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£1.6m insulation project progressing well

Work to install insulation at more than 100 homes in Watford has gotten underway this month.

The £1.6 million project is part of a joint operation run by Watford Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council, Watford Community Housing Trust and National Energy Action.

Dorothy Thornhill, the town's elected mayor, told the Watford Observer that work is progressing well with some homes already finished and around 40 per cent nearing completion.

"Delighted residents are already benefiting from increased comfort levels and lower heating bills plus a very smart new external finish to their homes," she added.

Resident Joy Smith said the scheme is "going to be brilliant" because the houses get cold easily and energy bills are currently high.

Last month, the National Insulation Association (NIA) urged all homeowners without insulation to start looking to install it now rather than wait until the colder months come.

It is estimated that insulation can save homeowners between £320 and £800 a year on their energy bills.

Posted by Helen Hughes