Council houses in Dundee to be insulated

By Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland
June 11, 2017

Occupants of council houses in Dundee could be set to benefit from lower utility bills as a result of eco-friendly upgrades.

Dundee City Council has confirmed it wants to spend £3.8 million on insulation for more than 400 local authority houses.

This could lead to tenants spending less on heating their homes, thereby saving them large sums of money, as well as reducing their environmental impact.

The council wants to install insulation in 152 properties on Graham Street, 138 houses on Douglas Court and in 18 homes at the Tullideph tenements and flats, the Evening Telegraph reports.

A further 12 properties in Marshall Street and Pitairlie Road in Mid Craigie would also be fitted with insulation.

However, the proposals still require final approval from members of the neighbourhood services committee.

In a report for the group, Dundee City Council stated: "Resources are available to fund external insulation for council-owned properties within the current five-year housing revenue account budget."

The authority has also stressed that it has a strong track record in this area, as it was awarded over £1 million in Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland funding.

Similarly, it noted that it also received Energy Company Obligation funding from utility providers to ensure owner-occupiers would be included in the programme and that mixed tenure blocks were "comprehensively treated".