hot water cylinder 'benefits from thermal insulation'

A thermal insulation jacket will keep a hot water cylinder warmer for longer, it has been claimed. Using effective lagging this particular appliance can save money from fuel bills and can be installed very cheaply, the Shropshire Star reports. Installing a cylinder jacket costs around £10,... More >

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Thermal insulation ' keeps money in people's pockets'

Good thermal insulation can help people save money while keeping their home temperature comfortable, it has been suggested. In an article for Realty Times, Carla Hill said "insulation makes your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer and it keeps more money in your pocket in the... More >

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Keep warm air in to cut bills, expert claims

Improving a home's thermal insulation is one of the best ways to save money in the current economic climate, an energy expert has suggested. Nigel Berman, founder of nigelsecostore.com, claimed a small amount of effort can make a huge difference to heating bills. Stopping warm air escaping and... More >

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Re-construction of flooded library underway

Work has begun to fix a library in Washington County which was forced to close temporarily after poor insulation left it underwater. Inadequate thermal insulation caused a water pipe to burst at Manchester Library in November, causing $40,000 (£24,987) worth of damage, the Kitsap Sun... More >

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