October 9, 2015


Graham Dawson of Shackleford Road, Woking has been awarded £5,000.00 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.

Jemma Barrett with Cllr Beryl Hunwicks
Mr Dawson’s Partner, Jemma Barrett [left] with Cllr Beryl Hunwicks
Following a Green Deal Assessment of the home, arranged by Action Surrey, Mr Dawson was provided with recommendations of how to improve his homes’ energy efficiency. He was delighted that he could save over£200 per year on his energy bills by installing solid wall insulation. Plus the financial assistance from Streets Ahead covered almost all of the cost, meaning that he only had to contribute few hundred pounds towards the cost of the install.

With the support of Streets Ahead arranging his preferred installer to provide a suitable quote, Mr Dawson is now looking forward to the solid wall insulation reducing the level of heat being lost through his walls , as well as preventing issues of condensation. He commented “I’m more than happy with the outcome – it looks great. I would definitely recommend it [the insulation] as it’s already made an impact on the cold within rooms”.

Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking’s Portfolio Holder for Climate Change said, “I’m delighted that Mr Dawson has taken up this offer, helping him to keep his home warm, improve it’s energy efficiency , while also reducing his fuel bills. I hope that many more residents will follow his lead. There are still over 200 grants of £5,000.00 available for Woking 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.