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Wall insulation 'can cut bills in half'

Cavity wall insulation is fully customisable for every type of building and can cut substantial amounts of money from energy bills, a US builder has revealed. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, John Noblit said modern wall insulation using structural insulated panels (SIP) is cheap and... More >

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Under floor heating insulation 'efficient and easy'

Under floor heating insulation is becoming more important due to an increase in the popularity of under floor heating systems, it has been claimed. Writing for Tile Choice, Claire Warrington revealed under floor heating set-ups distribute warmth evenly and are easy to install. Thermal insulation... More >

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Passivhaus development in Dorset begins

Development of the largest collection of Passivhaus homes in the UK has begun, including work to install the very latest wall insulation technology. Expected to be completed in spring 2012, Dorset's Perryfields site is being built by Lomand Homes and will contain 66 properties both for private... More >

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Attic insulation 'a must in the cold'

Homeowners must check their thermal insulation in the loft to make sure cold air is not creeping in during winter, according to an energy efficiency expert. Kris Phillips of Blown Rite Insulation Company told WECT that 85 per cent of the problem can be in the attic. Installing additional lagging... More >

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Good insulation 'prevents big bills'

A financial advice resource has stressed the need for good thermal insulation amid fears fuel bills will hit record levels this winter. In an article for Moneywise, Christine Toner cited figures from energyhelpline.com which estimated the average energy charges for the coldest months of the year... More >

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Lock air in to keep costs down

Thermal insulation must work in combination with air sealing to control the moisture in a house as well as the heat, according to one writer. Lagging and air sealing go hand in hand in creating a warm and comfortable home, said Molly Priesmeyer on LiveGreeTwinCities.com, as the two combined will... More >

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Hove super-home slashes energy bills

A man in Suffolk has opened up his energy-efficient 'super-home' to members of the public so they can see the thermal insulation modifications he has made, it has been revealed. Oliver Heath from Hove reduced his home's carbon footprint by more than 60 per cent by adding a number of... More >

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Council insulation scheme may be expanded

York Council may be about to extend a scheme improving thermal insulation in the city, it has been revealed. So far, the project has upgraded the loft and cavity wall insulation in 791 homes and its leaders are now seeking approval to extend it further, the York Press reports. Utility bills have... More >

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Green Deal 'boost for insulation'

The government has announced plans to help UK households improve their insulation. As part of legislation to implement the coalition's Green Deal, individuals and businesses will receive free advice on how to make their properties more energy efficient. Any recommendations must then be... More >

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Poor insulation 'costing Britain billions'

Despite the freezing temperatures, fewer than half of UK households have adequate insulation, costing the country billions of pounds every year, new statistics have shown. Only ten million of Britain's 26.5 million homes currently have cavity wall insulation, a study by Confused.com revealed,... More >

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Good thermal insulation 'could save UK £650 million'

Inadequate insulation could cost Britain more than £7 million per day this winter, it has been claimed. The Association of British Insurers has warned that burst pipes and resultant water damage could lead to a total of £650 million worth of claims over the coldest months of the... More >

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'Avoid burst pipes over Christmas' with good insulation

Homeowners must ensure they have sufficient insulation to avoid flooding in cold weather, according to one of the UK's biggest insurance companies. Aviva's advice to prevent pipes and tanks bursting in winter included having plenty of lagging and ensuring insulation is on the top of pipes... More >

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New 4mm Marmox Boards

Marmox UK has introduced a new 4mm thick Marmox board to its range of waterproof insulation products. The 4mm extra thin Marmox boards are ideal for the following situations... ·       As a thin waterproofing layer for plywood. ·... More >

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Be wary of 'too much insulation'

It is important to be aware that laying more thermal insulation than necessary could do more harm than good, it has been claimed. In an interview with Treehugger, experts explain how laying too much lagging can prevent air flow and cause a build-up of moisture. People were warned that when... More >

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Thermal insulation 'vital to prevent burst pipes'

Homeowners have been urged to ensure they have adequate thermal insulation following announcements that snow is expected to fall across the UK. AXA Insurance has provided tips to help people ensure their properties are kept safe from potential burst pipes during the cold snap. Individuals were... More >

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Heating insulation 'can prevent winter problems'

Homeowners have been advised to ensure their loft space has adequate thermal insulation ahead of the winter cold spell. Age UK has warned that failing to take preventative measures could leave properties vulnerable to problems occurring when freezing temperatures are reached. Laying sufficient... More >

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Basement insulation 'should be first weatherisation project'

Basement insulation is one of the best ways to prevent heat loss in the home, according to one expert. In an interview with the Boston Globe, insulation store owner Jerry Byrne explained how along with the loft, the cellar should be the first place to consider investing in lagging. "When... More >

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Prizes planned for those who take out heating insulation loans

The government has promised to reward homeowners who take out loans to pay for installations such as drywall insulation. In an interview with the Times, energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne talks about a new scheme to encourage the British public to make their homes more energy... More >

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Wall insulation helps reduce bills at Hampshire properties

Wall insulation has been fitted to properties in a Hampshire park with the intention of reducing the energy bills for residents. The Southern Daily Echo reports how six houses in Flowerdown Park have had lagging installed to the outside of the homes. Exterior walls were fitted with... More >

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Recycled thermal insulation 'good for health'

Homeowners looking to make their properties more energy efficient may want to consider recycled thermal insulation. This is according to Green Building writer Sean Desmond, who explained how there are a number of products on the market that allow people to make their homes more environmentally... More >

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Thermal insulation 'prevents draughts'

Those struggling to heat their home due to expensive energy bills may want to consider following in one couple's footsteps by installing thermal insulation. Matt and Terry McEntee described in an interview with the Providence Journal how they have noticed an immediate benefit from fitting... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can reduce energy costs'

Adding thermal insulation to an attic space can be one of the cheapest ways to improve energy efficiency at a high rate of return. This is according to former builder Todd Russell, who explained in an interview with Homer News the best ways to reduce fuel consumption in the home. He described how... More >

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Under floor heating 'good for wet room hygiene'

Those looking for wet room insulation ahead of their bathroom conversion may wish to follow expert advice and lay under floor heating. In an interview with Australian publication Northside, a team of specialists gave tips on the best ways to transform a traditional washroom. The news source... More >

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Over-60s urged to apply for free wall insulation

Residents aged over 60 who live in the Bromsgrove are being offered free heating insulation. Those living in privately owned or rented homes could be entitled to complimentary wall insulation or lagging in their loft space fitted by the district council. Providing the property meets required... More >

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Take advantage of heating insulation grants, pensioners advised

Older homeowners should look to see whether they are eligible for heating insulation grants, according to one comparison website. Confused.com revealed that anyone aged over 70 could find they qualify for a 100 per cent subsidy for loft and cavity wall insulation.  Energy analyst at the... More >

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Homes assessed for thermal insulation requirements

Homes in Surrey are being assessed using thermal imaging cameras to see where they need to improve their heating insulation. Properties in the Reigate and Banstead areas are being screened using specialist equipment installed on vans which drive around the county. The team of experts have the... More >

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Thermal insulation assessments can help reduce bills, homeowners advised

People have been advised to consider hiring a professional to assess where they need to improve thermal insulation in their property. In an interview with WSAW.com, home inspector Mike Carson described how checking buildings for leaks can help to save individuals money. "Typically, folks who... More >

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Green homes unveiled in Durham

A new eco-friendly housing development featuring high standards of thermal insulation has been unveiled in Durham. The scheme is the first of three to be introduced by Derwentside Homes with the intention of reducing energy consumption and making properties greener, 24dash reports. Funding from... More >

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Denim donations to boost thermal insulation

A campaign to gather old jeans and other denim items for recycling into thermal insulation has exceeded its collection target by around 800 per cent, according to reports. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America organised the drive... More >

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Check insulation 'from top to bottom' before winter, homeowners told

Homeowners looking to keep down their heating bills this winter while protecting their property against damaging damp should make sure their insulation is up to scratch from the top of their house to the bottom. The Daily Journal said having adequate thermal insulation in the loft is particularly... More >

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