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    May 10, 2024

    What is a Thermal Break?

    A thermal break is an insulating material inserted between two structural elements to prevent or minimise heat transfer into or out of a building. A cavity lintel that is thermally broken is a perfect example of a thermal break in...

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  • WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | WORKER INSTALLING CAVITY WALL INSULATION
    December 7, 2022

    What is Earthwool Insulation?

    Insulation has never been so important. As Energy Bills continue to rise and Winter in the UK finally arrives, you may be considering different insulation materials to install quickly into your Buildings Fabric, maximising your Building's Thermal Performance. Installing Loft...

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  • WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | MAN WITH HEAD IN FRIDGE FREEZER TRYING TO COOL OFF IN THE SUMMER
    July 19, 2022

    How Does Insulation Keep Heat Out?

    Loft Insulation in your Home will provide Year-Round Comfort for Occupants.


    Keeping Heat in During the Winter and Heat Out during the Summer, Loft Insulation is a Quick and Cost Efficient Solution to reducing the Energy your Home uses and Helping the Fight against Climate Change.

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  • WADE BUILDING SUPPLIERS | THERMAL VISION AID SHOWING COLD SPOTS IN A ROOM
    May 18, 2022

    Spotlight on YBS Easi Close

    The Five Stages of Fitting a Cavity Closer

    Measure the Windows or Doors Opening.

    Cut Profile to your required length.

    Measure your Cavity Opening.

    Cut insulation to correct width using the pre-cut groove. Do not cut the Outer Shell.

    Press the insulation side into the Opening, fixing the plastic flange using Clout, Nails or Grab Adhesive.

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  • WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE COLOR CODED ILLUSTRATION FROM A - G WITH ECO HOME IN IMAGE
    January 26, 2022

    Your Energy Performance Certificate Explained

    Why are Energy Performance Certificates Required?

    Your Property's energy performance certificate will provide Potential Buyers and Tennants with an overview of the Property's energy efficiency.

    Not only will the Energy Performance Certificate provide the current Energy Efficiency rating, but it will also provide Information and Advice on how to Improve Energy Efficiency.

    The Accredited energy assessor will access the Performance of the Building itself, also known as the fabric and its services, heating controls, insulation, ventilation and fuels.

    WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE ILLUSTRATION

    Do all Properties need Energy Performance Certificates? 

    There are some exceptions for a Mandatory Energy Efficiency rating. Always check with an accredited domestic energy assessor or the Government Website as this Information may Change.

    • Protected Buildings within Specific Designated Environmental impact
    • Historical Building where Modernisation would impact Heritage
    • Temporary Buildings
    • Residential Building used for Less than Four Months per Year
    • Stand Alone Building with less the 50m2 Floor area
    • Buildings Suitable for Demolition
    • Holiday Lets which meet Conditions defined by HMRC

     

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  • WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | BOY SITTING BY WINDOW IN WINTER TO DEMONSTRATE CAVITY CLOSER USE
    December 8, 2021

    What is a Cavity Closer and Why Do We Need Them?

    A cavity closer is a small, but essential part of the overall energy-saving strategy of any new or refurbishment project. Cavity closers will reduce opportunities for cold bridging where heat may escape around a window or door frame and control...

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