LEAP Solid Wall Insulation

Funded through Energy Action Scotland Consumer Redress Warmer Homes Fund in 2015-16 LEAP supported accomplishment of External Wall Insulation (EWI) for residents in or vulnerable to fuel poverty living in hard to treat solid wall homes.

This external wall insulation can reduce heating bills by up to 33% making homes feel more comfortable and, as energy prices continue to rise, could prevent even higher bills in future.  The work can also improve the appearance and energy rating of the property.

It can cost around £9,000 to carry out external wall insulation on a whole house.  In this programme the external wall insulation was offered free of charge to eligible householders and subject to survey and funding availability. Many householders also made voluntary contribution to the cost which enabled us to accomplish insulation and energy saving measures in more local homes.

LEAP External Wall Insulation Project Bridge of Weir – BEFORE
LEAP External Wall Insulation Project Bridge of Weir – AFTER

We were oversubscribed for the scheme and external wall insulation was completed on 14 homes in Bridge of Weir and Lochwinnoch, benefitting 29 householders. If you’d like to be considered for similar future works please click here to contact us.

LEAP worked jointly with Renfrewshire Council to accomplish a successful pilot free solid wall insulation project in 2014 carrying out external wall insulation to 7 hard to treat local homes in Lochwinnoch (the PA12 postcode area project)

External Wall Insulation (EWI)

We are all aware of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured in the catastrophe.

Understandably the tragedy has raised concerns over the fire safety of external cladding of buildings. Investigations are ongoing into the source and means of spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower, and the full results may not be known for some time yet.

The materials and systems used in the External Wall Insulation (EWI) on local homes carried out through LEAP supported schemes is very different to the cladding material and systems used at Grenfell Tower. All LEAP supported External Wall Insulation (EWI) schemes comply with Scottish Building regulations and materials used are designed to be fire retardant.

As further information becomes available following the results of the London fire investigation we will update as appropriate. If you have specific questions or want to discuss in more detail please contact us. Furthermore, if anyone would like to receive a free Home Fire Safety Visit from The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) during which firefighters share advice to help recognise risks, have smoke alarms checked and find out what to do in the event of a fire, please contact us.