Cork County Council has this week been notified of an initial allocation of over €750,000 from the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government for insulation works on over 500 local authority houses.
Works include attic and wall insulation, lagging boilers and draft proofing of windows and doors. Cork County Council has already insulated over 500 houses in its stock during 2013, 200 of these houses in North Cork.
Welcoming the continuation of insulation works in 2014, North Cork Independent Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said, “This second phase of home insulation works will be of huge benefit to the many families in the area. The cost of energy and electricity is escalating every day and I am delighted that Cork County Council is now in the position to continue insulating these homes. This will help the families involved reduce their energy and fuel costs and to have a cosier home in 2014.
Cork County Council is hoping to be in a position later this year to commence further insulation works such as extra external and internal insulation such as dry lining of damp rooms in houses which has solid or hollow block construction. They also hope to be in a position to replace all single glazed or poor performing windows and doors.
Cllr. O’ Shea concluded “This is indeed wonderful news for all local authority residents in the North Cork area. It is important that Cork County Council as the landlord to over 7,000 family homes countywide do their upmost to maintain and renovate their stock for the benefit of all”.