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Wetrooms to be fitted in Claridge's basement plan

The basement of Claridge's hotel in London is to be transformed with new wetrooms as it is fitted with a new spa and swimming pool. Claridge's has gained planning permission for a huge 'Iceberg' basement that will extend five storeys below ground, with the 20,000 sq ft of excavated... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing

Eco-friendly school construction starts in Carmarthenshire

Work has started to build a new school building constructed to the highest energy efficient standards in the Carmarthenshire town of Tywyn. The 50-year-old Ysgol Parc Y Tywyn school is set to be radically modernised as part of Carmarthenshire County Council's Modernising Education Programme,... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Council's external wall insulation programme gets boost

Dundee City Council has received a major cash boost after a number of different sources came forward to provide more funding. The scheme has seen a large number of properties with solid walls across the city being equipped with external wall insulation to keep them warmer as the cold days... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation

Council plans to go greener with new building

Local authorities have been heavily involved in efforts to make homes more energy efficient with a series of schemes to fit external wall insulation or cavity wall insulation. This has the benefits of cutting fuel poverty as homes become cheaper to heat, as well as lowering carbon footprints.... More >

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Nearly 30 per cent of Scottish homes with cavities lack insulation

The number of homes with good insulation in Scotland has increased, but there is a long way to go to ensure every home is adequately equipped to stay warm in cold weather. According to the Scottish House Condition Survey, which was published by the Scottish Government, 29 per cent of homes with cavi... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation

Southbank Centre Refurbishment

A £25 million refurbishment programme of London’s Southbank Centre is nearing completion.  This complex of buildings, completed in 1968 including the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery evolved from 1951’s Festival of Britain... More >


Grant helps pay for insulation to be fitted in hall

A community hall in Gloucestershire is set to be fitted with insulation at last, after a grant was provided for it following an unsuccessful bid for lottery cash. Lydney Community Centre will be insulated thanks to £14,750 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, with the money also... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Insulation vital to preventing winter deaths, says charity

Fewer people would die because of the cold in winter if homes were better insulated, the charity Age Concern has said. The organisation's Welsh branch Age Cymru has said new figures showing that the number of additional deaths attributable to the cold seasonal weather is higher in Wales than in... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation