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EU plans new energy efficiency incentives

Homeowners could get new financial incentives to help them install thermal insulation and improve the overall energy efficiency of their properties under plans outlined by the European Commission. The executive body of the European Union has issued a new draft strategy, entitled Energy 2020, that... More >

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Homes to receive solid wall insulation under £1.4m scheme

More than 300 council-owned homes in Dudley are to receive solid wall insulation, A-rated boilers and draught proofing as part of a £1.4 million "energy fit" scheme from E.ON. The utility company is working with the local authority to upgrade a total of 314 properties in the... More >

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Landlords 'could boost insulation savings with boiler scheme'

Landlords in Scotland who have installed thermal insulation to reduce heat loss from their properties could be among those to benefit from a new government scheme to replace inefficient boilers. Housing and communities minister Alex Neil told the Scottish Association of Landlords conference in... More >

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Somerset homes to get solid wall insulation

Homeowners in western Somerset are set to benefit from a new scheme to fit properties with solid wall insulation. The initiative has been launched by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), which said that around one in the three of the UK's properties - or some ten million dwellings - cannot... More >

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Check thermal insulation ahead of cold weather, homeowners told

Homeowners have been urged to ensure they have the recommended 270 mm of loft insulation in place before the winter sets in. Insurer Legal & General (L&G) said having this thickness of quality material can be important in preventing property damage as the weather gets worse because it will... More >

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Government to publish thermal insulation statistics

The government is to start publishing quarterly statistics on the number of insulation installations carried out in the UK. Publishing its new five-year business plan, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said it would work to compile the statistic with the Energy Saving Trust. The... More >

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Prepare for storm season, homeowners told

Homeowners have been urged to ensure their loft and wall insulation is protected ahead of the UK's "storm season". M&S Money said December and January are the peak months for home insurance claims relating to damage caused by extreme weather. It added Met Office figures show the... More >

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Britons 'should learn under floor heating lesson from Romans'

British homeowners could learn a thing or two from the Romans when it comes to making their properties more energy efficient, according to E.ON. To mark the launch of its Energy Fit website, which aims to help consumers cut their power consumption and bills, the utility company has team up with... More >

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Royal homes to get thermal insulation "makeover"

More than 4,500 square metres of thermal insulation is to be installed at a number of historic royal palaces in London, according to reports. Some 11,000 rolls of the material will be used to kit out loft spaces at Hampton Court, Queen's House at the Tower of London and Kensington Palace, the... More >

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Landlords welcome thermal insulation drive

The government's planned Green Deal, which aims to deliver energy-saving upgrades such as installing thermal insulation to the UK's 26 million homes, has been welcomed by the National Landlords Association (NLA). David Salusbury, the organisation's chairman, said the proposed scheme... More >

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Fitting thermal insulation 'a cost-effective DIY job'

Thermal insulation is a DIY job that could help homeowners to save a lot of money in the long run. This is according to Suzanne Beaubien, writing for the Calgary Herald, who stated such home improvements can be cheap and will enable people to reduce their energy bills. Loft and basement... More >

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'Now is the time' to start considering heating insulation

Heating insulation is a home improvement property owners need to be considering at this time of year, it has been claimed. According to the Shropshire Star, DIY enthusiasts looking to tackle such a project themselves should be aware that Energy Saving Trust figures suggest it could help them to... More >

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Scottish households offered free thermal insulation

Around 300 households in East Lothian are to be offered free loft and cavity wall insulation as part of a partnership between Energy Saving Scotland and BeGreen Dunbar, according to reports. Residents will be offered the home improvements on a first come, first served basis, the East Lothian... More >

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Government plans national thermal insulation drive

The government has unveiled details of its national drive to ensure all of Britain's homes have adequate thermal insulation. Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne said the planned Green Deal will create up to 100,000 new jobs for insulation installers by 2015. Under the proposed... More >

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Many over-60s fear cold snap, study finds

Over half of people aged 60 or over are likely to be "dreading" a cold winter and many are concerned they would not be able to afford their heating bills, according to one charity. Age UK said some 4.6 million sexagenarians are worried about the cost of staying warm if temperatures drop... More >

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Thermal insulation included in £10m Manchester eco drive

Thermal insulation is set to be included as part of a new drive to improve the green credentials of homes across Greater Manchester. Cladding materials, new boilers, solar energy instalments and a range of other heating devices are due to be provided in the area, according to the Northwest... More >

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Check thermal insulation has not dislodged, expert advises

In preparation for the cold winter months, homeowners have been reminded of the importance of checking their attic's thermal insulation. Speaking to the Suffolk News Herald, the president of heating firm Aire Serv Vinie Copeland gave a number of tips on how to ensure properties retain... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can keep homes in good condition'

Checking thermal insulation is an important winter task, according to one property maintenance expert. Speaking to the Suburban Detroit Michigan News, residential construction systems teacher Harry Jachym gave homeowners tips on the best ways to keep a house in good condition. He explained that,... More >

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Older homes 'may lack sufficient thermal insulation'

It is important to check older homes to see if they have enough thermal insulation, people have been advised. An article featured in the Limerick Post explains how many individuals assume the lagging they have in their attic will be adequate enough to prevent heat loss. However, the publication... More >

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Thermal insulation 'reduces heat loss by 25%'

To prevent heat loss in the home, people have been advised to install thermal insulation in their attic. STV.tv reports how housing improvement expert Paul Hendy told The Hour there are a number of key ways to trap warmth in a property during the colder months. He described how reducing the... More >

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'Check roof' to prevent thermal insulation damage

People have been advised to check their roofs twice a year to prevent damage to their thermal insulation. Writing for the Herald, James and Morris Carrey explained the importance of making regular assessments of a property. They described how loose tiles, flashing or guttering can lead to water... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can keep properties cool'

Homeowners considering installing thermal insulation to help keep their properties warm this winter may be interested to hear they could also notice the benefits in summer. Laying lagging in a roof space can keep a house cooler when outdoor temperatures heat up, Merimbula News Weekly reports. As... More >

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Thermal insulation plans 'need to be well researched'

Ahead of the launch of the Green Deal in 2012, it is important all the information regarding strategies and technologies for refurbishing homes is collated. This is according to Kevin McCloud of Channel 4's Grand Designs, who explained the challenge of retrofitting Britain's housing stock... More >

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Free thermal insulation for 8,700 Aberdeenshire homes

A free thermal insulation scheme is set to be launched in Aberdeen on Friday (October 29th). Funds from the Scottish government and Aberdeen City Council will help more than 8,000 homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their properties. Housing and environment convener councillor Aileen... More >

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Wall insulation 'can save people hundreds of pounds'

People have been advised that installing solid wall insulation could help them to significantly reduce their household bills. Commenting on the national Energy Saving Week, Which? gave homeowners a number of tips on how to make their properties greener while reducing their expenses around the... More >

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'Check thermal insulation' to make property energy efficient

Thermal insulation is one way that homeowners can ensure that their properties are not losing the heat they are paying for. According to the National Landlords Association (NLA), people can be more environmentally friendly and also save money by checking the thickness of their heating insulation... More >

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Energy efficiency 'important to prevent people going without heat'

Homeowners may want to consider installing thermal insulation after one expert described the importance of making a property more energy efficient. A study by price comparison service uSwitch.com found that 61 per cent of households are concerned about the price of their fuel bills. Due to the... More >

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Check homes for thermal insulation, people advised

Proper thermal insulation is important in order to prevent heat loss around the home, people have been advised. Writing for US publication the Reading Eagle, interior designer Rosemary Sadez Friedmann gave homeowners a range of tips on how to refurbish their property. She reminded individuals of... More >

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Thermal insulation programme for poor households to face revision

Policies regarding thermal insulation for vulnerable households are set to be reviewed under the Department of Energy and Climate Change's (DECC) spending refocus. As revealed in the comprehensive spending review, the DECC will be funding a smaller Warm Front programme over the next two... More >

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Loft insulation 'a great way to save money'

One of the best ways to save money and reduce energy consumption is to lay thermal insulation in an attic space, it has been claimed. A spokesperson for B&Q explained how preventing heat loss in the home helps to cut down the cost of bills. "One of our top tips includes insulating lofts,... More >

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