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Flood concerns may need to be addressed in Gloucester housing scheme

A planned housing scheme on the edge of Gloucester city centre could face substantial opposition due to the flood-prone nature of the vicinity. Aggregate and waste management firm Allstone, which is based at the site on Myers Road, wants to move its operations to a new site and develop the land... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing

Expert appointed to speed up construction

Demand for home insulation and cellar waterproofing work could soon soar if the appointment of a housing expert to a key role in the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) leads to the hoped-for increase in new building. The government has appointed former director of growth and partnerships at Barratt... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing - - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation

​TfL ​plans refurbishment of Tube station

A major refurbishment of a London underground station - which may include substantial work to fit new insulation and waterproofing - is being planned by Transport for London (TfL). The project will see a major revamp of South Kensington Station, which is served by the Circle, District and... More >

Categories: Dry-lining - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation

MP in call over insulation after fuel poverty figures published

An MP is calling for more action to be taken to help poorer households get insulation and other help to make their homes energy-efficient after learning of the findings of new research showing the extent of fuel poverty in her constituency. Helen Jones, the Labour member for Warrington North,... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

New insulation plan to benefit Hampshire residents

Residents of three towns in the district of East Hampshire are to be offered the chance to get loans to pay for energy-efficiency measures in the home, including new insulation. East Hampshire District Council is offering the loans under its Cosy East Hampshire programme. People living in the towns... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Estate re-vamp to see 1,000 homes built

The post-war period saw a plethora of council estates built across the UK. At a time when the legacy of the Luftwaffe and the desire to clear slums was combined with the onset of the 'baby boom', over 300,000 new properties were built in Britain in some years, a tally politicians could only... More >

Categories: - Thermal Insulation

Why insulation matters at new TfL housing developments

The importance of fitting good insulation in new homes is obvious enough; quite apart from the legal compliance with the latest building regulations, there are the impacts in terms of carbon footprints and fuel poverty, with the latter always likely to be of particular consideration to those on low... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Planning permission awarded for tallest flats in Birmingham

The tallest residential building in Birmingham is set to go ahead, following the granting of planning permission by the city council. Developer Regal (West Point) has got the green light for the second phase of the Left Bank project on Broad Street in the city centre, which will see a 31-storey... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Deal signed to transform Battersea estates

Two of the most notorious sink estates in London are to be transformed in a £1 billion government scheme, with Taylor Wimpey being confirmed as the main contractor. The construction firm will be responsible for demolishing and rebuilding most of the Winstanley and York Road estates, with a... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing - Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation

Report attacks uncertainty over old home refit rules

The fitting of insulation into existing homes to help bring them up to the right levels of energy efficiency is something that will be very important in reducing fuel poverty and emissions in Britain, but the question of how is causing much confusion. While a report from the Green Building Council... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation