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Grinshill Flats Transformed Through Fusion 21 Framework

By: Rachael Doyle   •   March 29, 2016

A regeneration project in Wellington, Shropshire has recently seen 60 flats transformed within the local community with the installation of External Wall Insulation (EWI).

Wetherby’s External Wall Insulation system was chosen by Wrekin Housing Trust (WHT), through procurement specialist Fusion21’s ‘Supply of Retrofit and Associated Products’ framework. The project aimed at seeing residents benefit from improved energy efficiency within their homes as well as making an aesthetic difference to the community.

About a third of UK homes have solid walls, according to the National Insulation Association and it estimates that around 45% of heat from these
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NIA demands urgent action on fuel poverty

By: Rachael Doyle   •   March 23, 2016

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has called for urgent action including a cross-party debate to be taken following last night’s Panorama Report ‘Too Poor to Stay Warm’, and a new report by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) which shows a collapse in support for energy efficiency under the current Government / Parliament.

The Panorama Report revealed that: – There are still more than 5m people in fuel poverty (20% of the population) despite a commitment from Parliament in 2000 to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016. – Government is only requiring energy companies to make 1m homes warmer
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The Scottish Government has today announced £14m for an interest free new loans scheme for energy efficiency measures including internal and external wall insulation.

For the first time Housing Associations will be able to apply for loans from the government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) Loan Scheme.

Until now, the scheme has been open only to owner-occupiers and private landlords. The cash will help meet the cost of installing energy efficiency measures, like internal or external wall insulation or hard to treat cavity walls.

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said:

“For the first time the HEEPS loans scheme will be
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