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We Can All Do Our Bit to Hit EU Targets, Says Total-Home

The clock is ticking closer towards the European Union’s target of achieving 20% energy efficiency by 2020, and it’s looking increasing unlikely that this figure is going to be met.

By the EU’s own recent calculations, this would require a drop in consumption of 368 million tons of oil equivalent (mtoe), while current estimates place this reduction at 164 mtoe by 2020 – a fall of just 9%.

However, many of the new measures brought in by the European Commission to combat this focus on businesses and the public sector. At Total-Home, we believe that there is also a great deal that individuals can do to help the environment and save money.

One thing we can all do that goes a long way towards saving energy is to install energy efficient windows. Having the right windows in your home will reduce your carbon footprint and bring down your energy bills, while also making your home quieter and more secure. There are a large number of products on the market, and that’s why when shopping around it’s important to make sure that your windows are supplied and installed by someone with the right certification.

Total Home ensures that all of its windows are rated by the BFRC, the UK's national system for rating Energy Efficient Windows. We are also registered with FENSA, the governing body for home improvements, guaranteeing that any windows you get installed will meet current building regulations and legislation.

These marks of quality ensure that customers get what they paid for – in Total Home’s case, this means stylish, energy efficient products brought together from market leading components and installed by expert craftsman.

“We fully back the drive to achieve a 20% fall in energy consumption by 2020,” says Total Home Managing Director Peter Graves.

“It’s not an unachievable goal, but it’s going to take a huge effort from everybody across the EU, not just big businesses and the public sector.

“We all know that energy savings windows can make a big difference. Together with other improvements, such as extra insulation, households all over the UK can help reduce their energy usage all while saving money.”


The European Commission's proposal follows calls for action by the European Council on February 4, and the Energy Council on June 10 and the European Parliament to reduce the EU's anticipated energy consumption by 20% before 2020. The latest estimates show that the EU is still far from achieving this goal, leading to the drafting of the new Energy Efficiency Plan.

Total Homes have been manufacturing and supplying top of the range home improvement products, including conservatories and double glazing, to customers in Norwich and Norfolkfor over 15 years. With its new design and installation service the company’s expert craftsmen are now able to bring their work directly to the customer.

About Total Home:

Home improvement specialist dealing with Norfolk conservatories, replacement windows, doors, guttering, carports and double glazing windows in Norfolk.

Total Home A trading division of Ultraroof UK Ltd,

23 Meteor Close,

Hurricane Way,

Airport Industrial Estate,

Norwich NR6 6HQ

Tel:01603 411722

Fax: 01603 411733

Email: sales (@)