Aberdeenshire residents can apply for free loft and cavity wall insulation as part of the Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) which is being funded to the sum of £900,000 by the Scottish Government and Save Energy Reduce Fuel (SCARF).
This multi agency scheme will provide the insulation to residents who want to reduce energy consumption by making their homes more efficient. The loft and cavity wall insulation will reduce heat loss and reduce energy consumption. The UHIS is not means tested which means that any homeowners in Aberdeenshire can apply to the scheme regardless of income.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 28 March 2013 and is strictly on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, this is an opportunity too good to miss so you will need to apply quickly to ensure that you are able to get the free insulation.
Karen Clark, Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Social Work & Housing Committee said
This is a great scheme which will be of real benefit to many households who are faced with rising energy costs.
Providing better insulation within homes will help reduce energy consumption, and that is a very good thing. I’d encourage anyone who is looking for better insulation to apply to this scheme.
SCARF Chief Executive Billy Sloan added
The Universal Home Insulation Scheme will give households the chance to install better insulation for free. With the recent rise in fuel prices, it is great that Aberdeenshire Council is offering free insulation to help reduce bills. I’d urge people to make the most of this offer while it is available.
To apply for your free loft and cavity wall insulation you need to contact SCARF on 0844 8460551 or 01224 213005
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