Lincoln landlords get free insulation

Adrian Duffield with son Luke of Duffield Joinery getting ready to carry out the loft insulation for a landlord of Lighthouse Property Services

A Lincoln-based property management firm is helping its landlords get free loft insulation to be more energy efficient and save on bills.

Lighthouse Property Services, based on Carholme Road, has so far seen 40 of its managed properties upgraded.

The work was carried out by North Hykeham family-run Parr Energy Solutions using government funds that reimburse the business for each loft it insulates.

The cost of loft insulating depends on the property, but an average three-bedroom house insulation would cost a homeowner or landlord around £350 if paying in full.

Simon Sewell, Lettings Director at Lighthouse, said: “As well as ensuring the property is more energy efficient and keeping the tenants toasty, there are also financial benefits to improving insulation.

“Ensuring you have good insulation will help the property retain heat and keep your bills down as you won’t have to spend so much on gas and electric.”

Karen Parr from Parr Energy Solutions, which is working with Duffield Joinery Services to carry out the work, said: “The money is part of a government pot of cash being made available so all to landlords, tenants and homeowners – not just the elderly or people on fixed incomes – can benefit.

“It runs until December 2012 and the only exclusions are very large properties such as five bedroom farmhouses.

“We carry out the work and then claim the cost back from the government,” she explained.

Homeowners can also take advantage of the scheme provided they don’t live in a property that is too large.

Source: Shooting Star