Low-cost home insulation scheme for Chesterfield residents
21st October 2011
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With the cold weather about to snap...  Chesterfield residents are being urged to take advantage of free or reduced priced insulation as part of a new initiative.

People are being encouraged to apply for cavity wall and loft insulation in order to help save energy and cut fuel bills, following on from the launch of the North Derbyshire Warm Zone.


North East Derbyshire District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council and the North Derbyshire Home Improvement Agency have teamed up with Warm Zone community interest company (cic) to launch the initiative which aims to help all households reduce their fuel bills, and particularly those in fuel poverty.


Private homeowners, tenants and landlords can contact the Warm Zone team now on 0800 033 7871 to arrange an initial assessment.


Residents may be entitled to free Insulation if they are over 70 years of age or are claiming one of the following benefits:

  • Housing Benefit 
  • Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit (with an income of less than £16,190 per year) 
  • Working Tax Credit (with an income of less than £16,190 per year) 
  • Income Support 
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance 
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Council Tax Benefit 
  • A range of disability-related benefits

All other households will be eligible for cavity wall and loft insulation from as little as £99, dependant upon the size and age of the property.


John Morehen, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the North Derbyshire Home Improvement Agency, said: "This initiative is designed to help residents across the two areas access free or reduced-price insulation which will make their homes more energy efficient for the future.  Importantly, by better insulating their homes, the average household could save around £160 year on their fuel bill, at a time when many residents are seeing increased pressure on their household budgets."


Chesterfield Borough Council and Rykneld Homes tenants are reminded they need not apply to the scheme, as insulation is provided by their landlord.

[Source: North East Derbyshire Council]

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