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Insulate your home for free now before funds run out!

The Warm and Well scheme, which has been providing Gloucestershire residents with grants to insulate their homes since 2001, will no longer be funded after September. As a result, Cotswold District Council is urging eligible residents to take advantage of the scheme as soon as possible.

This open offer applies to any home where the loft or wall cavities are not yet insulated or where refurbishment of the insulation has not been carried out for some time. Currently the scheme is offering free loft and cavity wall insulation for all private homeowners and privately renting tenants, subject to a survey and available funding. There are also very attractive grants on offer for solid wall insulation – and some residents may even get the job done for free.

The Energy Saving Trust estimates that households will make a yearly saving of around £175 after loft insulation is installed and up to £135 after cavity wall insulation is installed. The grants currently available can go all the way up to a maximum of £14,995.

Cllr Carole Topple, the CDC Cabinet Lead for Housing and Communities, commented: “After the Warm and Well scheme funding ends in September, residents face the prospect of paying for all of the home insulation work they may have in mind. It is important for them to act very soon if they want to save a considerable amount of money – both for installation work and also in future years when they will be able to reduce their energy bills.”

Warm and Well
Cotswold District Council’s qualifying criteria for the scheme are as follows:
· Your residence must fall within a maximum square metreage for a property of its size - for both loft and cavity wall insulation
· The existing loft insulation depth should be under 60mm

If you are in receipt of certain benefits or over the age of 70 then you may be entitled to free insulation even if you have over 60mm of loft insulation or your property is over the maximum qualification size.

If you are over the age of 60, or have a child under the age of 16 years old living in the property, then you may be entitled to free loft insulation even if you have over 60mm of loft insulation.

Solid Wall Insulation
Grants for solid wall insulation are available, both internally and externally. All householders are eligible for at least a partial grant (typically 40%) and if they are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits it may be free. There may also be top-up loans available for the most vulnerable clients.

Rent Warm, Rent Well
If you are a landlord please enquire about the Rent Warm, Rent Well scheme.

More information
For more information on all these offers, or to arrange a free, no obligation survey, call the team today on 0800 500 3076 and ask about solid wall insulation. Alternatively, please text
WARM to 83010 or email warm&well@swea.co.uk

Posted : 05/07/2012 21:07:53

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