Superglass leads drive towards energy efficient homes

Published:  01 December, 2011

STIRLING: The Scottish Government's Scottish House Condition Survey revealed promising statistics, with the number of dwellings without insulation being halved since 2003-04 and the proportion of insulated cavity walls being increased from 53% in 2007 to 62% in 2010.

Alex McLeod, chief executive officer of Superglass, an independent manufacturer of glass fibre insulation, believes that the trend is going in the right direction.

"We can see that more is being done to bring our national housing stock up to better standards. However, this survey also recognises the areas that need to be worked on as 48% of those dwellings surveyed had loft insulation levels below the minimum UK Building Regulation Standard of 270mm.

"We are encouraged that the Scottish Government is continuing to promote home energy efficiency through its own schemes, and that it is actively considering the introduction of minimum energy performance standards for existing homes. This step will help tackle high fuel bills in the most energy-inefficient properties.

"As the sole manufacturer of glass fibre insulation in Scotland we are in a strong position to help plug this gap and supply glass wool insulation to Scottish homes to help them stay warm this winter, while giving them a huge opportunity to substantially save money on their heating bills."

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