January 26, 2015


Graham Conde of Boltons Lane, Woking has been awarded over £3,700 towards making his 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 Woking Borough Council, Streets Ahead provides grant funding for Surrey’s residents who live in properties which are not suitable for cavity wall insulation.


Following a Green Deal Assessment of the home, arranged by Action Surrey, Mr Conde was provided with recommendations of how to improve his home’s energy efficiency. He was delighted that he could save over £400 per year on his energy bills by installing solid wall insulation. Plus with the financial assistance from streets ahead he contributed less than half of the cost towards the installation.

With the support of Streets Ahead arranging his preferred installer to provide a suitable quote he is now looking forward to a happy new year with the solid wall insulation reducing the level of heat being lost through his walls. He commented that “I’m very pleased with the work that has been completed. The workers are very good and very efficient – I have been very impressed by them. The Streets Ahead Grant has also helped me out enormously and without it I wouldn’t have even considered getting the insulation done. Hopefully I’ll notice the difference once the work has been completed and will make substantial energy savings, Particularly as I am also installing solar panels”.

Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking’s Portfolio Holder for Climate Change said, “I’m Delighted that one of Woking’s residents is among the first to take up this offer, helping to keep their home warm, improve it’s energy efficiency, while also reducing their phone bills. I hope that many more residents will follow their lead. There are still over 475 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.”

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 for more information.