Derbyshire spends £100k to retrofit 1950’s homes: £100,000 of funding from the local authority has been used to retrofit seventy-year-old homes in Derbyshire with energy efficient upgrades.

11 ‘non-traditional’ homes have been transformed by Derbyshire Dales District Council to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and save on energy bills.

Energy costs have been reduced in the region of 40% to 50% by cladding works and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 30 tonnes per property over 20 years.

Rob Cogings, Director of Housing said: “This important work takes the thermal insulation from the standards of 1950s to that of a new home built today.

“The finished properties do look like new homes and help to improve the look and feel of the area as well as improving the energy efficiency of the homes. This helps residents, many of whom are elderly, and the planet.”

Proposals are bing worked on by the District Council to deliver the second phase of improvements later in the year.

Derbyshire spends £100k to retrofit 1950’s homes

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