Barnsley Council, in partnership with national insulation company Miller Pattison, has launched a pilot scheme in the Worsbrough area of the borough offering free underfloor insulation to help residents stay warmer in their homes.
Privately owned or rented properties with an accessible cellar are being targeted to receive free insulation, which will be suspended underneath the floorboards of the ground floor rooms.
Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Barnsley has a lot of terraced houses with low energy efficiency levels. While a new boiler or loft insulation can help, draughts from cellars are a problem in a lot of older houses. These drafts rising through floorboards can really make homes feel cold during the winter months.
“I would like to encourage residents who receive information about this new offer to get in touch with Miller Pattison”. The work isn’t disruptive and can be carried out quickly. Once completed it will deliver instant benefits, helping residents to reduce energy bills and keep homes warmer.”
Funding is available for a limited time on a first-come, first served basis. If the pilot scheme is successful, it will be rolled out to homes across the borough.
For more information on the scheme call the council’s Housing and Energy team on 01226 772798 or to apply call Miller Pattison directly on 01142 404 384.
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