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Insulation News: NIA welcomes Scottish Governments £50m Home Energy Efficiency Funding

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the news that the Scottish Government will be providing almost £50 million of funding to help make homes cheaper to heat.



The Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) will provide funding to all Scottish local authorities to help fuel poor household’s heat their homes more cost effectively.

The investment will be used for the installation of energy efficiency measures such as solid wall, cavity and loft insulation, which can help householders, make huge savings on energy bills and make their homes more environmentally friendly.

Wilson Shaw, Chair of the NIA Scotland, commented: "As Chair of the National Insulation Association's Scottish Forum, I would once again congratulate the Scottish Government on their forward thinking commitment to the installation of Insulation. I hope that this investment will soon result in the much needed activity on the ground in order to safe guard jobs in what is a very challenging year for insulation companies."

An astounding 60% of heat can be lost through uninsulated walls and roofs but with the right measures put in place, householders in Scotland could be making huge savings on their fuel bills. The Energy Saving Trust reports that by simply installing cavity wall and loft insulation savings of up to £320* per year can be made. The savings are even greater for insulating solid walls and lofts up to £655** per year.

To find a local NIA member, householders should visit the NIA website www.nia-uk.org or call 08451 636363.

* Based on adding cavity wall insulation (CWI) (saving around £140 per year) and loft insulation (LI) of 270mm (saving around £180 per year). Savings based on an uninsulated three bed semi-detached gas heated house. Figures from the Energy Saving Trust.


** Estimated savings if an uninsulated home installed Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) (saving of around £475) and Loft Insulation (LI) (saving around £180) to the recommended depth of 270mm - based on a three bed gas heated semi-detached house. Figures from the Energy Saving Trust.

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