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CHANGE Call the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Energy Efficiency NEED MORE? For practical tips and to make a pledge visit our website Advice Centre on 0800 512 012 or you can email us: 0800 512 012 0800 512 012 www.everybodys-talking.org email@example.com For general information on insulation products and a list of approved Grants for Insulation manufacturers you can contact the National Insulation Association on October - November 2007 01525 383313 or visit www.nationalinsulationassociation.org.uk Free and discounted loft and cavity wall insulation Loft Insulation - can save up to £110 on annual heating bills! (~£30 for top-up only) All companies listed over the page will insulate privately The recommended thickness for loft insulation is 250mm (10”). owned/rented houses (landlord’s permission required). But only a Existing insulation should be topped up to this amount. A layer will few companies may be able to insulate council or housing association need to be laid over the joists in your loft space. properties (these are Hillserve, Westville, Energy Advice UK and Works will usually be carried out using glass or mineral fibre Scottish Power). insulation products but more environmentally friendly loft products such as sheep's wool are available on request at extra cost from All prices are quoted as a guide for a typical 3 bed semi- Heat Project (call 0800 512 012 for info). detached house. The actual cost of work depends on the size and All loft insulation materials are treated with fire-retardant type of your property. Funding for these schemes is constantly changing and guide prices are updated regularly. For an up to date list please call us on 0800 512 012. Loft insulation can be a D.I.Y. job too! It may work out cheaper for you to do your own loft insulation especially if you have some up there already. All companies listed will do a free survey for you. You’ll receive a quote, after which there’s no obligation to proceed. Unfortunately you cannot get a grant for DIY work but look out for half price offers in places like B&Q For loft insulation, more funding is available to households with no existing insulation (i.e. virgin loft). Guide Cavity Wall Insulation – can save approximately £90 on annual prices quoted for loft insulation are for virgin lofts. heating bills! Most houses built after 1930 will have cavity walls. New build houses will already be insulated. Please call 0800 512 012 for All companies listed will insulate your home for free if advice on wall types including insulating solid walls. you are on qualifying benefits. The qualifying benefits are: The most common material used is rock or mineral wool. The (other conditions may apply) material is broken down and blown into the cavity using a specialist machine. Foam or polystyrene beads can also be used, often in • Council tax benefit • State pension credit unusually large/small cavities. • Housing benefit • Attendance allowance All cavity insulation materials are resistant to water penetration and • Income support • Disability living allowance won’t transmit water across the cavity or absorb it from below the • Child tax credit • Disablement pension damp course. • Working tax credit • War disablement pension Work is guaranteed for 25years by the Cavity Insulation Guarantee • Income based job seekers Agency (call 01525 853300 or visit www.ciga.co.uk for more allowance information) Company Telephone Loft Cavity Absolute 0800 652 3777 £269 £269 The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Energy Efficiency Advice Centre provide a referral service for the following companies. Affordable Energy 0800 096 6356 £229 £229 Call 0800 512 012 we’ll pass on your request for a survey. Energy Advice UK 0800 023 1383 £149 £149 For Millfold you can specify an appointment date 2 weeks in advance. Energy Support 0800 389 3238 £139 £139 Heatsavers 0800 585 437 £139 £139 Company Loft Cavity Heat Project Top-up £189 Pre1976 £139 Hillserve 0800 622 415 £249 £249 Homes with electric or coal heating Virgin £FREE Post1976 £225 Keep Warm 0800 612 9553 £149 £149 Heat Project Pre1976 £255 £199 Homes with gas or oil heating Post1976 £289 KHI 0800 731 1881 £149 £149 Miller Pattison £199 £199 Mark 0800 616 302 £199 £189 Snug-as-a-Bug £269 £269 Tameside Insulation 0800 093 0998 £385 £385 Millfold £249 £249 Westville 0800 454 419 £125 £195 British Gas 0845 971 7731 £274 £250 British Gas (Customers) 0845 971 7731 £249 £225 INSULATION IS FREE IF YOU ARE ON EDF (Customers only) 0800 096 9966 £255 £255 QUALIFYING BENEFITS! If you’re on a benefit you can call any of the npower 0800 022 220 £365 £419 companies on this list. They will check your entitlement during the free survey. npower (Customers) 0800 022 220 £150 £150 Or you can apply for a Warm Front grant where Powergen 0800 479 0162 £230 £275 you can get up to £2700 for both heating and Powergen (Customers) 0800 479 0162 £200 £230 insulation measures. Call 0800 316 2814 Scottish Power 0845 601 7836 £199 £199 (Customers or not) Southern Electric, Scottish 0845 777 6633 - £311 Hydro, Atlantic, SWALEC All companies listed here are members of the National Insulation Southern Electric, Scottish £35- Association (NIA) and so subscribe to a code of practice regarding Hydro, Atlantic, SWALEC 0845 777 6633 £190 £210 workmanship and customer care. Call NIA on 01525 383313 (Customers) This list is only a guide. We cannot recommend one company over another. There may be other companies offering similar services that we don’t know about.