On these pages we’ve put together a list of our favourite energy saving hints and tips, as well as advice on how to deal with damp and condensation.
For more in-depth information and advice we recommend the resources prepared by the Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Energy Saving Trust. Check out their useful home energy check to find out how you can achieve lower energy bills and a warmer home. It provides a simple report with details of cost-effective improvement measures recommended for your home, based on the information you give.
Before you begin any DIY job it’s a good idea to talk it through with a professional. Many home improvement and hardware stores have staff that are happy to provide advice.
If you’re planning your own improvements and you’d like to find a local tradesperson that’s been checked by Checkatrade and East Sussex Trading Standards, look out for the ‘East Sussex Trading Standards Approved’ logo for peace of mind.
We have also put together a guide to help you through the process of energy efficient home improvements.
If you’re not so confident about making your own improvements, our Winter Home Check service offers eligible households a free home assessment visit. We offer free energy advice and free small home improvements to make your home warmer and more energy efficient. Check to see if you could get a free Warm Home Check.
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Reduce the condensation in your home
Basic DIY home improvements for the less confident
Home improvement suggestions for DIY enthusiasts
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