Create a warm cosy home this autumn/winter

As we continue to move full steam ahead towards the winter months, in this week’s blog, we discuss how you can make your home cosy this winter and help to reduce your energy bills as energy company prices soar.

Whether you are looking for little wins or to make significant changes, this blog discusses a variety of options and potential financial support. Of course, any extension, renovation or new build that Arc Design services undertake will consider insulation as a critical design point.

Roof/Loft insulation 

A typical home can lose 25% of its heat through the roof alone. By installing loft insulation, it creates a barrier in the roof space and prevents heat from escaping helping to save up to £315 per year on bills alone. 


A small yet extremely effective change you can make to your home is draught-proofing. By blocking up any unwanted gaps in your home that let cold air in and warm air out, it will mean less energy is used to heat your home helping you to keep heat in and energy bills down. Examples include draught-proofing your doors and windows or open chimneys. 

Cavity wall insulation

Around a third of all heat is lost through the walls of our home. Insulating cavity walls will help to save this energy and in turn, cut your energy bills. Usually, homes built from 1990 have cavity wall insulation already within the home design however, if your home is older, it may have no wall insulation at all. Most cavity walls can be insulated by injecting insulation material into the cavity from the outside and this service is available from a wide range of professionals. It is estimated that the cost of installation will be covered within five years through the yearly energy savings you will make in return. 

The Green Deal

The green deal is a government scheme that helps you to make energy-saving improvements to your home and finds the best way to pay for them for example, if you cannot afford to make the changes immediately you may be able to get a loan that you can pay back over a set period of time. A green deal assessor will visit your home and produce an advice report which will suggest the best improvements that should be made to your home and the potential energy savings that could be made. Each report is valid for 10 years, therefore, allowing you plenty of time to make any changes that are recommended. 

At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you create a warm, cosy home this winter. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at or 0161 928 4433.  

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