Delayed Hull homes revamp to get underway

By Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland
August 22, 2017

Homes in Hull that were scheduled to receive considerable upgrades to their energy efficiency in recent months will soon see their long wait for the project to begin to come to an end.

Streets surrounding Hessle Road are to see work get underway from the start of June as part of a delayed £750,000 scheme that will focus on providing improved home insulation to bring down the bills of local households in the years ahead, the Hull Daily Mail reports.

Originally planned for last year, the work faced delays due to cutbacks in funding and objections to the scope of the scheme from the Darts Residents' Association, but now each of these problems has been overcome.

Measures that are set to benefit up to 150 households on Tyne Street, Ribble Street and Dee Street will include new external wall insulation and cladding, which will not only bolster home energy efficiency, but also provide a welcome improvement to the area's aesthetics.

The work is being supported by Hull City Council and efforts will be made to complete all home upgrades by the end of the year.

Ward councillor Nadine Fudge told the news provider: "The letters are being sent out now and those who don't fill out the form could end up being one of only a few homes not to be improved.

"We will be starting in June and I am pleased it is taking place. It will bring pride back to the area, like it has in Woodcock Street.

"It has been a long time coming and we thank people for their patience."