It’s all go on a programme of works for two families in Ocean Housing homes, as the scaffolding goes up in Foxhole and St Stephens. After installing new heating systems in over 2,000 of our homes over the last 18 years, we are now looking at how we can go one step further with our traditional ‘Cornish unit’ built properties.
Always looking at ways of improving the energy efficiency of our properties, Ocean Housing recently received Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Warm Homes Funding, to support us deliver our energy efficiency works, which will target properties that are difficult to heat.
We plan to insulate and renew the roofs & mansards, install external wall insulation to the ground floor elevations and upgrade the heating systems to 128 of their homes. No mean feat in the two year window we have set ourselves. Working closely with our customers, we hope to cause minimal disruption and ensure no-one need move out during the works.
Steven and Rachel Townsend, who live in one of Ocean Housing’s larger homes in Foxhole with their six children, will benefit from this work and said
“We are very excited to be involved with the project and had no hesitation in saying yes when Ocean asked us”. Works have already started in their home and should be completed by the end of April. “We are looking forward to a warmer home and more economical bills”.
Stephen Channing, Ocean Housing’s Project Manager stated that
“Once completed, the difference these works will provide in terms of heating customers homes, the potential reduction in fuel bills and the external appearance of their home, will be very noticeable straight away”.
At present we plan to complete the programme of 128 homes over the next two years, but hope to expand the programme further in the future, if funding becomes available.
Being proud of the work we are doing to improve our customers’ homes, Ocean Housing will be sending out regular updates on the project via our social media channels, so follow us to track its progress.