Types of Property Insulation

There are fewer scenarios worse than living-out the chilly winter months in a poorly-insulated home. The function of thermal insulation is to reduce heat loss and gain by separating environments that differ in temperature using effective materials such as glass mineral wool. A well-insulated property is a cost-effective property, since the levels of heat escape are vastly lessened and so energy bills can be cut down.

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What is Asbestos and Why is it Dangerous?

Asbestos is a synthetic, fibrous material of a blue, green, brown or white colour that has for many years been used in buildings and premises for fire retardant purposes. Being a very effective way to stop the spread of fire, asbestos and asbestos-derived materials are still present in thousands of buildings of all nature in the UK alone, although it is no longer used in new buildings and premises due to a number of implications and issues that have been uncovered.

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Tips to Pass a SAP Assessment

The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is the UK government’s recommended methodology for measuring the energy rating of residential dwellings. It calculates the typical annual energy costs for space, water heating and internal lighting. The CO2 emissions are also calculated for building regulations. The SAP rating is a scale from 1 to 100+, with dwellings that have a SAP over 100 being net exporters of regulated energy.

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What is an EPC?

An EPC, or Energy Performance Certificate is a guide with information for prospective tenants and property buyers covering the property in question’s energy efficiency. EPCs detail how well and efficiently the said property uses energy and manages its use throughout the year. It also routinely states a calculated projected average cost of running the property based on the efficiency results.

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Energy Efficiency Tips

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Being truly energy efficient in your home, office or property ensures that you spend less on energy bills and expenses. We use energy every day in the form of electric and gas for a range of purposes; to power various appliances, heat water and keep us warm and comfortable when it is cold.

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