Free home insulation offer is extended

March 25, 2015

TAMWORTH residents are being given more time to get their lofts and cavity walls insulated completely free of charge – after the offer was extended until June.

Homeowners or people renting their homes from a private landlord are eligible for free loft and cavity wall insulation, as long as the house is in the Tamworth Borough Council area.

The offer was due to close at the end of this month – but now has been extended until June 30.

The offer is open to owner-occupiers and private rented tenants, regardless of age or income. The only stipulation is that a free no obligation property survey is carried out. Unfortunately, the offer is not available to tenants of Tamworth Borough Council properties.

The free insulation measures – which can help residents stay warmer at home in the winter and cooler in the summer, while keeping fuel bills down – are being made available through Tamworth Borough Council’s Home Energy Advice Tamworth (HEAT) scheme.

HEAT has teamed up with experienced installer Insuheat Ltd to deliver the free loft and cavity wall insulation, which is funded through the Government-backed Energy Company Obligation scheme.

Anyone living in Tamworth who would like free loft and cavity wall insulation should call HEAT on 0800 043 2815 or text 07922 651982 for a call-back. Work must be booked with the insulation contractor by June 30, although the work can be carried out after this date.

HEAT can also offer help and advice on all aspects of energy efficiency and other grant funding which may be available to help with heating costs.

A similar scheme launched in June 2011 saw hundreds of householders across the borough get their homes insulated for free.

Loft insulation could save a household £150 a year on fuel bills, and the installation of cavity wall insulation could save £145.

Cllr Michelle Thurgood, Cabinet member for Housing & Waste Management, said: “This is a great offer which will benefit thousands of households in Tamworth. Installing energy efficiency measures is an effective way of reducing heating bills, as well as being good for the environment.

“I would encourage all residents – whether they own their own homes or rent them from private landlords – to make sure that they do not miss out on this offer and have insulation fitted before the scheme comes to an end.”