Green Deal improvements could also protect homes from fire, according to stone wool insulation systems and solutions supplier Rockwool.
The company says more needs to be done to educate consumers about the added benefits of retrofitting their homes.
A YouTube video developed by Rockwool as part of its ‘Does it burn’ series, sees £500 cash (representing the energy bill saving householders could make through insulating their homes*) being placed into a mini-house made of Rockwool, and blasted with a flame thrower.
The £500 is then shown being extracted from the box, undamaged. It has developed the video with the aim of educating consumers about the multiple roles that insulation can play beyond carbon and energy bill savings.
Rockwool UK Corporate Affairs Director, Paula Bateman states: “If home owners are installing insulation as part of the Green Deal, they should look at the other benefits they can achieve. Insulation can play a vital role in providing fire protection within buildings.
“We hope the ‘Does it burn’ video gets people thinking about how the Green Deal can help protect them from fire risk, as well as high energy bills,”
*Savings based on Energy Saving Trust figures for the installation of external solid wall insulation in a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms.
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