Bathrooms burn brilliantly in biomass boiler

A Scottish design firm expects to save up to £10,000 a year by installing a biomass boiler. Fitted bathroom, kitchen and bedroom specialist DM Design has invested £250,000 in the sustainable energy equipment at its head office in Cumbernauld. It says the 150kW boiler, which is fed with waste wood from old fittings, will save […]

npower and Allianz partner on boiler maintenance

One of the UK’s largest energy suppliers has partnered with an insurance firm to provide a central heating and boiler service across the UK. Within the joint venture, npower will be responsible for introducing home services products to customers and Allianz Worldwide Partners will fulfil these services. This will include fielding a network of highly […]

Sadiq Khan launches £1m boiler fund to tackle fuel poverty

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a £1 million boiler fund to tackle fuel poverty. Londoners who struggle to afford to heat their homes will be able to use a share of the fund to replace or repair inefficient or broken boilers. It is expected to help around 500 fuel poor homeowners reduce their annual […]

Energy efficiency upgrades for UK social housing

More than 1,000 homes across the UK are to benefit from efficient heating systems, thanks to a £5 million fund. It is the Green Investment Bank’s (GIB) first investment in the nation’s social housing sector, which will see highly efficient heating systems fitted in up to 28 developments. That includes a pilot scheme of seven […]

Brits unaware of home’s energy efficiency

When it comes to energy efficiency, it seems Brits are all talk and no action. A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient boiler while 83% don’t know the energy efficiency rating of their windows and doors. That’s despite a majority (89%) claiming energy efficiency is “extremely important” […]

British Gas launches online home energy saving tool

British Gas has launched a new online tool to help homeowners check what energy saving measures they are entitled to under the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes. The Green Deal meets the upfront costs of eco-improvements with a loan paid back through energy savings, while ECO sets energy companies targets for […]

‘Every Scottish home to be energy efficient by 2020’

All households in Scotland are to have loft and cavity wall insulation and every home gas central heating will have an efficient boiler with appropriate controls by 2020. That’s the aim set out by the Scottish Government in its new ‘Sustainable Housing Strategy’ in a bid to tackle fuel poverty and reduce the nation’s carbon […]

Potential homebuyers ‘wary’ of Green Deal loans

Prospective homebuyers in the UK are “wary” of buying a property that has a Green Deal loan attached to it. Consumer body Which? has revealed nearly half of 2,070 people surveyed said they would want a Green Deal loan paid off before they bought a property and only a fifth would reconsider buying a home […]

Slash your energy bill this New Year

The Scottish Government is urging householders to save hundreds of pounds this New Year by installing basic energy efficiency measures. Householders can cut energy bills by up to £175 a year by getting loft insulation and replacing single-glazed windows with double glazed ones could save around £165 a year. Getting a new energy efficient boiler […]

Centrica hints at price rises on the way

Centrica today strongly hinted a gas price rise could be on the way. In the interim statement the British Gas owner said the cost of supplying gas is likely to go up £50 per household and this could have a knock-on effect on prices. In the statement it said: “UK wholesale gas costs are around […]