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Insulate Magazine Issue 12 - November 2017

The 1st Birthday issue of Insulate magazine titled "Round 12 with Recticel" features an exclusive interview with Recticel's commercial Director Kevin Bohea. If that wasn't enough we have a great exclusive inside the BBA, featuring an interview with BBA Chef Executive Richard Beale.

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The only independent insulation industry trade magazine insulate columnist The Importance of Insulation in Reducing Fuel Bills Neil Marshall, Chief Executive, National Insulation Association (NIA) Responding to the news of the proposed energy price cap the National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising that there is still more that can be done to reduce fuel bills and help the most vulnerable households, especially those in fuel poverty. New analysis released by the Big Deal collective switching site, shows that customers on standard deals with the big six energy providers can pay as much as £225 more than their cheapest deal. It is estimated that there are 8m households on a standard variable tariff that have been with the big six for more than three years. The NIA says that whilst the price cap will help many people it is important to stress that energy efficiency upgrades to homes can also make a real difference. For example a study by UK Energy Research Council (UKERC) published this year highlighted that improved energy efficiency since 2004 means that the average dual fuel household bill was £490 lower in 2015 than it otherwise would have been but more still needs to be done. Therefore insulation has a key role to play in helping to reduce future energy costs and the NIA is keen to continue to raise awareness of the huge savings householders can make by simply improving their home insulation. In fact insulating solid walls can save as much as £455 per year. As well as the price cap the Government has recently launched its clean growth strategy that marks out investment in energy efficiency including insulation which will help; provide economic growth, reduce carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty, reduce energy bills and create jobs – The NIA welcome this move. 32 www.insulatenetwork.com

The only independent insulation industry trade magazine Insulation News Taking Winning To The Next Level Our first ever L3 Apprentice of the Year is Derrick Rodger! Del, who works for Actavo Ltd, was chosen from the five apprentices who were the first to complete the new qualification with TICA. “Del excelled throughout the apprenticeship,” explains Assessor Kevin Fleetham. “All the candidates really took to the new course and the challenges of the higher level qualification, but we chose Del due to his skills, knowledge and the high quality of his finished work.” TICA’s Marion Marsland said “It was a pleasure to present our first ever Level 3 Apprentice Award to Derek Rogers of Actavo. Our Level 3 certificate is focused on sheet metal fabrication, so it was fitting that the award was generously sponsored by SSAB” “SSAB/Aluzinc will continue to sponsor this award in the coming years” said Phil Lancaster of SSAB, “the skills training that TICA provide is so important for the industry, I was really impressed with the fabrication skills of students I met during a recent visit to TICA’s training facility in Darlington” We would like to thank SSAB for sponsoring this award. www.insulatenetwork.com 33