SHIREBROOK and Bolsover residents are urged to snap up free and discounted energy measures before the offers run out at the end of the year.
Households that are in receipt of certain benefits or tax credits, and have solid walls, may be entitled to have their home externally insulated free of charge – which could save up to £8,000 for a typical three-bed semi-detached property.
The External Wall Insulation (EWI) grants will be subject to the household being in receipt of certain benefits and a satisfactory survey being carried out.
Bolsover District Council’s cabinet member for the environment, Coun Dennis Kelly, said: “There are a variety of companies offering these measures and we want as many people to take advantage of them as possible. By insulating your homes you could save hundreds of pounds each year and help reduce CO2 emissions.”
All solid wall properties (walls with no cavity space) are eligible for a discount to the cost of the work and in some cases it could cover the entire cost.
For more information on these benefits and other energy efficiency measures contact the council on 01246 242281.