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Garston homes to become more energy efficient as Watford Community Housing Trust agrees insulation deal
More than 100 homes in Garston are due to be insulated as part of new Government-funded eco-initiative.
Watford Community Housing Trust announced it has agreed a deal with the Cosyseal Group to undertake the work on 118 homes in Boundary Way.
The homes will be fitted with external wall insulation and brick cladding in a bid to make them more energy efficient.
The money for the scheme is coming from the Government’s Energy Companies Obligation programme to fund energy efficiency improvements.
Tina Barnard, Chief Executive of Watford Community Housing Trust, said: "This is a real win-win-win situation - this work will not only reduce energy bills for our tenants, but it will be good for the environment and create local jobs too. We can’t wait to get started."
The trust said after Boundary Way it plans to roll the scheme out to other properties in the town and said it expects the programme to create 80 jobs.
Jamie Scott Robson, who is Cosyseal Group’s National Business Development Manager and the Project Manager for the Eco Homes scheme, added: "ECO has enabled us to transform whole housing estates, with the flexibility it provides in terms of funding for social housing and private homes.
"We are extremely happy to work with Watford Community Housing Trust and hope that every household in these areas will benefit from the partnership."
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