0800 Repair Delivers £4m Worth of Lifetime Bill Savings in Middlesbrough

Posted on the 6 February 2019

0800 Repair Delivers £4m Worth of Lifetime Bill Savings in Middlesbrough

A leading heating, insulation and renewables energy company is helping to deliver considerable savings to homeowners in Middlesbrough.

In collaboration with Middlesbrough Affordable Warmth Partnership and utilising Middlesbrough Council’s new ‘ECO-Flexibility’ scheme, which has seen more households than ever before qualify for energy saving installations, 0800 Repair has delivered £4,000,628 worth of energy bill savings to homeowners across the town since October 2017.

Over this period of time, 0800 Repair installed over 160 energy-efficient home insulation measures and replacement gas boilers including room and roof insulation, under-floor insulation and cavity wall insulation using waterproof poly-bead material. These projects have contributed to 68.95 tonnes of carbon savings.

The Houghton-le-Spring-based company has been working alongside Middlesbrough Environment City, who coordinate Middlesbrough Affordable Warmth Partnership, to ensure as many households as possible benefit from the Government’s Energy Companies Obligation scheme (ECO3) and the Local Authority’s ECO-Flex scheme.

ECO3 and ECO-Flex funding is available to lower income homeowners and those in receipt of certain benefits, as well as people that have been diagnosed with health conditions that make them vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.

ECO Flex means the Local Authority sets its own eligibility criteria and Middlesbrough Council has ensured as many households as possible across the borough can qualify for funding. 0800 Repair also provides advice and guidance to eligible households, including hand-delivery of letters and leaflets to all properties.

Graeme Stephenson, Partnerships Manager at 0800 Repair, said: “A lot of people are unaware of the types of grants available to them for these energy efficient works. By working with Middlesbrough Affordable Warmth Partnership, we are trying to help raise awareness and deliver further significant savings, while tackling fuel poverty in the North East.

“The benefits are huge for qualifying customers, which will help to reduce energy bills and positively impact on the carbon footprint in these areas. Our team of experienced engineers and renewable energy specialists are on hand to support the most vulnerable across the region.

“The projects we’ve been involved in have proven to be very successful so far, and we’re looking forward to continuing our work with Middlesbrough Affordable Warmth Partnership.”

Established in 2010, 0800 Repair forms part of Pacifica Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of home services and product warranty. The Group handles in excess of 4,500 jobs per week and employs more than 480 staff, including 250 field-based engineers.

For further information about the ECO schemes delivered through 0800 Repair and to check your eligibility, contact: 0800 888 6121.