There With You This Winter: New scheme for insulation improvements

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A new scheme has been launched to make energy-saving improvements in people’s homes.

The Green Homes Grant scheme is a UK-Government funded initiative, delivered by Warmworks on behalf of Uttlesford District Council.

The scheme is open to homeowners, private tenants and people in social rented accommodation, where the home has a low energy rating and a low annual income.

Householders can apply for improvements including insulation measures and renewable heating technologies including air source, ground source, and hybrid heat pumps.

Warmworks will arrange a survey and agree the work that will be carried out.

An accredited and registered sub-contractor team will then complete the installation, before an independent inspection assesses the work.

Where required, Warmworks will then arrange for a full annual service to be completed 12 months later.

Cllr Louise Pepper

Cllr Louise Pepper - Credit: submitted

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Cllr Louise Pepper, Uttlesford District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment and Green issues, said: “As we move into winter we depend on our heating systems more.

"The Green Homes Grant scheme offers vital improvements that could see many people across Uttlesford who are on a low income and finding it hard to heat their home benefit from measures that could see them being warmer, reduce their bills, and decrease their home’s impact on the environment.

“I’d encourage residents to check if they are eligible to receive help.”

Ross Armstrong of Warmworks

Ross Armstrong of Warmworks - Credit: Warmworks

Ross Armstrong, Warmworks managing director, said: “On the back of the COP26 conference in Glasgow, I’m delighted that Warmworks is working in partnership with Uttlesford District Council to deliver the Green Homes Grant scheme.

“Not only do the funded energy efficiency measures that the scheme provides give local people an opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions and support the transition to net zero, but as the colder weather hits, one of the most important benefits we can offer through the scheme is to help people feel warmer, healthier and happier in their homes during these winter months.”

The application form is online at https://surveys.est.org.uk/s/GreenHomesGrantSchemeLAD/

Warmworks is a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks.

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