The Association has been working with its partners, Glasgow City Council and Home Energy Scotland over the last few years to deliver improvements to owner-occupiers living in unimproved cottage properties.
Glasgow City Council have secured the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme in Scotland (HEEPS) funding, which is targeted at non-traditional properties to make them more energy efficient. The City Council have appointed Everwarm as the contractor. Everwarm have commenced work in Cadder Road, Langa Street, Skirsa Street and Tresta Road to install an insulated render system.
The cost of the insulated render system is £1,050, which has been made possible through the Scottish Government’s HEEPS grant and City Council’s tendering arrangements for this project. The Association would encourage any eligible owner-occupiers who live in non-traditional properties in Cadder to participate in this project to improve their property and make their home more energy efficient. Owner-occupiers can express an interest by contacting Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 and they can also discuss payment options to spread the cost of this improvement work.
Kenny Mollins, Director said, ‘we are delighted this project has come to fruition and many owner-occupiers are having their property improved and will enjoy warm and comfortable living conditions at an affordable cost. Tenants and owner-occupiers have told us they seen reduced energy costs following the energy improvement project by British Gas in 2012 and we’re sure owners participating in this HEEPS project will see similar savings on their energy bills. We would like to thank Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government, Home Energy Scotland and Care & Repair Glasgow for their commitment and work to make this project possible for owner-occupiers in Cadder.
The Association is aware there are many owner-occupiers who live in traditional cottage properties and are ineligible for the Scottish Government’s HEEPS grant. Kenny Mollins said,’ we are working with the City Council, Home Energy Scotland and Everwarm to assess options e.g. cavity fill insulation for these owner-occupiers with the aim to improve the thermal efficiency of their home’.