Mark Group has reached a milestone in a three year contract with Plymouth Community Homes, by fitting its 1000th installation of loft insulation for the social housing provider’s domestic properties, across its housing stock of approximately 15,000 homes.
The contract will see Mark Group improving the comfort of up to 5,000 homes in total by reducing energy consumption and fuel costs for the residents by installing loft insulation – up to £180 per year off their energy bills according to the Energy Saving Trust*.
“Plymouth Community Homes aims to provide housing which is desirable and sustainable and is constantly striving to improve and upgrade the energy efficiency of its residents’ housing,” explains Melvin Thompson, gas installation contract manager, Plymouth Community Homes.
“We’ve already conducted a customer satisfaction survey for the first phase and our tenants’ overall satisfaction was rated at 98% (76% of tenants were ‘very satisfied’) which is excellent. I would recommend Mark Group to anyone.”
Up to 40% of all heat loss in a home is lost through the roof, meaning that energy savings can be easily made by retrospectively fitting loft insulation into homes.
“Reaching 1,000 homes, especially at this time of year, means that many of the tenants will have warmer, more energy efficient homes this winter,” said Anna Cousins, business development manager, Mark Group.
Loft insulation should be around 270mm in thickness to provide satisfactory energy savings for a property.
*This is estimated based on insulating a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms, showing savings when you insulate an uninsulated loft.
About Mark Group
Mark Group is an international company which began insulating homes back in 1974. Today the Group helps over 7,000 buildings become more energy efficient every week from over 30 worldwide locations. Its services are tailored for individual home-owners, as well as builders, architects, local authorities, government bodies and commercial developers. Grants are available to many home-owners and Mark Group’s dedicated team of surveyors and installers provide expert advice, service and customer care in helping home-owners access funds. www.markgroup.co.uk