Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Insulation statistics for British homes revealed

The DECC has just released updated quarterly figures for the levels of insulation jobs carried out in British homes.

Whilst most of the figures are up by comparison with last year, they're all down compared with the previous 3 months.

Here's a quick recap:

Cavity wall insulations decreased from 170,000 to 92,000 compared with the last quarter - a fall of 46%, but were similar to numbers installed the same time last year.

Professionally installed loft insulations fell by 45% in the last quarter, from 251,000 to 137,000, but were still up by 21% compared with the same time last year.

DIY loft insulations halved from 83,000 to 40,000 in the last quarter but were still 13% higher than last years comparative figure.

Solid wall insulations were the only one higher than the previous quarter's figures - 2,000 were carried out - a 56% rise on the previous quarter, but 25% lower than last year's comparative figure.

The DECC points out that, taking into account other schemes and new build properties built during the last quarter, there were 210,000 more homes with at least 125mm of loft insulation and 130,000 more homes with cavity wall insulation, at the beginning of July 2011 compared with April 2011.

You can read the full report, and others by visiting the DECC website - click here.

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photo credit: paul albertella

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