Keep Herefordshire Warm on hand to provide insulation funding advice

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Keep Herefordshire Warm is a partnership between Herefordshire Council and Marches Energy Agency

Herefordshire households are being encouraged to access funding for loft or cavity wall insulation before new rules change who will qualify for grants. Herefordshire Council’s energy advice service, Keep Herefordshire Warm, can help.

This summer, householders who require insulation could qualify for a grant towards the cost of works. There is no need to be in receipt of benefits or on a low income. In future, scheme changes mean that only low income households will qualify for grants.   

Davina Allen from Keep Herefordshire Warm said:

“Many residents are experiencing a double whammy of cold homes and high bills due to poorly insulated walls and lofts. Rather than heat the street, contact Keep Herefordshire Warm today to access grants to help get your home up to standard. There is no income or benefits criteria, but this will soon change, so residents need to act fast!”

Summer is an ideal time to undertake energy efficiency improvements and get ready for winter. Households without adequate loft and cavity wall insulation are likely to be overspending by £275 per year.

Grants are available for cavity wall insulation and loft insulation. The recommended level of loft insulation in homes is 270mm (about 10 inches). Homes with less than 100mm (4 inches) of insulation in their loft can access grants to top-up insulation to the recommended level.

Keep Herefordshire Warm advisors can offer advice and refer households to accredited installers who can complete the works. They are particularly keen to hear from residents who may have moved into new homes with poor insulation or those who have lived in the same property for a long period, where it is likely that insulation standards are not up to current standards.

For more information and to register for funding, contact the Keep Herefordshire Warm team for free on 0800 677 1432.

There is more advice about winter health, warmth and safety on the Herefordshire Council website.

Published: 22nd June 2018