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Flooding & Wind Driven Rain

Flooding & Wind Driven Rain

As we enter the Autumn and Winter months and the weather turns wetter and windier many people start to look at ways they can keep their properties warmer.  For those people who live in areas which are affected by flooding or wind driven rain the decision on how to improve the energy efficiency of their…

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Landlords Are Facing A “Ticking Time Bomb”

Landlords

Landlords are facing a “ticking time bomb” As of the 1st of April this year new legislation has led to energy efficiency impacting on a landlords ability to rent out a property. From April 1st 2018 it will be law that every property set to be rented out must have an EPC rating of at…

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MPs Demand Answers on Flood Risk Management

Flooding - Rochdale

MPs Demand Answers on Flood Risk Management On February 23rd it was announced by Government that MPs from opposing parties will hold a debate on flood risk management. Members from two select committees, the Environmental Audit Committee and the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee will come together to hold the government to account. This…

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25 Million Homes Must Be Insulated In The UK!

Must be Insulated

25 Million Homes Must Be Insulated In The UK! The authors of a recent report to parliament have stated that in order to meet the standards required by mid-century, 25 million existing homes must be insulated to bring them closer to acceptable standards. By 2050 the United Kingdom will need to cut its carbon emissions…

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BBC’s Countryfile features BRE Flood Resilient Repair Home

Flood Resilient Repair Home

BBC’s Countryfile features BRE Flood Resilient Repair Home On Sunday evening (February 19th 2017) the BBC’s Countryfile programme featured the BRE’s Flood Resilient Repair Home and how installing measures into properties can help protect homeowners for the devastating effects of flooding. As you may recall in our previous blog post we discussed the work that…

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What is the difference between Open and Closed Cell foam?

What is the difference between Open and Closed Cell foam?      When thinking about spray foam insulation people often don’t realise that there are two different variations of spray foam, open cell foam and closed cell foam. At Isothane we manufacture a market leading closed cell foam insulation as it is our belief that there are…

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NEA Launch Warm Homes Campaign

NEA Warm Homes Campaign

Isothane are a business supporter of National Energy Action (NEA) whose vision it is that ‘no one is living in fuel poverty’. Yesterday saw the NEA launch their Warm Homes Campaign. The campaign highlights that around four million UK households are still unable to access equal life chances because they live in a cold, damp…

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The BRE Flood Resilience Report on Technitherm

Cavity Wall Insulation

Technitherm Flood resilience If you’ve read the product page on our website for Technitherm or some of our blog posts, you will have noticed we often mention how it has been tested by the BRE for Flood Resilience. Well now we’ve decided to give a bit more information about how we tested it. Test Procedure…

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Pitched Roof Insulation

Pitched roof insulation is a topic our technical team receive many queries about. From whole house refurbishments being overseen by architects to homeowners who are looking to improve the thermal performance of their home there are questions concerning achieving the required building regulations and concern around condensation and moisture.  what are the BUILDING REGULATIONS when…

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Loft and Room in Roof Insulation

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Thinking about loft or room in roof insulation? As the building industry has evolved, so has the requirement for ever more exacting standards of insulation. Not only has the requirement for increased insulation requirements changed but so too has the cost of living space. In New Build there has been an increased trend to make…

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