Success for our Teignbridge park home scheme at South West Energy Efficiency Awards
Success for our Teignbridge park home scheme at South West Energy Efficiency Awards Apr 03, 2019
Our innovative park
home insulation scheme in partnership with Teignbridge District Council won
South West Small Scale Project of the Year at the Regional Energy Efficiency
The Energy Efficiency Awards, which recognise excellence in
the energy efficiency sector, commended the scheme which was run in partnership
with Teignbridge District Council, EDF Energy, and SFP Contracts.
12 residents had external wall insulation (EWI) fitted to
their park homes in the scheme, many of whom would have otherwise been unable
to afford the measures without funding.
Park homes have thin walls and are extremely difficult to
heat in winter, but by installing EWI in this scheme, residents are now able to
stay much warmer in their homes whilst having their fuel bills significantly
The scheme was delivered through Teignbridge council's ECO
flexible eligibility criteria, along with a blend of funding from EDF Energy,
allowing more residents to qualify.
£9,500 of funding contributed to 12 park homes receiving
EWI, with accredited installers, SFP Contracts, carrying out the work in April
Current funding for energy saving measures in park homes is
sparse, however, this pilot scheme could be the blue print to inspire larger
schemes for vulnerable park home residents, who are often not connected to the
gas network and rely on expensive heating methods.
EWI is fixed to the outer walls of a property and protects
against heat loss by providing insulation, typically saving £425 per year on
energy bills when installed on detached housing
(Energy Saving Trust).
Teignbridge park home resident, Michael Basham, said:
“Before I applied for the scheme, the park home got cold very quickly due to
its construction of thin wood. I have lived in this home for six years with no
insulation, and I can definitely feel the benefits.”
Teignbridge District Council’s Interim Head of Service Delivery and
delighted to have been recognised with this award. The district has a high
proportion of park homes and those who were involved in the pilot project have
told us it’s made a huge difference to them and their homes are warmer than
“It’s had a
substantial impact on those who would not otherwise have been able to afford to
insulate their homes.”
CEO of YES Energy Solutions, said:
“We are thrilled
with this award and the scheme’s success in helping 12 vulnerable residents.
highlights the importance of partnerships in alleviating fuel poverty, and we
hope to work with Teignbridge District Council to develop similar schemes in
“By working in partnerships like this one, we are making use
of Halifax’s brightest and best to provide dedicated help to alleviate fuel
poverty throughout the country.”