Wednesday 29 November 2023
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Over 240 council houses to benefit from Energy Retrofitting Programme during 2015

241 families will be feeling a lot cosier this winter as Cork County Council is to carry out insulation and draft proofing works to a large proportion of their council houses throughout North Cork.

Works totaling at a cost of over €1.6m countywide include attic and wall insulation, ventilation works and draft proofing of windows and doors. Each house will also get an updated BER Certification. The programme is majority funded by the Local Property Tax with some extra funding by the exchequer.

Cork County Council has already insulated over 800 houses in its stock since 2013 with over 400 already completed in North Cork. It is envisaged all council houses will have benefited from the Energy Retrofitting Programme by 2016.

Welcoming the further insulation works for 2015, Mayor of Co Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said, “This is the third phase of home insulation works which will be of huge benefit to the many families in the area. I am delighted to state works have already commenced in North Cork so the families can benefit from these works this coming winter. 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 this winter″.

Locations where insulation works will take place in Cork County Council homes include:

  • Dr. Croke Place, Kilbrin
  • Droimneach, Bweeng
  • Cluain Ard, Bweeng
  • Church Hill, Freemount
  • Noonan Park, Freemount
  • Pairc An Tobair, Freemount
  • Scannell’s Place, Nadd
  • Churchview, Knocknagree
  • Woodland Park, Knocknagree
  • Forge View, Milford
  • Main St., Boherbue
  • Moylan Park, Kiskeam
  • Mullaghroe South, Cullen
  • Minor Row, Millstreet
  • Glenview, Lyre
  • Gleann Daire, Lyre
  • Ard an Bhaile, Buttevant
  • Cregane Beg, Buttevant
  • Steeple View, Buttevant
  • New Street, Buttevant
  • Kylecarroll, Liscarroll
  • Burton View, Churchtown
  • Cecilstown, Mallow
  • Guiney’s Terrace, Newmarket
  • Highfield Drive, Newtownshandrum
  • Gleann Na Spa, Rockchapel
  • Gort Na Coille, Lombardstown

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 good news for over 240 families in the North Cork area. 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”.

Insulation works have already commenced in North Cork to over 240 family homes

Insulation works have already commenced in North Cork to over 240 family homes