Redditch Borough Council has selected YES Energy Solutions to deliver its latest home insulation programme.
Scheme In Detail
With a commitment to improving living standards and reducing fuel poverty, Redditch Borough Council has launched a new scheme to give over 100 Council properties an extensive energy saving makeover.
YES Energy Solutions was appointed as the project manager in June 2016 and has since initiated an external wall insulation programme that will improve the look and feel of a cluster of timber framed homes in the Redditch area of Worcestershire.
All of the properties have solid walls which provides very little resistance to escaping heat. This is having a direct impact on residents who are spending disproportionate amounts of their income on their fuel bills, trying to keep warm.
External wall insulation will help trap heat inside, enabling residents to save energy and turn their heating off sooner. It will also help transform the appearance of the properties, giving homes a fresh new look.
As project managers, YES Energy Solutions are coordinating the customer engagement campaign, carrying out energy saving assessments and managing an industry approved contractor to deliver the insulation work.
Installations will start in July and continue throughout the summer. Soon all the residents will be able to benefit from warmer and more energy efficient homes in time for the winter months.
YES Energy Solutions is also providing ECO funding for the project via one of our Energy Company partners. ECO is a Government programme which obligates major utilities to fund energy saving measures.
The funding will help reduce the cost of the insulation improvements and widen the scope of the scheme. Redditch Borough Council is also contributing towards the work via its own Housing Capital revenue.
Support for Private Homeowners
Through our ECO funding arrangements we are able to support a number of private homes as part of the Redditch EWI scheme.
Private owned properties in the same vicinity of the Council homes will be contacted and given the opportunity to take part in the retrofit. In many cases our funding can cover up to 80% of the cost of the work (subject to survey).
Barry Ashford's Story
“I’ve lived at my property for over 40 years with my wife, and we have always suffered when the cold bitter weather comes round.
At 84 years of age, I can remember layering up in jumpers and my dressing gown just to keep warm. “The installation has made a great difference to how warm our home stays, and now I can get out of bed in a morning and be comfortable coming downstairs in just my PJ’s.
“The house between mine and my neighbour’s didn’t have the
installation done and you can tell a mile off. The properties that have had it
really stand out as you’re coming down the street.
“Before, I’d keep the heating on halfway for the majority of
the day, but I’m not able to switch it on for an hour and feel the benefits for
the rest of the day, so it’s certainly reduced my fuel bills.
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