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British Gas and Rooftop Housing begin work on £3.5 million scheme to improve homes in Worcestershire

Around 500 homes across Worcestershire will become warmer and more energy efficient thanks to a £3.5 million scheme delivered by British Gas and Rooftop Housing.

 

Work has begun to transform hundreds of homes in Evesham, Broadway, Badsey, Aston Sommerville, Pershore and Pinvin. Homes in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, are also included in the scheme.

 

The improvements mean residents will be able to heat their homes more efficiently and should also result in lower energy bills.

 

British Gas is undertaking the work as part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)*.

 

The scheme will take six months to complete and will see solid wall insulation added to the outside of homes.

 

This insulation will reduce the amount of heat escaping through walls, helping homes stay warmer over a longer period. The insulation will also transform the look of the buildings too, giving them a fresh appearance.

 

David Young, Managing Director of British Gas Energy Efficiency, said: “We’re really pleased to deliver this project in Worcestershire in partnership with Rooftop Housing. This scheme will transform residents’ homes, making them warmer and should result in lower energy bills for them as well.”

 

Chris Morris, Head of Asset Management at Rooftop Housing Group, added: “This innovative project will bring these homes into the 21st century, making them energy efficient and extending their life by up to 30 years. It will also make a huge difference to our residents and confirms our commitment to improving the quality of life of people and the communities in which they live.”

Notes to editors

About ECO:

 

*ECO places legal obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes.

 

This project has been secured through Surefire, a service which delivers energy saving schemes in homes and businesses to make them warmer, more efficient, cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly.

 

 It is compliant to Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) framework which includes ECO funding.

 

More information about Surefire can be found here: http://www.surefire.uk.com/

For more information contact:

Simon Feldman
Simon.Feldman@britishgas.co.uk

British Gas is Britain’s leading energy supplier, and serves around 11 million homes in Britain – nearly half the country’s homes – as well as providing energy to around half a million British businesses. British Gas provides value for money, dedicated customer service, innovative energy solutions and the highest quality Homes Services expertise in the country. Find out more at www.britishgas.co.uk.


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