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Cornwall Council offers free loft and cavity wall insulation to all householders

Householders in Cornwall are being encouraged to act quickly to take advantage of a Cornwall Council backed free loft and cavity wall insulation scheme before funding runs out later this year.

Cornwall Council has previously provided funding for free insulation to householders over the age of 70 or in receipt of qualifying benefits.   For a limited time Cornwall Council is extending its free insulation offer to all homeowners and private tenants in Cornwall.

The offer is subject to availability and has been launched at a time when the current system of grant funded insulation offers is coming to an end.

The Council will deliver this scheme through a partnership with Community Energy Plus. The free insulation offer is subject to the completion of a free, no obligation insulation survey and to qualify for free loft insulation properties must have less than 60mm of existing insulation already in place.

Around a third of all the heat that escapes from an un-insulated home is lost through the walls and a quarter is lost through the roof.  For the one in four households in Cornwall currently in fuel poverty, which is defined as spending more than 10 per cent of their income on heating, the potential savings of having insulation installed offer a strong incentive to take up the offer.

For more details, see Community Energy Plus website.


July 2012

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