Insulation scheme extended

Angus Council is to extended the scheme which offers households free insulation to keep their homes warm this winter.

The first phase of the project started two months ago, and now the second phase starting soon will see homes in Carnoustie, Monifieth and the landward areas offered the scheme.

The Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) was launched by the council following a successful bid for £510,000 of Scottish Government funding.

UHIS is a part of the Scottish Government’s energy efficiency action plan, which aims to reduce Scotland’s energy use by 12 per cent by 2020.

It is targeting homeowners as well as those in private rented accommodation.

The council is working with energy efficiency charity SCARF (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) and contractor SIG to deliver the home insulation programme.

All households included in the project will initially receive a letter to explain the proposals in detail.

The letter will contain an offer for one of SCARF’s energy advisors to perform a home energy check.

The assessors from SCARF are qualified to provide free, impartial advice and give information on all aspects of energy efficiency.

There will be no cold calling, and contact will be made only via a letter from SCARF and then a survey from SIG.

These are the only two organisations that the council are currently endorsing to carry out loft and cavity wall insulation on its behalf.

Direct mailing to all relevant households will start within the next two weeks.

For more information please contact SCARF on 01224 213005.