Having moved from a modern, well insulated flat and into a 4 bedroomed mid-20th Century house, they were fully aware of the increase in energy consumption and subsequent heating bills that they should expect.
After reading about the Insulate Hampshire scheme earlier this year, they were the first to sign up in the Hart area and received their installation just a few weeks later at the end of August.
When asked about the service provided, Sarah stated that “the contractor came and worked incredibly hard for three hours. He was very neat and tidy and even insulated the tank we have in the loft, the pipes and lay a board so we were able to access them. We couldn’t be more pleased with this service that cost us just £99”.
Hampshire County Council and 11 Local Councils across Hampshire are working in partnership and with funding from ScottishPower are bringing householders Insulate Hampshire. The scheme allows Hampshire residents to access affordable and in some circumstances free cavity wall and or loft insulation to help reduce energy bills, and reduce the County’s carbon footprint.
Matthew stated “seeing that the Insulate Hampshire scheme was a Council initiative reassured us straight away. Since we’ve had the loft done, we have told all of our friends, family and trade people working on the house, and can highly recommend it”.
Leader of Hart District Council, Councillor Ken Crookes stated that, “following discussions with Hampshire County Council through the Hampshire Senate, we are all very pleased to have joined together to provide residents with a Council backed scheme that they can be assured in and trust.” He continued “following a number of climate change initiatives in the past, insulating homes has been identified as one of the most cost effective ways and the Insulate Hampshire scheme is an affordable way to do it.”
photo -Councillor Crooks with Mr and Mrs Cork in their newly insulated loft.