Free/Low Cost External Wall Insulation
Hillingdon is providing some homes in the Borough with external wall insulation. This is suitable for older properties, usually built before the 1930s, with solid walls which cannot benefit from cavity insulation. External wall insulation can cut heating costs by £490 a year. External wall insulation normally costs between £8,000 and £10,000, but in certain circumstances it is available free through a Council project funded by energy companies and central government. Residents who do not qualify for free installation will be asked to pay around £2,000.
Published in Environment on 09 November 2013.