Press Releases

Below you will find our most recent press release information. To read the full story simply click on the heading of each release.

PermaRock announced as headline sponsor

Release Date 09 November 2016

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference, Gala Dinner and Exhibition will take place on Tuesday 6th December 2016 at the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire. This year's headline sponsor is one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of external wall insulation and exterior render systems, PermaRock Products Ltd.

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NIA introduces new Quality Standards and a Free Service for Specifiers

Release Date 21 October 2016

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is highlighting to specifiers and householders that there are some significant developments currently taking place in the insulation industry which will impact on quality and standards of workmanship and customer redress.

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NIA launches new Benefits of Membership Leaflet

Release Date 29 June 2016

There are still millions of un-insulated properties in the UK and the National Insulation Association (NIA) is committed to growing the market for insulation and supporting its members in maximising business opportunities.  It provides a range of support services to its members and has produced a new leaflet which clearly sets these out.

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Money saving tips to reduce energy bills and keep the home warm and cosy

Release Date 28 June 2016

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising that one sure way to keep the heat in and reduce those ever increasing energy bills is to install insulation now.

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Venue confirmed for 2016 NIA Annual Conference, Exhibition & Gala Dinner

Release Date 21 June 2016

The NIA is pleased to announce that its Annual Conference, Exhibition and Gala Dinner will be taking place at the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, on Tuesday 6th December 2016.

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NIA to host insulation sector briefing event

Release Date 24 May 2016

Next month at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) headquarters in Watford, the National Insulation Association (NIA) will be hosting a special meeting for the Managing Directors of its 30 manufacturers and system certificate holder members to discuss matters of significant importance to the future of the insulation industry.

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NIA announces the formation of a dedicated working group to focus on the new build and commercial sectors

Release Date 29 April 2016

A great deal of media attention and policy development in the insulation sector is focused on retrofitting existing domestic buildings.  However, there is tremendous untapped potential for insulation in the new build, SME and commercial markets.

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Interest free loans for home insulation now available from the Scottish Government

Release Date 27 April 2016

The Scottish Government HEEPS Loan Scheme for energy efficiency measures is now open and the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging Scottish householders to contact its members to take advantage of the scheme to upgrade their property's insulation.

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NIA develops new standards and specifications for solid wall insulation with leading industry partners

Release Date 27 April 2016

As part of its on-going work to improve the quality and standards of insulation installations, provide reassurance to householders, specifiers and support to its members, the National Insulation Association (NIA) has and is undertaking a range of activities with leading industry partners.

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NIA demand urgent action on Fuel Poverty

Release Date 22 March 2016

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is calling for action including a cross party  debate following last night's Panorama Report 'Too Poor to Stay Warm' and a new report by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) showing a collapse in support for energy efficiency under the current Government/Parliament. 

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Insulate against fuel poverty

Release Date 25 February 2016

To highlight Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on 26th February 2016, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate.

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NIA to host Solid Wall Insulation Summit to take forward recommendations from Chief Construction Advisers Report

Release Date 23 February 2016

In November 2015, Peter Hansford the Chief Construction Adviser published a report to the Green Construction Board and Government 'SOLID WALL INSULATION Unlocking Demand and Driving Up Standards'. The report contained details of the huge potential for solid wall insulation and the multiple benefits that insulating the 7 million plus solid wall properties could provide.

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New NIA Quality Assurance Frameworks will help restore confidence & clearly differentiate its members

Release Date 26 January 2016

In July 2015 the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, announced the Bonfield Review, an independent review into quality standards and consumer protection for energy efficiency measures.  Since the start of the review the National Insulation Association (NIA) has been directly involved in the work taking place.

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Restoring Consumer Confidence leads the way at NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 08 December 2015

Thursday 3rd December 2015 saw around 250 delegates meet in Hinckley at the National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference to hear about key developments within the insulation industry, NIA’s activities to support its members and Government policies, regulations and schemes that will impact the industry in the short, medium and long term. 

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NIA responds to Government's planned 400,000 new homes

Release Date 26 November 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) shares its surprise and concerns with the Committee on Climate Change at reports that the Government intends to build 400,000 new homes in the next few years that may have to be retro-fitted with insulation and other energy saving measures to meet the UKs carbon saving targets.

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Advice is to insulate now as harsh winter is on the way

Release Date 23 November 2015

Following the snow fall across Britain this weekend and tumbling temperatures the National Insulation Association (NIA) is reinforcing the benefits of home insulation.

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Dr Peter Bonfield, BRE Chief Executive to deliver keynote address at NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 10 November 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is delighted to announce that, Dr Peter Bonfield, OBE FREng, Chief Executive of the BRE Group and leader of the Bonfield Review is to give a keynote address to delegates at this year’s Annual Conference on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at the Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire.

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NIA calls for urgent action by Government as job losses among members nears 2,000

Release Date 27 October 2015

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association has today repeated his call for the Government to fast track the development of its new long term, sustainable policy framework for home energy efficiency and introduce urgent transitional arrangements in the meantime to address the current hiatus within the market and industry. The move comes following a survey which has revealed that around 2,000 jobs have been lost among NIA members as a direct result of cuts to the ECO and Green Deal combined with the current policy void.

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Big Energy Saving Week 2015 - Insulation Association spells out the importance and benefits of home insulation

Release Date 23 October 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging the public to take advantage of Big Energy Saving Week and insulate their homes before winter sets in.

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Stop Press… NIA opens its Annual Conference to external companies

Release Date 13 October 2015

In a move to better involve external organisations in key Insulation industry issues, the National Insulation Association (NIA) has taken the decision to invite for the first time, non-member delegates with a vested interest to its Annual Conference.

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NIA appoints new Solid Wall Insulation Governing Council

Release Date 18 September 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has appointed a new Solid Wall Insulation Council made up of leading industry figures to support its drive to expand the solid wall insulation market and create opportunities for its members.

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Householders advised to insulate as higher energy bills loom

Release Date 26 August 2015

Eight fixed price energy tariffs are coming to an end on 31st August and many households across the country will now face a rise in their energy bills. Therefore the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate.

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NIA welcomes energy efficiency funding for Higher Education establishments

Release Date 12 August 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) welcomes the recent news of the £29 million now available for energy efficiency projects through the Revolving Green Fund for universities.

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Limited Sponsorship opportunities remain for key insulation event

Release Date 17 July 2015

Over half of the sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 National Insulation Association (NIA) Annual Conference, Exhibition & Gala Dinner have already been sold. The NIA is urging companies interested in sponsorship to contact them without delay to take advantage of this excellent networking and marketing opportunity.

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Struggling to think of what to buy for Father's Day? How about insulation?

Release Date 19 June 2015

Home insulation is the most cost effective way of saving money on domestic energy bills and the savings are made year after year. Therefore, why not treat dads to a gift of home insulation.

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Businesses: Insulate now to cut energy costs and increase business efficiency

Release Date 10 June 2015

With many energy saving insulation solutions readily available for business premises significant savings can be made on energy bills.

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NIA advise householders to insulate now as thousands face higher energy bills

Release Date 03 June 2015

As 14 fixed energy tariffs expired at the end of May thousands of households across the country will now face a rise in their energy bills. Therefore the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate.

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NIA launches New Build/Commercial Code of Professional Practice

Release Date 28 April 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Code of Professional Practice (CoPP) specifically for installer members working in the New Build and Commercial sectors.

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NIA launches new informative consumer website

Release Date 21 April 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has launched a new consumer website at www.nia-uk.org

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Scottish Government funding for Energy Efficiency upgrades now available

Release Date 13 April 2015

Following today's launch by the Scottish Government of its new HEEPS Cashback and Interest Free Loan schemes, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging Scottish householders to contact its members to take advantage of the schemes to upgrade their property's energy efficiency.

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Showcase your products to the Insulation Industry at the NIA Conference 2015

Release Date 31 March 2015

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at the Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire. The exhibition has been a huge success since its introduction six years ago and stand space for the 2015 event have now been released.

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Tax allowance to end - Landlords urged to act now

Release Date 20 March 2015

With just over a week to go till the end of the Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance (LESA) scheme the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging Landlords to contact its members to take advantage of the scheme.

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Up to £3,750 towards the cost of Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 04 March 2015

The Government's popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is to reopen for Solid Wall Insulation applications at midday on Monday 16th March in England and Wales and the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to contact its members to take advantage of the scheme to upgrade their property's energy efficiency.

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Help combat Fuel Poverty with home insulation

Release Date 24 February 2015

To highlight Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and the Nation’s Biggest Housewarming event on Friday 27th February 2015, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising householders to insulate without delay.

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NIA membership now available to Green Deal Assessors

Release Date 16 February 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has now opened up membership for both Green Deal Assessors and Green Deal Assessor Organisations in response to a significant number expressing an interest in joining the Association.

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NIA Introduces New Service for Local Authorities and Housing Associations

Release Date 10 February 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new service for Local Authorities and Housing Associations looking for insulation companies to work on their projects.

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Insulate now and help fight fuel poverty

Release Date 27 January 2015

To highlight Cold Homes Week from 2nd to 6th Feb 2015, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate.

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Political parties urged to rethink investment in the UK's housing stock

Release Date 15 January 2015

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is calling on all Party Leaders to commit to making Energy Efficiency Retrofit an Infrastructure Investment Priority in their Manifestos.

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NIA sets out ambitious plans for 2015 to support its solid wall insulation members

Release Date 17 December 2014

At the National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference which took place on  4th December 2014, its Chief Executive briefed members on the plans the association had to stimulate the markets for external and internal wall insulation and position its members as the preferred choice for householders and specifiers in 2015.

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Up to £4,000 towards the cost of Solid Wall Insulation now available through Government's Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Release Date 08 December 2014

The Government's popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is to reopen for applications at 9am on Wednesday 10th December 2014 in England and Wales and the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to contact its members to take advantage of the scheme to upgrade their property's energy efficiency.

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'Building a sustainable future' theme leads discussions at NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 05 December 2014

Thursday 4th December 2014 saw some 300 delegates meet in Hinckley at the National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference to hear about and discuss the industries latest news and Government policies.

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Leading organisations call on Government to act now to help prevent excess winter deaths

Release Date 28 November 2014

A group of leading organisations including charities, fuel poverty groups and industry is urging the Government to take immediate action by announcing additional ‘emergency’ funding for heating and Insulation measures in the Autumn Statement on 3rd December 2014 to help reduce the thousands of vulnerable people who will die of cold related illnesses this winter.

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Programme announced for NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 24 November 2014

The full programme for the National Insulation Association’s (NIA) Conference 2014 has now been released with the conference taking place at the Hinckley Island Hotel on Thursday 4th December 2014.

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Leading politicians to address delegates at NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 11 November 2014

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Hinckley Island Hotel, on Thursday 4th December 2014, and this year's event will feature a panel of leading politicians including; Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour Shadow Minister Energy and Climate Change and Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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Leading insulation industry body and DECC join forces to find solutions to tackle fuel poverty in solid wall properties

Release Date 31 October 2014

In an event organised by the National Insulation Association (NIA) and its member Hamilton (Building Contractors) Ltd, a team of officials from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), visited Bradford's Holme Wood Estate in order to examine first-hand the challenges that face the occupants of some of the poorest housing stock in the UK and the Solid Wall Insulation solutions available to them.

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Hamilton announced as sponsor for NIA Prestigious Gala Dinner 2014

Release Date 28 October 2014

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Hinckley Island Hotel, on Thursday 4th December 2014, and this year's Gala Dinner sponsor is Hamilton (Building Contractors) Ltd.

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Big Energy Saving Week - Insulation industry chief spells out the importance and benefits of home insulation

Release Date 20 October 2014

The Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) urges the public to take heed and think insulation first during Big Energy Saving Week.

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NIA welcomes additional £100m for household energy efficiency through Green Deal Home Improvement Fund but calls for further action to insulate the UK housing stock

Release Date 07 October 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed today's announcement by Government that an additional £100m will be provided to help fund energy efficiency improvements through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) but is urging all political parties to go much further and commit to making Energy Efficiency Retrofit an Infrastructure Priority.

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NIA responds to Caroline Flint's speech at Labour Party Conference

Release Date 23 September 2014

Following the speech today by Labour's shadow energy and climate change secretary, Caroline Flint, announcing its ambitious new energy efficiency strategy the National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the proposals.

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Essex Insulation announced as headline sponsor for NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 12 September 2014

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Hinckley Island Hotel, on Thursday 4th December 2014, and this year's headline sponsor is Essex Insulation Energy Solutions.

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NIA welcomes Liberal Democrats' commitment to Energy Efficiency

Release Date 01 September 2014

Following the announcement today of the 5 new laws for a greener Britain that will be included in the Liberal Democrat manifesto, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) commented: "We welcome and are encouraged by the proposals to introduce new regulations to address energy efficiency, including a new heating and energy efficiency bill and a national programme to raise energy efficiency standards for all British households. This is very much in line with the recommendations from industry in its report 'A housing stock fit for the future' launched on 24th June 2014."

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Don't delay, save with insulation

Release Date 27 August 2014

Householders could be saving up to £460* per year by installing insulation and with the average annual dual fuel bill now totaling £1,328 per year, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to think smart and insulate now.

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NIA to host workshop on tackling fuel poverty in solid wall properties

Release Date 07 July 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is hosting a special workshop on 23rd July aimed at helping to solve issues with fuel poverty in solid wall properties in private housing.

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NIA calls for home energy efficiency to become a national infrastructure priority

Release Date 24 June 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) as part of a coalition of 20 organisations is calling on Government to commit to a major retrofitting programme of 1 million homes by 2020 as a national infrastructure priority.

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NIA and its members promote revamped Green Deal

Release Date 16 June 2014

Following the launch by Government of its new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) in England and Wales on 9th June, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is heavily promoting the scheme to consumers and encouraging them to contact its members to upgrade their property’s energy efficiency and be able to claim up to £6000 for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI).

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Hinckley Island to host 2014 NIA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Release Date 11 June 2014

The Annual Conference, Exhibition and Gala Dinner of the National Insulation Association (NIA) will be taking place at the Hinckley Island Hotel, on Thursday 4th December 2014.

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Up to £6000 Government funding for Solid Wall Insulation now available

Release Date 09 June 2014

Following today's launch by Government of its new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) in England and Wales, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to contact its members to take advantage of the scheme to upgrade their property's energy efficiency and be able to claim up to £6000 for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI).

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Government officials to address members at NIA briefing events

Release Date 09 June 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) will be holding a number of major briefing events for its members in England, Scotland and Wales during July.

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Up to £6000 Scottish Government Cashback for Solid Wall Insulation now available

Release Date 02 June 2014

Following today's launch by the Scottish Government of its new Green Homes Cashback scheme, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging Scottish householders to contact its members to take advantage of the scheme to upgrade their property's energy efficiency and be able to claim up to £6000 for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI).

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Up to £6000 Scottish Government Cashback for Solid Wall Insulation from June

Release Date 09 May 2014


Following the announcement by the Scottish Government of its new Green Homes Cashback scheme, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising householders to take advantage of the scheme to upgrade their property's energy efficiency and be able to claim up to £6000 for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI).

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NIA to support its members in promoting and accessing the Government's new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Release Date 07 May 2014

Following last week's announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change of the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), the National Insulation Association (NIA) will be promoting the scheme to consumers and signposting them to its members, as the preferred choice to carry out the insulation work.

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NIA to host stakeholder workshop to address fuel poverty amongst private households living in solid wall properties

Release Date 01 May 2014

As the debate continues about cuts to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and changes to the Green Deal, the National Insulation Association (NIA) has identified that over 1 million fuel poor households are set to miss out on any help from these flagship schemes.

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NIA calls on DECC to work with industry to scale back ECO cuts as another report claims cuts are excessive

Release Date 28 April 2014

With further reports today that analysis undertaken by energy consultant AgilityEco indicate the proposed Energy Company Obligation (ECO) cuts could be between £1bn - £2bn more than is needed, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is reaffirming its call to Government to work with the industry and energy companies in scaling back the cuts and help vulnerable households and those in Fuel Poverty.

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Save £££'s with cavity wall and loft insulation

Release Date 16 April 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising householders that there are still over 5 million properties that could benefit from Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) and around 7 million with inadequate loft insulation. With the right measures installed, these households could see a real difference in their energy bills.

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Cut energy bills and enjoy a warmer home with Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 09 April 2014

A recent report from Ofgem has found that over the last decade the average dual fuel energy bill has risen from £576 to £1356 an increase of around 135%! With ever increasing energy bills the National Insulation Association (NIA) is highlighting the benefits of Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) and the new Government Cashback scheme to help pay for it.

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NIA members receive support in maximising business opportunities

Release Date 01 April 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is a leading trade body in the Insulation Industry representing manufacturers, system providers and installers of cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, including external, internal and hybrid systems, loft/roof insulation and draught proofing.

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NIA expresses concern at ending of the Green Homes Cashback Scheme

Release Date 27 March 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is extremely concerned that there are currently no plans in place to extend the Green Homes Cash back scheme past 31st March, meaning consumers will lose out and jobs could be lost in the insulation industry.

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Insulate to drive down energy bills

Release Date 24 March 2014

A recent study by the Office for National Statistics has revealed that households in the UK spend on average £106 per month on energy up by over 50% in the last 10 years, The National Insulation Association (NIA) is therefore urging householders that with ever increasing energy bills to act now and insulate.

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Up to £4,000 Government cash-back now available for Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 27 February 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising householders that following a recent Government announcement a number of changes have been made to its Green Deal cash-back scheme. These include an increase in the amount of money consumers can get back on some energy efficiency measures and an extension for applying for the cash-back from 31st March to 30th June 2014.

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NIA to introduce new technical support service for specifiers of Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 14 February 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) which is regarded as the leading industry body for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) is continuing its drive to set the bar in quality and standards and the provision of support services to the specifiers of SWI by introducing a new technical support service.

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Combat fuel poverty with insulation

Release Date 06 February 2014

To highlight Cold Homes Week from the Energy Bill Revolution a national campaign to end fuel poverty, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging fuel poor householders to act now and insulate.

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NIA appoints new Chair to its Solid Wall Technical and Training Group

Release Date 31 January 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has recently appointed Gary Bundy, Technical Director with Sto Ltd, as the new Chair of its Solid Wall Technical and Training Group.

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Northern Ireland could save £144 million on energy bills - Act now and insulate advise NIA

Release Date 30 January 2014

To highlight this week's Big Energy Saving Week, a national campaign to help consumers take practical steps to cut their energy bills, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders in Northern Ireland to act now and insulate.

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NIA advise to insulate, as 3 in 5 people are worried about rising energy bills

Release Date 28 January 2014

To highlight the Big Energy Saving Week from the Citizens Advice Bureau, a national campaign to help consumers take practical steps to cut their energy bills is currently taking place all this week, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate. New figures show that 60% of people in the UK are worried about the effect that rising household bills will have on their finances over the next year but only 19% had insulated their homes!

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NIA leads the way in helping its members maximise business opportunities

Release Date 23 January 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is taking a leadership role in supporting its members in maximising business opportunities and is urging companies that are not members to consider joining the association to benefit from this.

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Money saving tips to reduce energy bills and keep the home warm and cosy

Release Date 08 January 2014

With energy bills constantly increasing householders should make their No.1 New Year's resolution making their homes much more energy efficient. The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising that one sure way for householders to keep the heat in and reduce their energy bills in the future is to install insulation now.

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ECO changes lead discussions at NIA's Annual Conference

Release Date 09 December 2013

Thursday 5th December 2013 saw over 300 delegates meet in Stratford upon Avon at the National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference to hear about and discuss the industries latest news and the developments following Government announcements this week on changes to its energy efficiency schemes.

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NIA responds to Government's announcement on Green Levies and Energy Bills

Release Date 02 December 2013

In response to the Government's announcement this morning on green levies and energy bills, Neil Marshall Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) commented: "Whilst we will await fuller and better particulars on the details of the changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the new Government funded schemes before responding more fully, we have a number of initial comments.

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NIA responds to Labours plans to "reset the energy market"

Release Date 29 November 2013

Responding to today's publication of Labours Green Paper - Powering Britain: One Nation Labour's plans to reset the energy market, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "We welcome the fact that reducing energy demand through increased energy efficiency forms an integral part of the plan and we will respond to the questions posed in due course. In terms of Labours plans in respect of changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal, we would urge them to ensure that home insulation is a key area of focus."

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NIA calls on Prime Minister and Chancellor to strengthen ECO in Autumn Statement not roll it back!

Release Date 28 November 2013

With decisions imminent on the future of the Government's energy efficiency scheme, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging the Prime Minister and Chancellor to retain the ECO and take the opportunity to make changes to the scheme to significantly increase the number of households receiving help and accelerate the pace of delivery.

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NIA response to latest figure of excess winter deaths

Release Date 26 November 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has today responded to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics which estimates 31,100 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2012/13 – a 29% increase compared to the previous year.

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Strong ECO scheme must be retained!

Release Date 19 November 2013

With reports today that up to 30,000 jobs could be lost in the insulation and construction industry if ECO is rolled back in the review of green levies and the latest DECC Green Deal/ECO statistics showing that ECO is responsible for delivering 98% of measures but that insulation measures are currently some 50% below Government expectations, Neil Marshall, CEO of the NIA is calling for the ECO to be maintained and for a significant increase and acceleration in activity levels.

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Strong ECO scheme must be retained

Release Date 15 November 2013

A report published this week by the National Audit Office has predicted that consumers will face 20 years of price increases in household utility bills to pay for new infrastructure. This is likely to hit those households with low incomes the hardest. Therefore, as the debate continues around rising energy prices and so called green taxes the National Insulation Association (NIA) is calling on Government to retain a strong Energy Company Obligation (ECO) as it is vital to providing long terms savings on energy bills and the benefits far exceed the associated costs.

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Insulate now to cut energy bills

Release Date 12 November 2013

The rising cost of our energy has become a hot topic in recent weeks. With a cold winter ahead of us and the cost of the typical annual energy bill now just under £1,500! The National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate.

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NIA advise those at risk to insulate ready for winter

Release Date 31 October 2013

The Department of Health and Public Health England have published guidance in an attempt to reduce thousands of avoidable deaths each winter caused by flu and infections. Part of the guidance suggests that the public should take measures to reduce heat waste, such as draught proofing and insulation. Therefore, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging older people and those in fuel poverty to act now and insulate their properties.

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ECO Green energy scheme is key in solving high energy bills and saving lives

Release Date 24 October 2013

As the Government have announced a review into so called green energy taxes and the clearest indication that some may be cut, the National Insulation Association (NIA) highlights that green energy schemes such as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) are key to lowering domestic energy bills and that the savings can far exceed the associated costs.

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Slash rising energy bills by insulating now

Release Date 22 October 2013

Following the announcement by British Gas that it is increasing gas and electricity prices by an average of 9.4%, affecting 7.8 million customers and that the average annual bill will be a record £1,465 per year the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate.

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Green schemes key in combating rising energy prices

Release Date 14 October 2013

As the debate continues around rising energy prices and so called green taxes the National Insulation Association (NIA) highlights that green schemes are key to lowering domestic energy bills and that the savings can far exceed the associated costs of these.

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Worried about rising energy bills? Insulate without delay!

Release Date 10 October 2013

Following the announcement by energy supplier SSE that it is increasing gas and electricity prices by an average of 8.2% affecting 4.4 million customers and with other energy suppliers likely to follow suit the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate.

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NIA repeats its call for urgent reforms to Green Deal and ECO to kick start home insulation and help hard pressed families this winter

Release Date 10 October 2013

As the political debate continues around increases in the price of domestic energy bills and green subsidies the National Insulation Association (NIA) is today repeating its call for urgent reforms to the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to ensure hard pressed families receive home insulation this winter.

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NIA announces the guest speaker line-up for this year's Annual Conference

Release Date 01 October 2013

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference is taking place at The Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon, on Thursday 5th December 2013 and this year's line-up of guest speakers has now been confirmed.

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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.

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NIA calls for urgent intervention as latest DECC statistics for Green Deal and ECO show that insulation activity levels continue to be well below expectations and requirements

Release Date 23 September 2013

Commenting on the latest Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 19th September, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) said: "The figures are extremely disappointing and of huge concern.  Whilst there was a small increase in the number of insulation installations in July compared to June the number of installations in 2013 remains well short of what is needed and there is no sign of the ramping up in volumes that is required.

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Are you one of the energy savvy? Insulate now before winter hits

Release Date 16 September 2013

A recent study* by energy firm Npower has revealed that 85% of over 55s and 61% of 18 to 24 year olds try to be energy efficient in the home. With these results in mind the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging these householders to think smart and insulate now as home insulation is the single most effective method of saving money and carbon on domestic energy bills.

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NIA's advice is to Insulate now as 1 in 3 people in the UK are concerned about their heating bills

Release Date 05 September 2013

A recent survey* from BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed that 38% of people in the UK say they are concerned about paying for their heating bills this winter. The National Insulation Association (NIA) is therefore urging householders to insulate their homes in order to combat rising energy bills.

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NIA and CITB introduce new Internal Wall Insulation Specialist Up-Skilling Training Programme

Release Date 22 August 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has developed a new Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) Specialist Up-Skilling Training Programme (SUP) designed to support the increase in IWI industry capacity that will be needed under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation.

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NIA extremely concerned with latest Green Deal/ECO statistics and calls for urgent intervention

Release Date 22 August 2013

Commenting on the latest Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 20th August, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) said: "The figures are extremely disappointing and of great concern. Whilst there was a small increase in the number of insulation installations in June compared to May the number of installations in 2013 remains well short of what is needed and there is no sign of the ramping up in volumes that is required.

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NIA responds to suggestions by Ed Davey that there is a shortage of Solid Wall Insulation Installers

Release Date 15 August 2013

Responding to recent reports that Ed Davey, Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change has suggested that a lack of Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) installers could be holding back the Green Deal, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) commented as follows:

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Save up to £490 a year off fuel bills with Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 13 August 2013

Householders could be saving up to £490 per year by installing Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) and with the average annual dual fuel bill now totaling £1420 per year, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging house holders to think smart and insulate now.

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NIA leads the way for Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 08 August 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is leading the way in transforming the Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) market and is urging plasterers and dry liners interested in maximising the opportunities for external and internal wall insulation under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to contact them without delay to find out about the support available to NIA members.

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NIA response to the latest Green Deal/ECO statistics

Release Date 23 July 2013

Commenting on the latest Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 18th July, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) said: "whilst there was a small increase in the number of insulation installations in May compared to April the number of installations in 2013 remains well short of what is required.

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NIA and EST advise householders to insulate ready for Winter

Release Date 16 July 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) and Energy Saving Trust (EST) are urging older people and those in fuel poverty to act now and insulate their properties.

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NIA welcomes Scottish Governments move to help with cost of Green Deal assessments

Release Date 10 July 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the recent announcement by the Scottish Government that from 1st July 2013 householders can apply for £150 towards the cost of a Green Deal assessment.

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NIA response to Green Deal/ECO Statistics and CCC Report

Release Date 27 June 2013

Commenting on the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) 'Meeting Carbon Budgets Annual Progress Report' published yesterday and the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) statistics published by DECC today, Neil Marshall Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) said: "There are 5m cavities, 7m solid walls and over 7m lofts that still need insulating and the Committee on Climate Change has stressed the need to maintain and increase the pace of insulation installations to meet the Carbon Budgets.

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NIA Response to CCC Progress Report

Release Date 26 June 2013

Responding to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) annual progress report published today, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: “With 5m cavities, 7m solid walls and 7m lofts still to be insulated, it is essential that the rates of insulation delivery and progress made in 2012 are maintained if we are to ensure that future carbon budgets are met and equally importantly that consumers energy bills are brought down.

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Cavity Wall Insulation could save bill payers £140 per year

Release Date 24 June 2013

The Government is keen to extend the benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) to a wider range of households and therefore under the new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme introduced in January 2013, additional funding has now been set aside to allow householders in a wider range of properties to benefit.

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1 in 3 households in Wales live in fuel poverty

Release Date 20 June 2013

Recent figures released by the Welsh Assembly show that 30% of households in Wales were living in fuel poverty in 2012. The National Insulation Association (NIA) and National Energy Action (NEA) Cymru are urging householders in the UK to think smart and install insulation to help fight fuel poverty.

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NIA welcomes Scottish Governments £50m Home Energy Efficiency Funding

Release Date 14 June 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the news that the Scottish Government will be providing almost £50 million of funding to help make homes cheaper to heat.

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National Insulation Association leads the way for EWI

Release Date 30 May 2013

With around 7 million uninsulated solid wall properties in the UK and rising energy bills there needs to be a major increase in External Wall Insulation (EWI) installations under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to support the achievement of the Government’s climate change targets and deliver major savings on consumer’s energy bills.

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NIA and DECC Brief Local Authorities planners in the North West on Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 22 May 2013

A special briefing event on Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) for local authority planners organised by The National Insulation Association (NIA) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in conjunction with CLASP, the low carbon economy and sustainability network of local authorities in the NW of England recently took place.

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NIA sees major restructure as new Councils are introduced

Release Date 20 May 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has announced the officers who have been elected to sit on their two new Councils following a recent member vote.

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Insulate and beat the rise of future energy bills

Release Date 10 May 2013

A recent survey from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed that almost 60% of adults in the UK are concerned about rising energy bills. The National Insulation Association (NIA) is therefore urging householders to insulate their homes in order to combat rising energy bills.

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Inadequately insulated properties are costing the NHS millions

Release Date 03 May 2013

The NHS spends £859m each year, treating cold-related illnesses due to poorly insulated homes and, with six million UK households in fuel poverty, the cost to the country is likely to increase. The National Insulation Association is therefore urging householders to insulate their homes without delay.

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Showcase your products at the NIA Annual Conference 2013

Release Date 30 April 2013

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place on Thursday 5th December 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Stratford upon-Avon. The exhibition has been a huge success since its introduction four years ago and stand space for the 2013 event have now been released.

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Insulate against further energy bill rises

Release Date 25 April 2013

With the recent news from energy provider First Utility that its consumers will face higher energy bills next winter, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders wishing to slash their fuel bills to insulate now.

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DECC and Ofgem address NIA Green Deal and ECO Special Briefing Event

Release Date 22 April 2013

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Ofgem addressed 180 members of the National Insulation Association (NIA) at its Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation special briefing event in Stratford-upon-Avon this week.

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First NIA and DECC Green Deal Solid Wall Insulation Briefing Event for Local Authorities receives positive feedback

Release Date 15 April 2013

A special briefing event on Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) for local authority planners organised by The National Insulation Association (NIA) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in conjunction with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has received positive feedback from attendees.

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Sustainable Group announced as headline sponsor for NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 03 April 2013

The National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place at The Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon, on Thursday 5th December 2013 and this year's headline sponsor will be specialist building Contractor Sustainable Group (UK) Ltd, based in Lancashire.

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NIA advises householders to insulate as cold weather snap continues

Release Date 02 April 2013

As the Met Office has warned the cold weather could last until the end of April the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to protect themselves against the cold by insulating without delay.

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NIA to host Special Briefing Event for Members on Green Deal and ECO

Release Date 22 March 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is holding a special briefing event for its members on 17th April 2013 in the Midlands to provide details of the latest developments on the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

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Insulation ranks top for savings according to EST

Release Date 21 March 2013

Insulation savings have topped the energy saving measures chart according to the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and with the average household dual fuel bill now totaling £1420 per year, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to think smart and insulate now.

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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.

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NIA to address Green Deal & ECO roadshows for Private Landlords

Release Date 11 March 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) will be taking part in a series of Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) dissemination events for Private Landlords  being organised by National Energy Action (NEA) in major towns and cities across Britain during March and April.

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NIA advises householders to insulate homes as energy regulator predicts higher energy bills

Release Date 22 February 2013

With the news this week from Ofgem that householders are to face much higher energy bills for years to come and an average dual fuel bill in the UK now £1420 a year, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to protect themselves against future price rises by insulating without delay.

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NIA Supports Warm Homes Campaign and Urges Households to Insulate Now

Release Date 13 February 2013

With the launch this month of the Warm Homes Campaign 2013 by fuel poverty charities National Energy Action and Energy Action Scotland, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders in the UK to think smart and install insulation to tackle fuel poverty.

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NIA Supports Warm Homes Campaign & Urges Households to Insulate Now

Release Date 08 February 2013

With the launch last week of the Warm Homes Campaign 2013 by fuel poverty charities Energy Action Scotland and National Energy Action, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders in Scotland to think smart and install insulation to tackle fuel poverty.

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NIA members available to work on Green Deal and ECO projects

Release Date 05 February 2013

Organisations looking for insulation installers to work on their Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) projects should contact the National Insulation Association (NIA).

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uSwitch.com joins the NIA’s new solid wall insulation external stakeholder forum

Release Date 30 January 2013

Ann Robinson, Director of consumer policy at price comparison website, uSwitch.com, is the latest person to join the NIA’s Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) External Stakeholder Forum.

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NIA supports Green Deal as insulation benefits stack up for householders

Release Date 28 January 2013

With today’s launch of the Government’s energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is calling for householders to take advantage of the scheme in ensuring they benefit from home insulation.

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Don’t let the cold weather bite!

Release Date 21 January 2013

With extreme wintry weather hitting the UK the National Insulation Association (NIA) advises that it’s never too late to reap the benefits of home insulation. With the cold snap predicted to last another month with record low temperatures householders don’t need to sit and suffer if they act now a warmer more comfortable home could be enjoyed in no time at all.

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Top Ten insulation facts to help save money and keep your home warm and cosy as the cold weather bites

Release Date 11 January 2013

Recent mild weather will be replaced with freezing temperatures that could plunge to -15C with sleet and even snow in the coming weeks according to the met office. With this in mind the National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising that one sure way for householders to keep the heat in and reduce their energy bills is to install insulation.

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National Insulation Association announces plans to establish a new external stakeholder forum for Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 11 January 2013

Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) has a key role to play in the success of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and a significant increase in volumes will be required going forward.

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Want to combat rising energy bills? Then insulate now!

Release Date 08 January 2013

The cost of heating a home is now 63% higher than five years ago and with energy bills still rising and 300,000 additional families expected to fall into fuel poverty, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to insulate now.

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NIA to brief key stakeholders on Solid Wall Insulation for Green Deal and ECO

Release Date 20 December 2012

Solid Wall Insulation is a key area of focus in the new Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation and there needs to be a major increase in installations from 2013 onwards.

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Local company recognised for Health & Safety excellence

Release Date 18 December 2012

Llewellyn Smith Ltd of Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, provides a benchmark for Health & Safety Awareness according to the National Insulation Association (NIA) which announced it as a winner in its 2012 Industry Awards.

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Local company scoops two national awards

Release Date 18 December 2012

SERS Ltd of Pengam, Gwent has been recognised for its excellent work within the insulation industry by the National Insulation Association (NIA) at a prestigious industry awards event which took place earlier this month.

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Local company recognised for excellence in design and innovation

Release Date 18 December 2012

Local insulation company, Walltransform Ltd of Stokesley, North Yorkshire has been recognised for its outstanding Design and Innovation by winning a prestigious industry award at an event hosted by the National Insulation Association (NIA) this month.

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Insulate the home and bring down those energy bills

Release Date 13 December 2012

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is reminding householders that all major energy suppliers have recently increased their prices this winter and so it's a great concern that many people may resort to leaving their homes unheated for fear that they won’t be able to pay their energy bills. However, there is a simple way they can bring these bills down without compromising their quality of life - and that's by insulating their homes.

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NIA launches new Seal of Approval

Release Date 13 December 2012

4th December 2012 saw the National Insulation Association (NIA) launch a new brand identity that will give its members a more visible 'Seal of Approval' to highlight their professionalism and that they belong to a recognised trade association with a strict code of professional practice.

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National recognition for insulation excellence

Release Date 07 December 2012

Companies providing the benchmark for excellence in the insulation industry were given national recognition at the National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference this week.

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Insulation industry delegates converge at NIA's Annual Conference in Stratford upon Avon

Release Date 07 December 2012

Tuesday 4th December 2012 saw over 300 delegates meet in Stratford upon Avon at the National Insulation Association's (NIA) Annual Conference, which coincided with the Association’s 30th anniversary.

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EEDO Chair to give keynote address at NIA Annual Conference

Release Date 06 November 2012

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is delighted to announce that, Peter Boyd, Chair of the Governments Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) and Chief Operating Officer of the, Carbon War Room is to give a keynote address to the 300 plus delegates at this year’s Annual Conference.

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How do you combat rising energy prices? Follow the advice and insulate!

Release Date 24 October 2012

With recent news that energy prices for millions of households will rise in November causing further hardship for many as the winter months set in and with the Big Energy Saving Week campaign this week. The National Insulation Association is renewing its call to householders to act now and insulate their homes to save their hard earned cash.

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Ten facts about insulation to help Save money this winter and beyond

Release Date 19 October 2012

To highlight next week's Big Energy Saving Week, a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising that one sure way for householders to reduce fuel bills and enjoy savings year after year is to install insulation.

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Businesses should insulate now to save money and beat rising energy prices

Release Date 16 October 2012

A recent report on the BBC highlighted that many businesses in the UK are very concerned about rising prices and are looking at ways to reduce their bills. With many energy saving insulation solutions readily available for businesses large and small, there really is no excuse not to insulate and cut those bills now.

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DECC and OFGEM address NIA Green Deal Events

Release Date 09 October 2012

The National Insulation Association (NIA) recently held two special briefing events for its members to provide the latest news and up-dates regarding the Governments' new Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation.

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Combat fuel poverty by installing insulation advises NIA

Release Date 27 September 2012

Northern Ireland suffers from the highest level of fuel poverty in the UK with households spending more of their income on fuel bills; the National Insulation Association (NIA) is therefore urging householders in the province to think smart and install insulation to help climb out of fuel poverty.

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NIA to host Green Deal/ECO briefing events

Release Date 17 September 2012

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is hosting two special Green Deal/ Energy Company Obligation (ECO) briefing events for its members; these will take place in Oxford on 1st October and in Leeds on 2nd October, 2012.

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Improve your home, save money & carbon by simply installing insulation

Release Date 06 September 2012

Following the recent news that five million households in the UK face increases in their fuel bills of up to £100 per year, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging household-ers to take advantage of the current subsidies and grants available towards the cost of Insulation before the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme ends this December…in a majority of cases it can even be FREE!

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Benchmark Building Supplies becomes latest NIA Affiliate Member

Release Date 21 August 2012

Benchmark Building Supplies, based in Greater Manchester, has become the latest company to take up Affiliate Membership of the National Insulation Association (NIA).

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Entries invited for the Insulation Industry Best Practice Awards 2012

Release Date 17 August 2012

The fourth National Insulation Association (NIA) Best Practice Awards are set to take place on 4th December during this year’s Annual Conference, at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham; there are just six weeks left for companies to put their submissions together to enter these awards.

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Hurry FREE insulation scheme ends in five months – take advantage while it lasts

Release Date 10 August 2012

Improving a home’s energy efficiency with insulation will save money and carbon and now is the time to address this advises the National Insulation Association (NIA). Householders should take advantage of the current subsidies and grants available towards the cost of insulation before the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme ends in December 2012.

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NIA hosts high level Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) forum

Release Date 09 August 2012

This week, the National Insulation Association (NIA) held a high level forum attended by the Managing Directors of the association’s external wall and internal wall insulation manufactures and system designers.

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NIA supports advice from NLA on take-up of insulation

Release Date 08 August 2012

The National Insulation Association (NIA) supports the advice given by The National Landlords Association (NLA) urging landlords to utilise current green funding to improve energy efficiency of their properties. This advice comes following an online study which showed that just 51% of landlords have made energy saving improvements to their properties using these schemes.

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National Insulation Association establishes new industry group to lead the expansion of the Solid Wall Insulation market

Release Date 07 August 2012

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is the lead trade body in Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) representing the manufacturers, system designers and installers of external wall, internal wall and hybrid wall (external and internal wall in the same property) insulation.

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NIA advises insulation of student housing following new research.

Release Date 31 July 2012

A new report has warned that fuel poverty has become an issue amongst younger people particularly students; the National Insulation Association (NIA) is therefore urging landlords and universities to help combat this by insulating their properties without delay. Current grants and subsidies available under the Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT) means that installing insulation in these properties could even be FREE until December 2012.

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Slash your energy bills by up to £770 by installing insulation

Release Date 26 July 2012

A recent survey carried out by the Irish League of Credit Unions found that 44 per cent of households in Northern Ireland are struggling to meet their bills; the National Insulation Association (NIA) is therefore urging householders in the province to think smart and install insulation to help climb out of fuel poverty.

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Act now and save money with loft insulation

Release Date 23 July 2012

Recent figures show that around 9 million homes in Britain could see significant improvements in energy efficiency by simply increasing their loft insulation; the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and start saving money on fuel bills as many householders are unaware that they have inadequate loft insulation that does not meet the current requirements of at least 270mm

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Big Energy Saving Week 2016 - Insulation Association spells out the importance and benefits of home insulation

Release Date 26 October 2000

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging the public to take advantage of Big Energy Saving Week and insulate their homes before winter sets in.

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