We provide a free Energy Advice service to the communities of Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Howwood, Bridge of Weir, Houston, Brookfield and Crosslee. We help local residents save energy and money through free impartial advice on insulation, draught proofing, heating, renewable energy generation, grants and subsidies.
Our LEAP Home Energy Checks and advice have already saved over 600 local households up to 13% on their utility bills through simple inexpensive actions.
Our FREE LEAP Home Energy Check takes place in your home, takes just an hour of your time and we’ll write your own tailored Home Action Plan including advice on changes you can make and any grants or entitlements you may be missing out on. Click here to book your free LEAP Home Energy Check
Our Carclub Coordinator and talented film-maker Mike Callaghan has produced a series of short 5 minute films giving an idea of the work we do and benefit to our community.
LEAP Free Solid Wall Insulation projects
LEAP together with Renfrewshire Council and Everwarm accomplished a successful pilot free solid wall insulation project carrying out external wall insulation to 7 hard to treat local homes in Lochwinnoch (the PA12 postcode area project) in 2014. Building on this success LEAP secured funding from Energy Action Scotland through the Consumer Redress Warmer Homes Fund to accomplish more external wall insulation for vulnerable and fuel poor residents living in hard to treat solid wall homes. We’ve been oversubscribed for this scheme and works are underway in Lochwinnoch and Bridge of Weir. If you’d like to be considered for similar future works please click here to contact us.
LEAP Make It Happen – Handyperson
Our LEAP Make It Happen programme has been recognised as a cover story by Energy Action Scotland in their quarterly Energy Review magazine.
Funded by Energy Action Scotland Fuel Poverty Alleviation Fund LEAP have successfully improved the comfort and fuel efficiency of local fuel poor rural residents’ homes.
Our LEAP handypersons carry out small energy efficiency measures following LEAP advice. These actions are accomplished for free for vulnerable residents unable financially or physically to undertake DIY tasks. Residents keep warmer and save money in the long-term. For those able to pay we have the same service at a cost and for DIY enthusiasts we also have a local LEAP Eco-shop. All proceeds are used to fund further free measures in vulnerable residents’ homes, as such ‘Make It Happen’ is designed to make beneficial long-term changes and become self-sustaining in the future. We have assisted 30 local residents through ‘Make It Happen’ to date including draught proofing, secondary glazing, loft hatch insulation, cylinder jackets and chimney balloons. Do you or anyone you know need our help? Click here to contact us.
What other people in our community say!
Barbara Brown who manages the Lochwinnoch Online website blogged her way through the process of getting LEAP advice and support around cavity wall insulation. Click here to see the archive blog post by Barbara.
Recently LEAP have had more enquiries about solar panels (PV). People, especially when they receive cold calls, can be unsure what to do or whether the information they are being given is true and unbiased. We have created a guide to help you, whether you are not sure where to start with solar panels or just want another perspective on it.
We provide local businesses, charities, social enterprises, health organisations and many more with commercial energy supply services to help them manage gas and electricity costs, save money and we reinvest back into our community and environmental work. To find out more about our commercial switch service and save money on gas and electricity bills click here