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Government could boost coffers by increasing VAT on energy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the UK government to consider increasing the amount of VAT charged on energy bills in order raise its taxation revenues. Currently the VAT charged on fuel bills is five per cent, much lower than the standard 20 per cent applied to... More >

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Thermal scan 'will highlight which insulation is needed'

In an effort to meet its ambitious carbon-reduction goals and lower bills for consumers, the government is increasingly encouraging people to install thermal insulation and make other energy efficiency improvements to their homes. The Green Deal initiative allows homeowners and businesses to do... More >

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Insulation grant secures future of Gisburn Festival Hall

Gisburn Festival Hall in Lancashire has been saved from the threat of closure thanks to a grant to improve the levels of insulation at the property. A charitable trust is responsible for the running of the hall, the future of which was the subject of great debate because of rising heating costs,... More >

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NIA issues insulation advice

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has released its top ten insulation facts to help inform consumers about the benefits of having good home insulation. Publication of the list coincides with the launch of the government’s energy saving Green Deal scheme, which the association... More >

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Underfloor heating installed in Bury St Edmunds sports facilities

Work is underway in Bury St Edmunds to improve sports facilities at a local school by fitting it with various green technologies. The £2.1 million project - which is targeting the sports hall at South Lee School and a community cricket pavilion for Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club - is to install... More >

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Boris Johnson approves energy-efficient housing scheme

A London housing scheme offering thermal insulation to residents of The Greenway on Staines Road has been given the seal of approval by mayor of the city Boris Johnson. Catalyst Housing's latest eco-friendly initiative is looking to knock hundreds of pounds off the fuel bills of homeowners with... More >

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Suffolk church using underfloor heating to become greener

A Suffolk church has been fitted with underfloor heating following funding of more than £100,000 to use the latest green technology. Emmanuel Church in Bungay has raised the cash through grants and loans that have allowed it to transform the space in Upper Olland Street, the Eastern Daily... More >

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Kier Services to offer wall insulation under Green Deal

Thermal insulation provider Kier Services has received Green Deal authorisation from the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. The construction firm - which offers services like strategic asset management and energy solutions to consumers in both the public and... More >

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Milton Keynes MPs push locals to apply for thermal insulation

Milton Keynes MPs have urged homeowners to apply to an energy-efficiency initiative offering free thermal insulation. After backing an awareness campaign from consumer groups including Citizens Advice, the National Children's Bureau and Age UK, Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart said residents... More >

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Forres homeowners 'must check identification of thermal insulation companies'

Residents in the Scottish town of Forres are being urged to read the small print of firms who are offering free thermal insulation to homes in the area, as not all are contracted by local authorities. Moray Council has recruited SIG Energy Management - workers of which will carry proper credentials... More >

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Homeowners 'can save money' with thermal insulation considerations

There are many methods by which people can improve the thermal insulation qualities of their home. Nigel Berman, nigelecostore.com founder, suggested that people consider draught-proofing their residence. While most people will not be thinking of this issue as it is summer, he pointed out that it... More >

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Wall insulation 'makes homes comfortable, greener and cheaper to run'

Improving the thermal insulation qualities of a home and enhancing its energy efficiency makes the building more comfortable to live in, while protecting the environment and cutting gas and electricity bills. This is according to Ecology Building Society communications and research manager Anna... More >

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'Basic' renovations could improve domestic thermal insulation

'Basic' renovations could improve domestic thermal insulation Extract: People could save money with basic energy efficiency, it has been said. A number of "basic" renovations could support Brits in improving the thermal insulation qualities of their houses. This is according to... More >

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Thermal insulation 'can result in significant savings'

Houses with poor thermal insulation qualities can waste as much as 40 per cent of their central heating, This Is Total Essex has noted. The publication highlighted a number of methods in which people can reduce their domestic energy bills and curtail the amount of time they need to have under floor... More >

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West Somerset residents offered wall insulation assistance

Residents of West Somerset are being urged to take advantage of a new scheme that should help them to improve the thermal insulation qualities of their house. A new offer from the Centre for Sustainable Energy's Home Energy scheme has been revealed that is aiming to help residents reduce their... More >

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Bromsgrove wall insulation scheme expanded

All residents in the district of Bromsgrove can receive free loft and wall insulation, the local authority has revealed. As well as improving the thermal insulation qualities of their house, the initiative will provide a number of other efficiency devices to members of the public, including... More >

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Landlords 'can benefit' by adding wall insulation

Landlords may wish to invest in upgrades to their properties that improve their thermal insulation levels. According to representative of the National Landlords Association Carolyn Uphill, this can provide a number of benefits to these individuals. The "most cost-effective and inexpensive... More >

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North-east has high take-up of thermal insulation.

Since 2008, nearly 200,000 homes in the north-east have improved their thermal insulation qualities, new data has revealed. Utilising figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Sunderland Echo reports that 89,406 houses have had cavity wall insulation installed, while 129,270... More >

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Dean and Basingstoke residents benefit from thermal insulation scheme

Insulate Hampshire has resulted in hundreds of residents of Deane and Basingstoke benefiting from improved thermal insulation. According to figures from the borough council, 612 households have been lagged, which is expected to have cut the region's carbon footprint by more than 380,000... More >

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Under floor heating planned for Epworth church

A £700,000 restoration of a church in Epworth will involve the installation of under floor heating. St Andrew's Church, which is 800 years old, is to have its interior restored as a result of the renovation, the Scunthorpe Telegraph reports. Further projects taking place in the building... More >

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Many Brits fit heating insulation 'for green reasons'

Many Brits could be fitting their home with loft and wall insulation or other energy efficiency tools due to climate concerns. This is according to research from thinkinsulaiton.com, which found that the money-saving potential of thermal insulation is still the main motivation for the majority of... More >

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Rics: Tenants need more thermal insulation

Landlords ought to be provided with more incentives to clad their property portfolio with thermal insulation products. This is according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), which noted private tenants typically spend more on gas and electricity than homeowners. Every year,... More >

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Stockton thermal insulation scheme expanded

A £6 million thermal insulation scheme in Stockton has been extended, saving homeowners in the town up to £750 every year. GoWarm Parkfield is provided under the Community Energy Savings Programme and is operated through a partnership between Stockton Borough Council and GoWarm, with... More >

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Expert recommends thermal insulation to cope with energy bills

Thermal insulation is a good way to counteract rising energy bills, it has been said. Ron Fox, owner of Staffordshire-based firm Noreus, suggested homeowners install lagging in their lofts, which can result in long-term reductions to a household's power consumption, the Tamworth Herald... More >

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Under floor heating could help chapel win Heat Pump Awards

A 19th-century chapel in Merthyr Tydfil featuring under floor heating is one of the finalists of the National Heat Pump Awards 2012. This ceremony celebrates the projects that have utilised renewable or low-carbon power during their development, or proven their dedication to efficiency and... More >

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Amber Valley homeowners can receive free wall insulation

Amber Valley households can receive free loft and wall insulation during 2012, the local authority has remarked. All private homes - which can be owner-occupied or rented - can take advantage of the scheme, provided they are of a certain size and have less than 60mm of thermal insulation in the... More >

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CCC chair calls for new boilers and extensions to mandate thermal insulation installations

People planning to improve the efficiency of their radiators or under floor heating by investing in a new boiler might also wish to consider purchasing thermal insulation measures. In a letter to parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Department for Communities and Local Government Andrew... More >

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Under floor heating a feature in Nottinghamshire self-build home

A self-build home in Nottinghamshire has high levels of thermal insulation. Mike and Jan Davies constructed the energy-efficient oak-frame structure in the garden of their old dwelling, the Nottingham Post reports. The couple were approaching retirement when they began the project. They visited... More >

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Under floor heating a green feature in St Agnes development

A new housing development in St Agnes has boosted its eco credentials through the use of high-level wall insulation. Easier.com reports the Rocky Lane premises, which were developed by Living Structures, are exceptionally fuel efficient. Thermal insulation levels are boosted through... More >

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Wall insulation improves efficiency of water tower

Wall insulation was a key part of the energy efficiency renovations recently made to a water tower in Congleton. Andy Critchlow, a director at AEW Architects, bought the structure for £100,000 and adapted it to become more sustainable. It is now a 21st-century eco-home valued at... More >

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