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Tamworth thermal insulation scheme extended

A scheme to provide thermal insulation devices to residents of Tamworth has been extended until February 2012 as a result of its popularity.

So far, lagging worth more than £560,000 has been installed in domiciles throughout the region since the project was initially launched in June 2011.

A total of 1,526 home improvement projects have taken place as a direct result of this policy, cutting the region's carbon footprint by 36,364 tonnes.

Every constituent of Tamworth Borough Council, from tenants to homeowners, can have loft and cavity wall insulation fitted in their dwelling for free.

They do not have to be recipients of benefits and the initiative will apply regardless of income or age.

However, dwellings requiring solid wall insulation and other houses constructed in a non-standard manner are not eligible under the scheme.

"Installing energy efficiency measures is an effective way of reducing heating bills, as well as being good for the environment," cabinet member for quality of life for the local authority councillor Mary Oates declared.

Similar thermal insulation initiatives are taking place throughout the UK, such as the Winter Warmer project in Hampshire.

Posted by Helen Hughes