This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at

Insulation April 28, 2008

Filed under: Energy — ecoemails @ 6:47 pm
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f you buy or rent a house ask to look at the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) (which tells you how insulated and energy efficient your house is).

Things you can do to improve home insulation:

1. Look In Your Loft


For most homes, this can be a DIY job.

2.  Check Your Walls
in2In most houses built between 1920 and 1980 the external walls are made in two layers, with a cavity in between.

Filling the gap is effective but expensive (around £500 for an average home)

3. Floors: Mind The Gaps

in3Lifting the floorboards and laying insulating material, supported by netting, between the joists.

Use a cheap tube sealant, such as silicon, you can fill any gaps between the floorboards and skirting boards to stop draughts.
Excluders on the bottoms of doors and across letterboxes.


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