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Home Design Guides: Energy efficiency, Insulation

Double glazing

What are double glazed windows?

  • Reduces heat transfer very effectively
  • Excellent acoustic insulation
  • Costs much more than single glazing
Low-e glass

Low-e glass

  • Improves solar and thermal control
  • Reduces UV transmission
  • Relatively expensive
  • Can reduce solar heat gain in winter

Bathtub insulation

Insulation can make a big difference to how long your bathtub is able to retain its heat, and as a result, might also significantly affect your gas or electricity bills.

Thermal mass and wall insulation

Walls can play a big part in how energy efficient a house is - particularly in terms of how much heat they absorb and release.

Energy efficient insulation

Having the right insulation can make a huge difference to the amount of energy your home needs to stay at a comfortable temperature, and will also help to reduce your carbon footprint.

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