New opportunity to apply for cavity wall insulation

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Aberdeenshire homeowners have another opportunity to apply for free loft and cavity wall insulation through the Scottish Government’s Universal Home Insulation Scheme by Thursday, March 28.

The scheme is being delivered by Aberdeenshire Council in conjunction with SCARF (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) and the Scottish Government for people who want to make their homes more energy efficient, reduce energy consumption and bills.

UHIS is a free service and is not means-tested, meaning all homeowners can apply.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Social Work and Housing Committee Councillor Karen Clark said: “With the wintry weather conditions continuing I am sure that the news the deadline for applications for the free insulation scheme has been extended to March 28 will get a warm welcome.

“Rising energy costs are a real problem for many people and anything that can mitigate this is positive news so please apply if you haven’t already done so. It is part of many activities the council undertakes to help people in fuel poverty.”

Chief Executive of SCARF Billy Sloan added: “As fuel prices go up it is great that we can offer free insulation alongside the council and help keep Aberdeenshire’s residents warm, with the added benefit of reducing CO2 emissions.”

To apply for free insulation contact SCARF on 0844 8460551/01224 213005 by Thursday, March 28 and applications will be dealt with on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

For more information contact Elaine Murray on 01467 628458 or at