Press Release:
NIA and DECC to host Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) Briefing Events for Local Authorities

Release Date 21 March 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have announced plans for a series of special SWI briefing events for Local Authority planners.

The events are designed to update planners on the Governments SWI delivery plans under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and how the recent changes on permitted development rights regarding External Solid Wall Insulation might impact on this. The events will also raise awareness of the different types of external and internal solid wall insulation systems and solutions and support available from the NIA and its members.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Eight million households in Britain could benefit from solid wall insulation, so there is a massive opportunity here and the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation will provide a huge boost for solid wall insulation uptake over the coming years.

"I am very pleased to be working with the National Insulation Association to run this series of solid wall workshop events. The sessions will ensure that local authorities across the country can provide residents with the best advice and guidance on solid wall insulation projects."

Neil Marshall Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "The NIA is delighted to be co- hosting these events with DECC and will be providing planners with the latest information regarding SWI and the support available from our members"

The first event will take place at London City Hall London on 4th April, with further national venues and dates to follow.

For more information about the NIA and its services please contact: Bev Coombe, Membership and Communications Manager; on 01525 383313 or email

To find a local NIA member, householders and landlords should visit the NIA website or call 08451 636363.


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