Free home insulation scheme now available in Bainsford

by Rebecca Garrett

An £800k scheme offering free insulation to homeowners in the Falkirk area has been extended to Bainsford residents.

The offer is available to those who have bought their council house under ‘right to buy’ legislation - private owner occupiers in the town were targeted last year for the scheme.

Allocated on a first come, first served basis, the offer, which is not means tested (operated by Home Energy Scotland) is available to anyone living in these areas in a suitable private property that doesn’t currently have adequate standards of insulation.

The savings could be big – up to £155 on energy bills as well as costs of fitting loft insulation of between £100-£350 and cavity wall insulation costing between £150 to £350, depending on the property size.

Councillor Jim Blackwood, Convener of Housing and Social Care said: “This is a completely free offer that can offer benefits for many years to come.

“The process is straightforward, installation only takes a maximum of a few hours and the work is to a high standard from an approved contractor.

“There’s also an opportunity to receive a free home energy check from trained advisors who can suggest ways for you to improve your energy efficiency and help save you money.”

The council embarked on a programme of upgraded insulation last year targeting the areas in highest fuel poverty/carbon emissions and it is expected that other areas will be rolled out next year subject to Scottish Government funding.

Councillor Blackwood added: “We already have our own ongoing scheme with council tenants but this offer allows private householders to benefit as well.”

For more information on how you can sign up for the scheme, contact the Home Energy Scotland Hotline on 0800 512 012.

You can also visit here for more information.


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