Insulating your home is usually the most cost effective way to keep warm, cut your heating bills and reduce your carbon footprint .What's more there are often government grants available which will contribute towards the cost.

While cavity wall and loft insulation can represent a significant financial outlay, there are other cheaper, common sense things that we all can do to improve the insulation of our homes.  Heavy curtains, drawn at night, and draft excluders can reduce the the heat lost to your house considerably.