This project focused on a block of 9 flats on St Colme's Close in Kirriemuir, Angus.
The properties required upgrades to improve heat loss efficiency, in order to improve the heat retention, whilst also lowering associated energy costs for the tenants.
The project was passed to Diversity Energy by canvassers in order to undertake the work.
Our highly experienced installation team, who are all NVQ Level 2 Insulation & Building Treatments qualified, completed the work.
Tasks involved the removal of skirting boards, and installation of boards using a dot and dab system. Once the boards were installed, the plasterboard was taped and new plaster was applied to the walls to seal them. Skirtings were then replaced to seal any remaining gaps.
All 9 flats had internal wall insulation installed, using British Gypsum insulation boards.
The two uppermost flats also received room in roof and loft insulation. The loft was insulated with Knauf Glass Mineral Wool, with the rolls of insulation being laid between the joists. The room in roof process used SWIP insulation boards.The installation of insulation within the properties aims to reduce heat loss between the walls and roof, thus it should save the tenants money on heating and also improve the quality of the living conditions within the flats.
The properties were upgrades as part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which was introduced by the UK government.
ECO requires the big six energy suppliers to help householders save on their energy bills and carbon emissions.
Under the scheme, energy efficiency upgrades do not implicate any cost on the landlord when tenants are in receipt of stipulated government financial support or state benefits, or are part of the Angus Flex Scheme.
Flexibility Eligibility was created to enable local authorities to make declarations determining that certain households that are not on affordable warmth qualifying benefits are still deserving of this support. This is on the basis that they are either in fuel poverty or are considered low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.
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