Existing housing needs to be retrofitted and made more energy efficient to meet carbon emissions targets.
Cladding could help to create more eco friendly homes and reduce the cost of energy bills.
Existing housing stock needs to be retrofitted and made more energy efficient to meet carbon emissions targets, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
The federation advocates cladding and other insulation forms to help create more green homes and reduce energy costs.
Brian Berry, director of external affairs at the FMB, said: "The main benefit for householders will be to cut their energy bills."
He added: "In terms of retrofits, the issue is not so much about cladding, as about solid wall insulation, either on the outside of the property or on the inside."
The Government needs to provide incentives for expensive energy saving improvements to homes as part of the planned Green Deal, he said.
A recent report by British Gas revealed that insulation and other green measures can save homeowners £322 per year in gas bills.
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