Opportunity for free insulation

Homeowners in Aberdeenshire have been given the chance to insulate their homes for free this winter.

Residents in Aberdeenshire can get loft and cavity wall insulation installed for free by applying for the Scottish Government’s Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS).

The multi-agency scheme will provide free loft and cavity wall insulation to residents who want to make their homes more energy efficient and reduce energy consumption.

The initiative is being delivered by Aberdeenshire Council in conjunction with SCARF (Save Energy and Reduce Fuel) and the Scottish Government.

Loft insulation and cavity wall insulation will help householders improve energy efficiency within their homes. UHIS is a free service and is not means-tested, meaning all homeowners can apply.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 28 February, and the free loft and cavity wall insulation will be awarded on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Social Work and Housing Committee, Cllr Karen Clark, said: “This is a great scheme which will be of real benefit to many households who are faced with rising energy costs.

“Providing better insulation within homes will help reduce energy consumption, and that is a very good thing. I’d encourage anyone who is looking for better insulation to apply to this scheme.”

SCARF Chief Executive Billy Sloan added: “The Universal Home Insulation Scheme will give households the chance to install better insulation for free.

“With the recent rise in fuel prices, it is great that Aberdeenshire Council is offering free insulation to help reduce bills. I’d urge people to make the most of this offer while it is available.”

To apply for free insulation contact SCARF on 0844 8460551 or 01224 213005. For more information contact Elaine Murray on 01467 628458 or: elaine.m.murray@aberdeenshire.gov.uk