Many Britons may be losing out on the opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their homes – subsequently reducing their fuel bills – by not insulating their lofts.
New figures from the government show the number of attics treated with green materials is set to fall by 93 per cent, reported the Guardian.
This is despite it being regarded by some as the most cost-effective way to slash energy invoices and improve efficiency.
According to the newspaper, UK homes tend to be “old and leaky” compared to their international counterparts – a problem that could be solved with the introduction of insulation.
However, data revealed by Building magazine shows it is an option many are currently missing out on, just months before the government’s Green Deal kicks in.
Gordon Miller, co-founder and sustainability and communications director at Sustain Worldwide, this week said the Green Deal will be a vital step for the UK if it is to meet its eco targets.
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