A young couple of First Avenue, West Molesey have been awarded over £4,600 towards making their home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project. Funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and supported by Elmbridge Borough Council, Streets Ahead provides grant funding for Surrey’s residents who live in properties which are not suitable for cavity wall insulation.

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Following a Green Deal Assessment of the home which provided recommendations of how to improve their homes energy efficiency they were delighted that they could save up to £180 per year on their energy bills by installing solid wall insulation. Plus with the financial assistance from Streets Ahead the couple only needed to contribute £150 towards the works so they will reap the rewards almost immediately.

With the support of Streets Ahead arranging a variety of competitive quotes from Green Deal Approved contractors they have selected their preferred installer and are now looking forward to a snug Christmas with the solid wall insulation reducing the level of heat being lost through their walls. The family have commented “the Streets Ahead team couldn’t have made the whole process simpler, from the initial Green Deal assessment, through getting quotes and offering helpful advice when selecting an installer. I’m so pleased the scheme was available where I live and I am looking forward to a cosier and more energy efficient home.”

Councillor James Browne, Elmbridge Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing said: “I’m delighted that one of Elmbridge’s residents is among the first to take up this offer, helping keep their home warm this winter and for many winters to come. I hope that many more residents will follow their lead. There are still over 600 grants of £3,500 available, plus additional grants through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) for Surrey’s residents to assist them in the installation of solid wall insulation.”

There are still over 600 grants of £3,500 available, plus additional grants through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) for Surrey’s residents to assist them in installing solid wall insulation. Neither of these grants are means or age tested, and are purely based on the construction of your home and are on the basis that 50% of the walls which are suitable for solid wall insulation are insulated.

Find out more. Contact Streets Ahead today, call 0333 014 3620 or click here.