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  1. Love It or List It: Analysed

    Love It or List It: Analysed

    To commemorate five years since Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It first debuted, we at Insulation Express have watched every single episode of the show, racking up a whopping 21 hours of TV time. In doing so, we can reveal a number of exciting insights about British homeowners.   Through this investigation, our research has uncovered the: Top...
  2. DIY Milestones: The Tasks You Should Master

    DIY Milestones: The Tasks You Should Master

    Younger generations are often criticised for not knowing the most basic DIY skills, but it’s not just millennials losing their DIY touch - it’s the whole of the UK. Last year, there were nearly 3 million Google searches regarding the most common DIY tasks - and that’s from Britain alone.  That’s why Insulation Express have collaborated with a DIY &...
  3. Are Your Construction Tools Affecting Your Hearing?

    Are Your Construction Tools Affecting Your Hearing?

    Did you know that 1 million people are exposed to hearing-damaging noise at work? If you work in construction, you’re most likely aware that the industry is a noisy business. But did you also know that the sector has the second highest rate of people developing occupational deafness? Unfortunately, when you lose your hearing, it’s irreversible and life-changing. With this...
  4. Can the UK's Construction Lessen Its Plastic Usage?

    Can the UK's Construction Lessen Its Plastic Usage?

    Every year the UK uses over 5 million tonnes of plastic - that’s about 15 times as heavy as the Empire State Building. But did you know the construction industry accounts for a quarter (23%) of the plastic consumed in the UK? The construction industry is still heavily reliant on plastic, for its cheapness, durability and water-resistance making it the...
  5. How Britain Could Benefit from Building Upwards

    How Britain Could Benefit from Building Upwards

    With the government’s recent revisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), it is now easier for homeowners and developers to create homes above existing residential and commercial properties. Since these revisions, rooftop home developers have received funding to generate much-needed affordable homes across the UK. Insulation Express have uncovered the benefits of building upwards, from saving the Green Belt...
  6. The UK’s Biggest Self Build Opportunities

    The UK’s Biggest Self Build Opportunities

    Thanks to TV programmes like Grand Designs, it’s no surprise that 1 in 7 Brits are currently in the research process of building their own home - dubbed as self-builders. In fact, this form of building development is on the rise with 13,000 custom and self-build homes being constructed in 2017. But, what does the growing interest in this project...
  7. Is Modular Housing the Answer to the UK Housing Crisis?

    Is Modular Housing the Answer to the UK Housing Crisis?

    The current housing shortage means that the UK needs to build 240,000-300,000 new homes annually until 2025. As the industry is only currently managing to build 190,000 houses per year because of the cost of building homes and declining number of skilled workers, modular homes could offer a solution. Modular homes are built in factories away from the site where...
  8. 28 Days of Mindfulness to Beat the Winter Blues

    28 Days of Mindfulness to Beat the Winter Blues

    There is a growing awareness around mental health and at this time of year, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can become a real problem, as can the less serious winter blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder is depression occurring at specific times of the year, usually Autumn and Winter although some can be effected during Spring and Summer. Luckily there are lots of...
  9. How To Build An Off-Grid Lifestyle In The Centre of the City

    How To Build An Off-Grid Lifestyle In The Centre of the City

    Living off-grid saves 90% of energy and water usage compared to normal homes 75,000 people are now living off-grid in the UK Going off-grid could save up to £990.80 a year in utilities alone   The Benefits of an Off-Grid Lifestyle More people are choosing this lifestyle than ever before. In the UK alone, it is thought that 75,000 people...
  10. Work Temperature Wars

    Work Temperature Wars

    Almost half of people have experienced tensions at work because of temperature London is the temperature war capital of the UK A quarter of women have taken time off work because of the temperature Temperature wars are costing the economy £13 billion a year Aircon formulas are sexist   In the UK the minimum temperature for the workplace is 16°C...

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