External Wall Insulations for Council Houses

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WARMER HOMES that are easier to heat and more energy efficient are within reach for more people in Dundee thanks to the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland, the Neighbourhood Service Committee will hear on Monday (February 13).

More than £642,000 worth of work will see external wall insulation being installed in to both council and private properties in the Lawton Tenements.

Kevin Cordell Depute Convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee said: “The benefits of signing up for external wall insulation are so obvious and at no cost to the tenant or home owner, it’s a real no brainer.

“Six MSPs from the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee recently visited Dundee to view some of the great work we have already completed in order to reduce fuel poverty.”

“It is my firm commitment that the council will continue to do all it can to make sure that the people of Dundee have energy efficient homes they can afford to heat.”

Gillian Martin MSP, Member of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, said: “I recently visited Dundee and was able to see the external wall insulation project up close and spend time with residents who have benefitted from warmer homes and greatly reduced fuel bills.

“What Dundee Council has done is a major step in combating fuel poverty and I am delighted to hear that they aim to do even more with this new investment.”

This particular project comprises of 92 properties with a client contribution for 47 tenanted properties.

The project, if approved, will receive funding from Dundee City Council, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) AND Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland – Area Based Schemes (HEEPS – ABS) funding.

SSE are managing the work on behalf of the council and Robertsons will carry out the work, which is due to be completed by May 2017.

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