Over 320 families will be feeling a lot cosier this winter as Cork County Council is to insulate a large proportion of their council houses throughout North Cork.
Works totaling at the cost of over €500,000 include attic and wall insulation, lagging boilers and draft proofing of windows and doors. Cork County Council has already insulated a significant amount of its stock during the last few years, many of these houses in North Cork.
Welcoming the announcement of further insulation works for 2016, North Cork Independent Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said, “This 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 2016″.
Cork County Council is also carrying out planned maintenance works such as replacement of single glazed or poor performing windows and doors to over 150 council houses in 2016 throughout North Cork. Cork County Council is hoping to be in a position in 2017 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.
Cllr. O’ Shea concluded “This is indeed wonderful news for over 320 families in the North Cork area who will benefit from these insulation works and also for the 150 families to benefit from the planned maintenance works. It is important that Cork County Council as the landlord to over 7,000 family homes countywide do their utmost to maintain and renovate their stock for the benefit of their tenants”.