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WarmWall keeps homes snug – and saves energy costs!


An energy-efficient wall system with nine different ‘layers’ is keeping homes warm this winter – and reducing energy costs at the same time! Welsh Oak Frame’s patent-pending WarmWall system is a highly efficient, super-insulated alternative to the Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) that are ... Continue reading →

The hidden dangers of Christmas lights


It might be the season to be jolly, but that shouldn’t be at the expense of being safe, especially around all those festive electricals! As the decs are dusted down and the Christmas lights untangled in homes across the country, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has some simple t... Continue reading →

Green Deal energy scheme is back on the table


A government scheme designed to improve energy efficiency in homes has been relaunched, four months after it closed unexpectedly due to demand. An extra £30m to help bill payers fund measures such as home insulation and double-glazing was yesterday made available under the latest phase of the Green... Continue reading →

Keep warm and carry on this winter


The recent revelation that nine out of 10 Brits plan to ration energy this winter in order to afford their gas and electricity bills got the Socket Store team thinking. Four years ago, we brought you our top 10 tips for reducing energy bills – advice which still stands today. But, always keen to p... Continue reading →

The future is renewable for energy secretary Davey


The prospects for renewable energy in the UK have never been better, energy secretary Ed Davey has told a conference of workers in the wind and marine renewables industries. According to the secretary for energy and climate change, the government is putting into place the most ‘robust and stable... Continue reading →

Energy worries fuel a return to rationing


Nearly nine out of 10 Brits will be rationing energy this winter in an attempt to keep their energy bills as low as possible. Worries about the high cost of gas and electricity bills are fuelling the move, with bill payers preparing to leave rooms unheated and switch on the heating for fewer hours t... Continue reading →

Homes heated by poo power!


‘Gas’ bills are taking on a whole new meaning in Birmingham, where homes are being heated by poo power! In a UK first, water company Severn Trent Water has injected the largest quantity of green gas produced from processed poo into gas pipes serving residential areas. Under the innovative treatm... Continue reading →