Paradigm Housing Group and Amazing Lofts have joined forces in a partnership where hundreds of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire homes will receive an energy efficiency rating boost with the installation of mineral wool insulation.
The partnership has been formed after a survey of UK homeowners by EDF Energy found almost one-quarter (24%) of homes have no insulation. In addition, 30% of homeowners confessed to not knowing what insulation looks like, with a third never venturing into their loft space through fear of falling, spiders and dirt.
Now, those in detached houses can expect to save £590 annually, while residents of semi-detached could save £335 on average, according to the Energy Savings Trust.
Neal Thorne, co-founder and director of Banbury-based Amazing Lofts, explained: “Many people are unaware of how much heat their property loses as a result of no loft insulation.
“Up to 25% of heat loss in a typical home comes from the roof and can consequently add hundreds of pounds onto a family’s annual heating bill. It’s vitally important insulation projects are completed professionally, which is why our partnership with Paradigm is great news for residents of properties our team will be working in.
“Our work typically takes less than one day for each home and will improve its energy efficiency rating, leave sufficient room for ventilation and increase storage space to avoid living spaces becoming cluttered.
“We’re really pleased to establish this relationship with Paradigm which is clearly committed to delivering the highest quality home standards for customers.”
Noel Brosnan, head of asset decarbonisation at Paradigm, added: “Paradigm has some extremely ambitious targets for sustainability and energy efficiency. Most of our homes have met the government recommended minimum EPC standard of band C. For homes below band C, we have identified some measures such as loft insulation as the fastest and most cost-effective way of raising energy efficiency and saving our customers money on their energy bills. It’s a no-brainer.
“We are proud to partner with Amazing Lofts by delivering this extensive insulated loft boarding project which will save residents hundreds of pounds annually.
“This latest investment will ensure our properties become more environmentally friendly while helping to keep heating costs down amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.”