29 May 2012 (archived)
Cocoon, run by the United Sustainable Energy Agency, is now able to offer free loft and cavity wall insulation to householders across England.
Householders should take advantage of the free insulation while they can, before the government funding which makes this offer possible is withdrawn. This is expected to happen in the autumn of 2012.
Living in a well insulated home can help protect you from the dangers of living in cold housing. According to a report commissioned by Friends of the Earth, cold temperatures are strongly related to cardio-vascular and respiratory diseases. The report also found that living in a cold house increases the levels of colds and flu, as well as making conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism worse.
Cavity wall and loft insulation will help to keep your heat where you want it – inside. Take advantage of having your property insulated for free before the next cold spell and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of a warmer, healthier home.
All homeowners and private tenants are eligible regardless of their age or whether or not they are on benefits. If your house is larger than average for the number of bedrooms, or if you require extras such as scaffolding or core vents then you may be asked to pay a charge. Also, if you already have a certain level of loft insulation you may be charged to top it up. However, you will not have to pay anything until you have agreed to it, after having a free, no obligation survey.
If you are not sure whether you have cavity wall insulation; or you’re not sure whether your loft insulation is up to the recommended level, just contact Cocoon to arrange a free, no obligation survey.
For more information, or to arrange your free, no obligation survey, visit our website at www.cocoonyourhome.co.uk or call us on 0800 80 48 777
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