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Wall insulation 'one of the best ways to save energy'

Under floor heating is among one of the many renovations helping to allow a village hall to be self-sufficient in generating its energy. The hall in Ingram installed a pump which extracts air from outside to warm the building from below, the Berwick Advertiser reports. Other refurbishments... More >

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Under floor heating 'can save people money'

Under floor heating produces "luxurious heat", according to one expert who has installed the device in his own home. Writing for the Staten Island Advance, Tim Carter described how the technology can save people money by only warming certain rooms that are in use. Another benefit of... More >

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Wall insulation 'easy way to stop energy leaks'

Wall insulation and well-lined ceilings are two of the easiest ways to stop energy leaking from a property, homeowners have been advised. The Wall Street Journal reports that according to the US Department of Energy, a significant proportion of energy consumption occurs in residential... More >

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Under floor heating 'is getting increasingly popular'

More and more property owners are considering under floor heating for their homes, it has been suggested. Household magazine At Home described the technology as an alternative to traditional radiators and commented on its growing prominence in the marketplace. It said: "Not only is it a very... More >

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Wall insulation reduces emissions in 20s home

A couple from South Downs in Cornwall have claimed wall insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving an older home's energy efficiency. Chris and Hilary Handel have made a number of green upgrades to their 1920s residence, leading to a 62 per cent drop in its carbon dioxide... More >

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Check for dry lining insulation, homeowners advised

Homeowners have been advised to check their properties for dry lining insulation when carrying out a few household repairs. The Seattle Times reports many people are unaware that the opening to their loft is the biggest gap in insulation in their home. Therefore, they should ensure this area is... More >

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Drywall insulation 'easy way to cut energy bills'

People interested in cutting their energy bills should consider having drywall insulation installed in their properties. This is the opinion of Laurie Childree Beall, writing for Helium, who stated there are a number of low-cost options for those who want to reduce their power... More >

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Over-55s housing development features under floor heating

Under floor heating has been used in a new housing development specially designed for people over the age of 55. Leyfield Place, which is an expansion of the Leyfield Court scheme and consists of nine properties, is located in Emmer Green near Reading, the Henley Standard reports. As well as the... More >

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Wall insulation installed in community building's 'energy makeover'

Extra wall insulation was installed in a local community building as part of its energy makeover. In March last year, Cam Memorial Hall also received extra draught-proofing, a modern, energy-efficient boiler and solar panels, the Gazette reports. Now, the property has generated almost 20,000... More >

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Solid wall insulation and solar panels 'make homes energy efficient'

Solid wall insulation is just one of the additions people can make to their home if they want it to be more energy efficient. This is according to Michael Holmes, spokesman for the National Home Improvement Show, who commented on the news that Clarence House has been granted planning permission... More >

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Thermal insulation 'also acts as sound barrier'

Thermal insulation can act as a sound barrier as well as keeping rooms warm and cosy. According to an article posted on Free Press Release Distribution, the housing solution is "effective" at blocking noise. It also enables homeowners to lower their utility bills and save energy,... More >

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'Now is the time' to install thermal insulation

Homeowners have been advised that the warmer months are the ideal time to consider thermal insulation. This is because demand is low and it means people can ensure their house is ready to face the winter, the Mirror reports. It points out that about one-third of the heat lost from a property... More >

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Under floor heating 'is very popular'

People who are hoping to buy a new-build property are increasingly looking for residences that have under floor heating. This is according to an article in Scotland's Press and Journal newspaper, which claimed this form of upgrade is "very popular" at the moment. "One immediate... More >

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Thermal insulation 'a good idea for garage conversions'

Thermal insulation is one area people may wish to consider for their garage if they are looking to get it renovated. This is the opinion of Marc Loppas, writing for AboutMyArea, who claimed work such as this may be required to reduce heat transfer. "A solid concrete garage floor can remain... More >

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Homeowners urged to check wall insulation needs

It is very important that homeowners check their properties and establish whether they need wall insulation. This is according to Paul Fulsher, a contractor working for OSI Distribution, who said many people are unaware of the condition of their properties. Speaking to the Oregonian, he said... More >

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Wall insulation 'makes 100-year old homes energy efficient'

Wall insulation can be used to make older homes energy efficient, as well as newer properties, as one project in Muncie in the US has shown. Jonathan Spodek, an associate professor of architecture at Ball State University, co-founded an organisation called ecoRehab which aims to renovate very old... More >

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Wall insulation 'keeps houses cool in summer'

Installing wall insulation can be one of the best ways to keep a property cool in the summer, homeowners have been advised. Speaking to readers of the San Francisco Chronicle, Bill and Kevin Burnett said lining the attic is the "first line of defence". This is because, during the warmer... More >

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Car dealership installs under floor heating in new showroom

One family-run car dealership has used under floor heating to improve its showroom. Gillanders of Peterhead decided to modernise its outlet last February to fully accommodate the expanding range of motors it had on offer. As part of the development, the ground was re-tiled and under floor heating... More >

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Drywall insulation 'could save £150'

Installing drywall insulation could save homeowners up to £150, it has been claimed. According to the South Wales Echo, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) believes this is how much the solution could reduce people's energy bills by. The news provider reports that because drywall insulation... More >

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Wall insulation 'keeps houses warm and cool'

Wall insulation is important to keep houses cool as well as warm, one expert has highlighted. Writing for About The House on Castanet, Hugh Cairns said poor levels of attic cover can increase the temperature of the air inside a property. This is because heat from outside travels through loft... More >

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Solid wall insulation 'doesn't cost a lot'

One expert has advised homeowners that installing solid wall insulation does not have to cost a lot of money. Gordon Miller, sustainability and communications director of Sustain, pointed out that getting an attic insulated will only set people back about £200. This will enable Brits to... More >

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Man using turbine to run under floor heating

One man is constructing a wind turbine to help power the under floor heating in his home. Businessman Richard Oakes, from Mirfield, owns a five-bedroom property with a warmed swimming pool and under floor heating throughout, the Mirfield Reporter states. To save money on his energy bills and make... More >

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Lofts need wall insulation, says expert

Wall insulation should always be used to line loft spaces, according to one TV presenter. George Clark, who presents The Home Show and The Restoration Man on Channel 4, explained that saving energy and making a home eco-friendly does not have to be expensive. He told the Telegraph that using wall... More >

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'Don't wait' to get thermal insulation

Brits have been urged not to delay in getting thermal wall insulation for their homes during the winter. Julian Troake, energy surveyor and spokesperson for the Home Heat Helpline, said people should "act now" to get their properties ready for the colder months. "Keep your house... More >

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Could expert shower insulation help reduce DIY accidents?

Calling in the experts to install shower insulation could help to reduce the number of DIY accidents that occur in the home. This is because, according to one expert, homeowners should not attempt large-scale DIY projects if they are not used to household improvements. Michael Holmes,... More >

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Under floor heating 'great alternative to radiators'

One architect believes under floor heating is a good alternative to wall radiators. Speaking to the Telegraph, George Clarke, presenter of The Home Show and The Restoration Man on Channel 4, said he dislikes the traditional heating solutions. "They don't just look ugly, they are... More >

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Prevent condensation 'with proper wall insulation'

People may want to install new wall insulation to ensure they do not get a build-up of condensation in their homes, according to one expert. Jeff Howell told readers of the Telegraph that if there are gaps or uninsulated areas of the property, moisture is likely to gather there. In colder... More >

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Famous Grade I-listed building features under floor heating

Under floor heating can be used to warm up older homes as well as new, as one famous property could prove. The Grade I-listed Clare House, in East Malling, Kent, was built in 1793 and has become the set for many TV and film productions, including the BBC's recent Vanity Fair production. It... More >

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Could natural materials complement under floor heating?

Homeowners looking to install under floor heating to keep their properties warm may like to complement this with natural materials. Simon Errill, managing director at Stonehouse Tiles, explained that surfaces like wood and stone are currently in vogue in the world of interior design. He said... More >

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Thermal insulation 'recommended for older homes'

One expert has advised that foam thermal insulation should be installed in older properties. Writing for the Seattle Times, Dwight Barnett, certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, noted that insulating a building will lower the amount of energy required to heat... More >

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