An external wall insulation scheme in Ravenscraig, Kirkcaldy was visited this week by Margaret Burgess MSP, the Minister for Housing and Welfare, Judy Hamilton, Fife Council’s Executive Spokesperson for Housing and Building Services. Amongst others, they were joined by Chief Executive Teresa Bray and Nicola Mcleod from Changeworks, along with Regional Manager for Scotland, Lorraine Dunsire and Rab MacIver from Alumasc.
The event marks the start of the latest round of HEEPS:ABS projects which aim to make Scottish homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat by installing energy efficiency measures such as external wall, cavity and loft insulation.
Provisional HEEPS:ABS funding of £60million was announced in March. Since then, local authorities in South East Scotland have worked closely with Changeworks to submit detailed bids to the Scottish Government for their share of the money. Councils now know how much they have to spend and what they can spend it on.
The scheme features Alumasc’s Swisslab External Wall Insulation system, which was installed by registered contractor E C L Contracts. Swisslab is the market leading insulated render system for overcladding existing properties. It is a BBA approved, fully warranted system with an effective life in excess of 30 years. Swisslab external wall insulation is fully weather resistant whilst remaining vapour permeable and allows the fabric of the building to act as a heat store, increasing thermal efficiency.