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How Do I Save Money on Energy Bills?

In the current climate, it is important that people know how to save money on energy bills. Even without the recent upsurge in energy bill pricing, knowing how to save money is important. 

The truth is, energy bills can often be brought under control by implementing a few basic measures. This is what we are going to discuss in the following article. 

Whilst some of the things we talk about in the following article are easy to implement, and are inexpensive, some require an investment. However, even the features which require investment are likely to pay dividends in a number of ways. 

Continue below for our definitive guide on reducing your overall energy consumption and expenditure. 

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Planning Permission for Rooflights: Is It Needed?

Over our years of trade, we have often been asked whether planning permission for rooflights is necessary. We understand this position, as making alterations to your property and not being compliant with regulations can be a headache. 

The truth is, the answer largely depends on your specific circumstances. Installing a rooflight, however, is not as complicated as many think. 

In the following article, we at Lonsdale Metal want to delve into the topic of planning permission. We are going to outline what it is, why it is necessary and, moreover, whether it is required for a rooflight installation. 

We hope by offering this definitive guide, homeowners will have greater confidence in making renovations whilst staying compliant with regulatory requirements.

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Heat Loss in a House: Overview & Prevention

If you are a property owner, heat loss in a house can be really distressing. Not only does it mean that your property is colder than it should be, but it also means a portion of your energy bill, which is already costly, is lost. 

Especially in the current climate, with the rising increase in energy prices, it is hugely beneficial to explore ways to reduce heat loss in homes.

Whilst some degree of heat loss in the home is inevitable, there are certain properties that lose a startling amount of heat. Moreover, this can often be mitigated with some simple fixes and a bit of knowledge. Whilst some heat loss prevention measures are expensive, others are cheap and relatively easy to implement. 

Today, we at Lonsdale Metal are offering effective solutions for tackling heat loss in a house. We want to give you a complete overview of where most heat loss occurs. Subsequently, you will have the knowledge to prevent it at the source. 

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What is the Difference Between Rooflights and Skylights?

What is the difference between rooflights and skylights? This is a question we commonly receive due to the surface-level similarities between the two. However, they’re actually quite different in their own rights. In this article, we will discuss why rooflights and skylights are different, the different types of rooflights, and the properties of each. 

Both rooflights and skylights offer a series of beneficial properties that will enhance the presence of light in your house, boost your well-being, and help you to save money on energy costs. But what is the difference between them?

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Various Rooflight Sizes and how to Choose Between Them

When deciding to install a rooflight, it is important to consider various rooflight sizes and how they may benefit or be a detriment to your room. Installing a rooflight that is too big can make your room far too bright and may be too heavy for your ceiling, whereas a rooflight that is too small may be essentially pointless. 

In this article, we’ll discuss different rooflight sizes, the benefit of opting for a bespoke rooflight, and the rooflight types you could choose from.

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What Does ‘Thermally Broken’ Mean?

The inclusion of thermally broken construction components in your home is a great way to ensure optimal insulation efficiency. Without measures in place to retain the internal temperatures of your building, low outdoor temperatures will make it feel colder, less comfortable, and harder to heat up. 

In this article, we discuss how using a thermal break in your doors, windows, and rooflights is essential to maintain indoor temperature regulation. We will also cover how a thermal break works, why household insulation is important, and why it is vital to have sufficient ventilation to couple with your thermally broken structures. 

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The Benefits of Skylights: How They Support The Environment

The benefits of skylights are plentiful. The often overlooked aspects of skylights are how they can vastly improve the eco-efficiency of your home and tackle bigger environmental issues. You may be wondering how such a small product can inspire such a large change. The truth is that skylights have a wealth of benefits for you as a property owner. 

Today we are unpacking the benefits of a skylight installation, taking a closer look at how these systems can minimise your property’s carbon footprint.

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What to Look for in a Rooflight Supplier

We understand it can be challenging to confidently choose a rooflight supplier, especially when there is so much at stake. Unfortunately, the construction industry harbours many opportunistic and fraudulent roof light manufacturers that operate under false pretences. So, it is vital to be educated on what to look for in a rooflight supplier to avoid this eventuality. In this article, we will discuss a few of the ways you can distinguish genuine rooflight manufacturers from scam artists to save you money and time. We will cover the qualities and accreditations a rooflight supplier should have and the importance of reviews, as well as various international quality systems that verify a product. 

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