rural heating

Confusion over government energy policy risks impacting rural housing market

Confusion over the government’s plans to transition rural properties to greener heating systems, combined with rising mortgage costs, risks putting off potential homebuyers, according to a registration body for off-grid heating technicians. Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs at OFTEC, explains:  There are an estimated 4 million properties across the UK that are not connected […]

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Decarbonising heat in off-grid areas may need “a step-by-step approach”

Hosted by Installer, panellists who took part in the webinar Decarbonising Heat in Rural areas off the gas grid, examined the challenges of decarbonising heating in the countryside. Due to the difficulties and costs of insulating the types of buildings that often exist in rural Britain, panellists – Steve Keeton from Vaillant Group, Sophia Haywood […]

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Time for open debate on off grid heat decarbonisation, says OFTEC

Any consultation arising from the government’s long anticipated Heat in Buildings strategy must allow a genuine discussion on all the options to decarbonise rural homes, otherwise thousands of households could suffer severe financial consequences, warns OFTEC. Up until now, government has given out mixed messages on its approach to cutting emissions from off grid heat, […]

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