Improvements planned to make hundreds of homes in Corby warmer

People in Corby are set to benefit from a programme of works designed to help hundreds of homes stay warm and save money on fuel bills.

The improvements are set to take place over the next three or four months
The improvements are set to take place over the next three or four months

Corby Council has appointed Westdale Services Ltd to regenerate hundreds of their housing stock in Lindisfarne Road, Welland Vale, Shetland Way, Willow Brook Road, Chelveston Drive, Woodnewton Way and Coleridge Way over the next few months to make them more thermally efficient.

The works will include roofing, soffits, fascias, gutters, external wall insulation as well as landscaping and environmental works.

Subsequent phases of work will follow in 2018 and 2019.

Corby Council’s lead member for housing, Cllr Bob Eyles, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Westdale to make these improvements to hundreds of our homes in the borough, not only will this help keep our residents warm but we hope that it will also help them save money too.”

Westdale Services recently picked up the accolade of best national insulation company for the third year running, and building on its recent success of best large-scale project at the Yorkshire and Humberside awards last June.

Their projects have played a key role in tackling fuel poverty by helping residents live in warmer homes and save money on their energy bills, as well as providing long-term solutions for the UK’s least energy efficient housing stock.

Westdale is in the process of notifying the residents of the selected properties and they will be holding a community consultation event on Monday (March 13).

It will give people an opportunity to meet the team and raise any concerns they have.

The community consultation event will take place in the bar area of Lodge Park Sports Centre in Shetland Way from 4pm to 7pm on Monday.

Adrian Bishop, divisional manager for Westdale, said: “We are delighted to be again working to help the residents of Corby, and we look forward to making a positive, long-term impact through this regeneration scheme.

“Because the work will involve working on occupied properties, we are asking everyone to be extra careful to ensure children in the area remain safe and secure.

“Please help Corby Borough Council and Westdale Service Ltd stay accident-free.

“Each property is a ‘building site’ and as such, needs to be treated as one.

“Westdale will also be working with local schools to help reinforce this message.”