More than 1,000 home insulation measures worth around £273,000
have been installed in privately owned and rented homes in
Peterborough over the past 19 months thanks to the Peterborough
Home Insulation Scheme (PHIS), run by Peterborough City
With more than £100,000 still available in the current year,
there is still time for residents with a total gross household
income of less than £25,000 to apply for free loft and cavity wall
insulation improvements, subject to a survey.
Peterborough City Council is working in partnership with Aran
Services to provide loft and cavity wall insulation to privately
owned and rented properties across the city. The scheme saw 823
homes improved in 2009/10 at a cost of £230,000 and 193 homes
improved in the first seven months of 2010/11 at a cost of
The Peterborough scheme is being run in conjunction with the
Eastern Carbon Reduction Initiative (Eastern CRI), which is about
to reach its 3,000th private householder in just over one year. The
project installs cavity wall and loft insulation for householders
across the East of England taking advantage of the grants available
for each specific council area.
It uses authorised installers who all work to the same standards
of delivery and cost ensuring that a consistent installation
service is achieved. A private household can have cavity wall or
loft insulation installed for as little as £169. Householders over
the age of 70 or those who qualify as a priority group may even
have the installation carried out without charge.
In Peterborough, subject to a survey and dependant on current
levels of insulation, households with a gross income of less than
£25,000 may qualify for free loft and cavity wall insulation to
meet current standards.
In addition, the Eastern CRI partnership of local authorities
can provide details of local grants that may be available for
householders in addition to national grants.
Project director Bruce Pittingale said: “Eastern CRI is
expanding its product range to include solid wall insulation and a
raft of renewable technologies such as photovoltaic to provide
information that can take homes towards a low carbon lifestyle
For further information about the Peterborough scheme and a free
quotation contact Aran Services on 0800 5877795 quoting the “PHIS
scheme for Peterborough”. For more information about Eastern CRI
visit: www.easterncri.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
0800 232 1677.
The Eastern Carbon Reduction Initiative is a
public/private partnership providing a single money-saving package
of home insulation services to homeowners and private tenants
throughout the East of England. Eastern CRI is a service of CAN
East whose members represent 47 local authorities in the East of
England. An independent steering group has helped form this service
with support from private energy suppliers, National Insulation
Association, East of England Development Agency, National Energy
Action and local authorities.