Press Release:
Energy price freeze? NIA calls for major new national home insulation programme

Release Date 24 September 2013

As the debate goes on around an energy price freeze if labour comes to power in 2015, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) commented: "There are still 7m solid walls, 5m cavity walls and 7m lofts that need insulating in the UK and we are calling for cross party agreement to a major new home insulation programme.

"Home insulation is the most cost effective way of saving on domestic energy bills. An astounding 59% of heat can be lost through uninsulated walls and roofs; but with the right measures put in place, householders could be making huge savings on their energy bills and cut their carbon usage. The Energy Saving Trust reports that by simply installing Cavity Wall Insulation savings of up to £140* per year can be made and £180* per year from Loft Insulation. Draught-proofing windows and doors can save £30* per year and when installed with other measures will greatly increase the comfort in a home. The savings are even greater for insulating solid walls up to £490* per year."

Householders are advised to contact an NIA member today who can advise them on the most appropriate and efficient method possible of insulating their home.  Furthermore, NIA members adhere to a strict Code of Professional Practice so peace of mind comes as standard.

To find out more, or to contact their local installer, householders should visit the NIA website on www.nia-uk.org or call 01525 383313


* Based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached gas heated house installing cavity wall insulation. Loft insulation savings when you insulate an uninsulated loft. Solid wall insulation saving is the average saving between internal and external solid wall insulation. Both with an 80% efficient gas boiler and average gas tariff of 4.64p/kWh and electricity tariff of 15.32p/kWh; correct as of December 2012 and valid for 2013. Figures from the EST.

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