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Edinburgh blocks receive new insulation

In a bid to update its social housing and bring the homes up to Scottish Quality Housing standards by the end of 2015, Edinburgh Council is working through a programme to add insulation to its stock of high rise flats. The council has a number of high rise blocks, many of which were built in... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Abseilers used to insulate properties in Barking and Dagenham

Some insulation projects are trickier than others - and one recent project required a team of abseilers had to be used to get the properties' thermal performance up to an adequate level. Some 37 tower blocks in London are currently undergoing energy efficiency refits, including... More >

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Homes in Ely get efficiency upgrade

A £1 million project to refurbish more than 100 properties in Ely is progressing and is expected to bring a variety of improvements, including cost savings on energy bills, to residents. In total, 121 homes in New Barns Avenue are getting refurbishments, including exterior thermal... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation

Scottish HEEPS programme invests £5 million on energy efficiency

The Scottish government has invested £5 million towards the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS). The scheme, which sets out to assist some of the nation's poorest households, will help provide funding for thermal insulation and other energy efficiency measures.... More >

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Wrexham Council invests £38 million to improve homes

The social housing stock in Wrexham Council is set to get an upgrade thanks to a £38 million spending programme that was agreed for 2015 to 2018. For the 2014/15 year, the council secured £33.91 million. Next year's £38 million includes an increase of more than £4... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation

External wall insulation used for social housing in Falkirk

In a bid to improve social housing stock and alleviate some of the causes and affects of poverty of tenants, Falkirk Council has undertaken a programme of works to improve the energy efficiency of its properties. This includes the addition of external wall insulation to reduce fuel poverty and... More >

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Green Deal scheme axed

The Green Deal energy scheme has officially been scrapped. On Thursday (July 23rd), the government pulled the plug on its flagship energy efficiency programme, saying the scheme was significantly under subscribed. Funding has been pulled and there will be an investigation into alleged... More >

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200 businesses urge Osborne to re-think zero carbon homes policy

More than 200 UK businesses have come together to urge George Osborne to re-think the government's U-turn over its zero carbon homes policy. In his "Fixing Foundations" plan, the chancellor has put an end to the policy, which was designed to ensure that all new homes built... More >

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Government funding for home energy efficiency projects to be cut

Homeowners and landlords should start making the most of government-backed funding for home efficiency projects as soon as possible - because the schemes may not be around for much longer. Following last week's budget, officials have started to draw up plans to cut the funding for household... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation