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Thermal Insulation and Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is now a common concern, in the light of global warming, excessive CO2 emissions, rising fuel prices and depletion of the Earth's ozone layer. We have generally become more concerned about protection of our environment and conservation of energy resources.

Insulation standards in new housing have improved dramatically in the last few decades (largely through revisions to the standards which are required by the Building Regulations) but surveyors often find older properties which could be easily provided with greatly improved insulation.

Heat is lost from property in various ways - through the external walls, through the roof and floors, and through windows and doors. Surveyors will advise on the options in each case. It is important to remember that any additional insulation should be provided in a cost-effective manner.