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November 8, 2017

An ambitious new infrastructure programme is needed to help to decarbonise the UK’s buildings – and a sweeping new plan shows what it could look like.

The proposals, developed by Frontier Economics for a group of 28 NGOs, thinktanks, businesses and trade bodies, would a...

August 21, 2017

ONE OF THE BEST TIMES TO MAKE ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES IS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY DOING WORK ON YOUR HOME – BUT OUR UK PULSE SURVEY SHOWS THAT IN MOST CASES, THIS ISN’T HAPPENING.

Two-thirds of British home owners have taken on some improvements over the last three years,...

August 15, 2017

The Residential Landlords’ Association has been told in no uncertain terms by the government that changes to Energy Performance Certificate scheduled for April 2018 will not be delayed – and the lettings sector should prepare now.

The government will be publishing detai...

August 2, 2017

We often hear claims about external wall insulation that are completely untrue so we thought we’d round them up to prove why we believe in it so strongly as an energy saving measure.

1. EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION STOPS BUILDINGS BEING ABLE TO BREATHE

It is certainly true t...

August 1, 2017

The Government funded report by The Lending Group has been looking at innovative ways to encourage the public to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes and making these homes more attractive to buyers.

The report suggest that homebuyers could take out b...

From April 2018, rental properties must meet new minimum EPC ratings

More than 300,000 landlords could be slapped with fines of up to £5,000 if they don’t improve the energy efficiency of their rental homes, under new rules coming into force next year.

Earlier this week,...

More than one home every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK between now and 2050, experts say.

The authors of a report to Parliament say 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required by mid-century.

The UK needs to cut carbon emissio...

April 12, 2017

John Flynn from Hartlepool is 72. He’s paying £180 a month to keep warm this winter in his north-facing end-terraced house.

Les Fawcett from nearby Middlesbrough is 76. He’s paying just £45 a month to keep his home cosy.

What separates the two is not a greedy energy supp...

August 24, 2009

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