External wall insulation scheme
Between 2014 and 2016, we worked in partnership with Plymouth City Council, British Gas and local installers to help 700 private properties in Plymouth receive grants towards installing external solid wall insulation.
Watch our video about external wall insulation: find out how it renews the look of a home, keeps you warmer and stops you wasting money and heat through your walls. Hear from Plymouth residents; see what their houses looked like before and after.
One local resident who’s benefited from solid external wall insulation is Teresa. Her daughter has long-term health issues and every year she suffers from cold-related illnesses, including poor circulation. She had external wall insulation added to her Whitleigh home in February 2015 and is full of praise:
“For the first time in years my daughter and I haven’t had colds, we’ve been able to turn the heating down and switch off our small heaters. Before we got the insulation I was constantly painting over black mould and now we don’t have any damp or mould issues, even when it rains! Our home is quieter and we’ve noticed a good improvement on our bills; rather than dreading the winter now I’m excited about really feeling the benefits. It’s quite remarkable and I can’t thank everyone enough; it really is life-saving.”