What's this project all about?
We want our homes to be warmer, use less energy and cost less to run. That's where the Cosy Homes project comes in.
This year we were awarded some funding through the Government which means we can upgrade 260 homes to make them warmer and more energy efficient.
The project is limited. We can only use the funding in certain types of homes and only to pay for specific things - such as insulation, solar panels, low-energy lighting or ventilation.
Getting this funding is a great opportunity. If your home is selected, it means you could save on energy and have a warmer home next winter.
This is not a scam. Breyer specialise in refurbishing homes in a sustainable way and they're working for B3Living on our Cosy Homes project
This is a rare opportunity that we wouldn't want you to miss out on. If your home is selected, it means it has met a specific criteria that could make your home warmer and save you money on your energy bills.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Living in an energy efficient building can lower your heating bills by more than 50%.
- Energy efficient buildings stay more comfortable and safe during a blackout or disaster.
- Energy efficiency has direct and indirect benefits to health.
We want you to be able to keep warm in your home, especially throughout the winter months.
Not at all.
This will not cost you extra or affect the price you pay for your rent/service charge. It’s a Government funded initiative focused on making your home more energy efficient, which could help you save money on your bills in the long run.
This really depends on what your home needs. Some homes may only need energy efficient lights or better ventilation. Other homes may need insulation putting in or solar panels.
That's why we come round to do the survey first.
Fitting in surveys or building works around the school run, hospital appointments or other commitments can be tricky.
Also, we get that it's another thing to manage, especially if you're having challenges - such as your mental health.
That's why we have a Resident Liaison Officer, called Neil, who can work with you to understand what you need. For example, sometimes Breyer can offer Saturday appointments if the week is too hectic.
It might sound like it could be a disruptive process - but we will work with you throughout to make sure it has as little impact on your life as possible.
Before any works begin, our Resident Liaison Officer, Neil, will do a survey with you to identify your individual needs. This might include working hours, language barriers, vulnerability or disabilities. This is so they can tailor the works where needed.
Neil will also be friendly point of contact throughout and will be there to answer any questions or concerns at any time.
We’ll let you know if you’re eligible for home improvement works. Each home is unique, so the type of works you may need will vary. You should expect to be contacted to outline the next steps.
As this is a Government funded initiative, there are very specific requirements for eligibility.
For the first phase of this project, we are focused on improving the energy efficiency of homes with an energy rating of D or below. If your home falls outside of this, unfortunately it won't be eligible for improvement works.
This was a rare opportunity.
- Funding has come from the Government - it's a one-off opportunity, but we have to spend the money on works that save energy. That doesn't mean other works don't matter to us.
- We know energy bills are high right now and could keep going up.
- This project is extra - we're not prioritising it over other plans, these will still go ahead.