Free loft and wall insulation for UK residents over the age of 70
Posted by markharrison on January 31, 2008
Just a quick note.
If you, or someone living with you, are over the age of 70, then under a Government Scheme, you should be able to receive free loft and wall insulation, reducing heating bills, and keeping the homes warmer.
I’m afraid I haven’t been able to find out whether this applies to tenants, but assuming your tenants pay the heating bills, it would well be worth them phoning up to see!
To arrange this, which is funded by the UK Government, you should phone British Gas on 0845 605 2535. (Calls cost typically 4p per minute plus a 3p set up fee from BT residential lines… but less at weekends or evenings.)
The lines are open from 0800-2000 Monday to Friday, and 0800-1300 on Saturdays. I’m told that the “quiet period” for them is about 7pm.
You do not need to be a British Gas customer to arrange this.
If you’re doing this on behalf of a relative or friend, you may well need to go down to them – British Gas will need to talk to the person in question first, and get their permission to have YOU discuss their personal details. The young lady at British Gas I spoke to was most helpful on this.