Northern Ireland Energy and Fuel Suppliers Price Increases

The companies that supply most of Northern Ireland’s fuel and power eg  www.firmusenergy.co.uk  www.powerni.co.uk  www.airtricitygasni.com have hit the headlines several times this winter with eye-watering increases 20%... 30%...  with the potential of more to come.

Heating prices to rise before Winter!

It looks like heating bills could rise 20%+ before Winter 2021. This rise plus the situation where more people are working from home could see some people shocked by the size of their heating bill.

Sagging cavity wall insulation

White polystyrene bead can drop or sag over time. This type of insulation was popular in the 1980s and early 90s. Also, any works on the house, including window replacement or moving sockets can cause displacement.

Affordable Warmth Scheme Grant

The Affordable Warmth Scheme is the Department for Communities’ new Scheme for addressing fuel poverty in the Private Sector.  It is being delivered across Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department by the Housing Executive and the local Councils. 

Cold Stores

This month Thermal Surveys was pleased to assist Gourmet Island with the assessment of their building. Thermal Imaging was used to ensure energy is not being wasted and minimum temperatures are being maintained.

Thermal Surveys Helps the National Trust

Thermal Surveys were happy to assist the National Trust with thermal imaging services at the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre and the Causeway Hotel this month…

Heat Loss with Suspended Floors

Some older houses with suspended floors have little or no insulation beneath the floor boards. This can lead to significant heat loss on all sides of the room, not just exterior walls. This image shows a chilly 3c draught below the skirting board.

Condensation and Humidity

Humidity issues are a growing problem for houses in Northern Ireland. Even in modern homes, where better insulation and air-tight doors & windows are great… but if this is not met with correct ventilation, higher humidity will lead to condensation and mould, not to mention the respiratory and health issues.

Case Study

A year ago Thermal Surveys NI conducted a Heat Loss Survey for…

Snagging help for developers

Over the last 2 years Thermal Surveys NI has worked with some…