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Green Deal; Twelve months on

Green Deal; Twelve months on

By John Sinfield; Managing Director (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

Life, and the first Star Wars prequel, teaches us “there is always a bigger fish”. I suspect that the fish must at some point have an upper limit, but it’s a good place to start to share some of our experiences over the last twelve months. Continue reading

A blog based on the latest news about ECO

A blog based on the latest news about ECO

By John Sinfield; Managing Director (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

So, yet again we have the Government making policy announcements via the media. Today, the BBC are running a story about the plans to modify the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). This seems to have been singled out by No. 10 as the target in the hastily announced review of the so called ‘green levies’. Continue reading

Green Deal: Why it’s not working, and how to fix it

Green Deal: Why it’s not working, and how to fix it

By Steven Heath; External Affairs Director (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

What the uptake figures tell us is that Green Deal alone, or even combined with the energy company subsidy, will not deliver the improvement to Britain’s old and leaky building stock that it so desperately needs. The Government must now accept the naked truth; Green Deal needs a demand driver. Continue reading

External or Internal Wall Insulation – Which is the best solution for the thermal upgrade of existing solid masonry walls?

External or Internal Wall Insulation – Which is the best solution for the thermal upgrade of existing solid masonry walls?

By Steve Duke: Sales Director – Refurbishment & Contracting (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

There is an ongoing debate about which is the best solution for the thermal upgrade of existing solid masonry walls. Which is the optimum solution, external wall insulation (EWI) or internal wall insulation (IWI)? The answer could be both, neither, or the installation of both systems as a hybrid solution. The truth is that insulating solid walls can be complicated and the relative merits of the available options should be considered on a project by project basis. Continue reading