Thrift Energy is proud to be the installation partner for the largest single external wall insulation programme under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2, coupled with the topping up of loft insulation and upgrading ventilation for the properties involved.

Between August 2023 and March 2025, we will be installing external wall insulation at 733 Lincolnshire Housing Partnership (LHP) properties at the Reedmere estate in Immingham and the Willows estate in Grimsby. Working in partnership with E.ON, Thrift Energy teams will be responsible for scheduling the works, installing the insulation, and keeping in touch with residents day-to-day.

The project follows a successful SHDF bid – part-funded by the SHDF and match-funded by LHP – making it part of an £800 million government initiative to raise the standard of social housing in England and tackle fuel poverty.

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What does this external wall insulation project mean for LHP residents?

External wall insulation is a superb way to improve a property’s energy efficiency by preventing heat loss through the walls and at door and window frames. It wraps the building in a layer of insulation, which acts like a winter coat, keeping the cold air out and the warm air in. It keeps the hot air out in summer too, making homes more comfortable all year round.

For residents at the Reedmere and Willows estates, it will mean:

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    Lower energy bills – the Energy Saving Trust estimates that c.one-third of the heat produced by central heating is lost through the walls and roof, with external wall insulation reducing LHP tenants’ energy bills by c.£385 each year.

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    A warmer home in winter

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    A more comfortable home all year round

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    Reduced need to switch the heating on

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    Less energy waste

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    A lower carbon footprint

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    A stylish new look for the outside of each home

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    Upgraded vents to kitchens and bathrooms, coupled with the topping up of loft insulation to current standards, if required

Commited to tackling fuel poverty

The project will begin with properties on the Reedmere estate in Immingham, with retrofit of external wall insulation to all LHP-owned properties on this estate due to be completed by the end of March 2024. Upgrades to all LHP-owned properties on the Willows estate in Grimsby will be completed by end of March 2025.

E.ON and the Thrift Energy team will notify each LHP tenant when it is time for their property to be upgraded. Our team will erect scaffolding and carry out the work without needing to enter the property or restrict access for residents, enabling people to stay in their home while the improvements are carried out.

I’m an LHP resident, how can I get in touch?

If you’re a resident at Reedmere or Willows, our teams on site will be happy to answer any questions you may have and we will give you plenty of notice of the start date for your home.

You can find out more about external wall insulation here, or get in touch with our team.

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